AL only league, 10 teams, 23 man rosters, 7 keepers per year with three year contracts, 5x5 roto style.
I am currently in 8th place about 7 points out of 4th(the money) and struggling on the pitching side of things. I am currently second in overall batting and last place in overall pitching. I feel I can make a run at the money still if my pitching picks up. I have been offered two deals that involve MCab and Shields both on one year deals meaning I can't keep them for next year. Here are the offers with their contract years in parentheses.
Trade A: James Shields(1) and MCab(1) for Scott Rolen(3) and Jared Weaver(3) Trade B: James Shields(1), MCab(1), Hairston(3) for Adam Lind(3), Jarrod Washburn(3) or Scott Baker(2), Chris Davis(2), Robb Quinlan(3)(to fill in at first until Davis gets called up)
i don't much like either, i understand neither player can be kept this year, but Miggy still has alot more value then that... i mean Rolen has been solid, but Weaver has been nothing to talk about 50+IP with only 40 Ks and damn near 4 ERA is not going to help your staff... id go after something else, none of those trades really seem to equal out what your giving up... if i HAD to take one tho it would be Lind and Washburn, but even that i think your getting killed...
No way. As they said above Shields and MCab are the 2 best players in the deal. and while they may be offering a lot of players, they aren't quality players and won't do much for you. Stick with what you have, they are strong. GOOD LUCK
i'd counter with either of these provided alexei can be kept:
1) alexei, lind, baker, crede for shields, cabrera, hairston, getz(or izturis) and thome(downs or francisco work as well). 2) alexei, lind, baker, davis, quinlan, crede for cabrera, shields, hairston, getz, thome and downs. you get 4 good keeper prospects for one guy you can keep.
You can move either closer because they aren't very good and you aren't going to improve drastically in that category with them.