Doesn't like countering? What's the fun of being in leagues if not for talking trades?
I've played with guys like that in the past--they expect your first offers to be clear wins for them or for you to take whatever they offer. Or else they just send PFOs to shut you up. Not fun. Rarely are the first offers the ones that end up happening, and when you bounce ideas back and forth, you get a nice little resource in your league, someone with whom you can make deals in a hurry if need be. I'm always amazed when people toss aside that in any league.
Counter away with this guy--either he's worth the effort or he's not. But don't just take anything
kidsilk wrote:Sure I could put Wallace in there instead of Crede. That might work. But the other guy has punted saves and wont care about a closer in the deal plus he doesnt like a lot of countering anyway.
you don't settle just because cabrera and shields can't be kept. The only way I do team B's offer as it stands is if your trade deadline is tomorrow. If you can get alexei(or choo), lind and baker with throw in's for lineup purposes for your two guys and a combo of hairston, lopez, izturis, thome, or vernon wells, you pull the trigger. if not, pass.
Thanks for the help with mine. Is there any reason why you're not targeting Grienke? If you're giving up a player of MCab's caliber, I don't see any reason why you can't ask for a Grienke-level starter in return.
The problem is that players in my league, no matter how good they are(MCab), lose major value as their contract time dwindles. The rationale of the other teams is that they can only use him for 6 weeks while I would be getting guys in return like Lind and Davis that I can keep and use for the next couple of seasons. Therefore, I am not going to get much more for these guys at this point in the season and it will just get worse as the season progresses. What counters do you see that I could get Lind, Davis, Rezp without giving up Shields? Any opinions welcomed. Thanks and leave your links.