12 Team ESPN 5x5 H2H league.I have a taker for Cliff Lee, who is going to pitch really well in the NL East, but my pitching has been strong and I could use the boost.
I've been offered Jayson Werth for Cliff Lee. I countered with Jarrod Washburn, but no dice. I think I can do a lot better than Werth for Cliff Lee... but who do you think I should counter with? This guy is in first place by a lot, but has struggled lately.
He also said he would do Washburn for Denard Span or Mike Cameron. Would you guys do any of these?
C Mike Napoli 1B Prince Fielder 2B Orlando Hudson 3B Chone Figgins SS Hanley Ramirez MI Elvis Andrus CI Derrek Lee OF Josh Hamilton OF Manny Ramirez OF Jason Kubel OF Nate McLouth UT Derrek Lee BN Nick Swisher
P Cliff Lee P AJ Burnett P Wandy Rodriguez P Randy Wells P Andy Pettite P Zach Duke P Jarrod Washburn P Joel Piniero P Chris Tillman P Kevin Gregg P Leo Nunez
C Bengie molina 1B Pujols 2B Uggla 3B Longoria SS Scutaro MI Furcal CI Chipper OF Werth OF Cody Ross OF Abreu OF Mike Cameron UT Raul Ibanez BN Denard Span BN Freddie Sanchez
sorry about gregg i feel your pain tho buddy, thanks for your help. i see you have some struggling outfielders on your team. let me ask you this tho, if you got werth who would he replace on your team? i really dont think he's that much better than what you have and in head to head leagues i value an ace like cliff lee lowering my era and whip in the playoffs. BUT i do think he is an upgrade over some of your outfielders. however, he's very streaky and has had fewer opportunities after ibanez came back and he was dropped to sixth in the lineup. might just be coincidence, but i'm a phillies fans and i've noticed ibanez getting more rbi opportunities than werth. that said i still like him more than mclouth and slightly ahead of kubel based on his steals. washburn for span is fair, but i don't think he upgrades any of your outfielders and is less valuable in a head to head league (week to week, he'll prolly only get a steal or two, maybe a home run, and a good avg) not as valuable as in roto IMO. and i don't like cameron that much. if you were to make a trade i'd package mclouth and washburn or lee for an upgrade in the outfield (maybe werth, depending on who you're trading with) and lesser starting pitcher. hope this makes sense/helps.
Would he be willing to do Ibanez for Lee, I think that would be a better trade for you. I'm not a huge fan of Werth and with Lee moving to a contender I think you could do better than getter such a streaky player
Your outfield has been struggling but they should come around. Lee is only going to get better! If I were you I'd wait a bit. Lee's value is going up and up, and I think your OFs will come around soon enough.
The majority of the time I always say position playters are worth more than SP, but in your case Id keep Lee. Werth doesn't ake you noticably better than you already are, and losing Lee does truly hurt your SP. Unless you can get Ibanez, dont do it.