Big trade here because it will significantly change my team. 10 team 5X5 Roto Keeper, next year we are keeping 5.
C: Victor Martinez 1B: Howard 1B: Fielder 2B: Uggla SS: Furcal 3B: Wright CI: J. Fox MI: Kinsler (DL) OF: Abreu OF: Pagan OF: Holliday OF: Quentin OF: Carlos Lee DH: Hafner P: Beckett P: Sabathia P: Haren P: Hamels P: Harden P: Wandy P: Baker P: Wandy P: Smoltz P: Broxton Howell Street Downs J. Johnson Latos Matusz DL: Lilly, Corey Hart
I am in the middle of the pack, but I really think I have a shot at it. I just traded for Broxton and Street yesterday. I am way behind in saves, and I am in 2nd in wins. Trailing in ERA and WHIP by a lot and K's towards the top of the pack. I feel that Haren is starting to whither away in the 2nd half as he usually does. The innings that K-Rod and Soria get me should be equal is not better the rest of the way IMO. The only thing I am losing is Wins. What do you guys think?
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Last edited by Nails86 on Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I have a hard time believing you can't buy saves a little cheaper than that. Haren is a top-tier pitcher. I would see if you can't swap him for a lesser SP and a closer to address your need for relief pitching without going from a top-tier guy at SP1 to a waiver wire option.
I am not too familiar with roto leagues, but if you are way out of contention for wins then this trade makes logical sense. It looks like a great win/win trade however, I think Haren is better than you give him credit for.
If you really need Saves and are good with Wins, then sure do it. i think you may be overestimating the impact of KRod & Soria innings & Saves wise and may be overestimating Harens potential down the stretch...but you seem set on making the deal, and when it comes down to it, it makes sense.
I'm never a fan of buying saves, no matter what situation. They should be so easy to find in all but the deepest of leagues. You should be able to trade a lesser pitcher like Wandy or Hamels for lesser known, but just as effective closers.
dealing the #1 rated starting pitcher for 2 closers just sounds like a bad idea... i guess it makes sense though with your team... since its a keeper too, id also factor that into my decision. it seems like youre set on this trade bc of harens typical 2nd half slide but i think u might be able to get more for him... i dunno, i guess its a judgement call but id be hesitant to pull the trigger here
10-Team 8x8 h2h
C VMart 1B MCab 2B Stewart 3B Zimmerman SS Ramirez OF Manny,BJUpton,Braun Ut Rios Ut Pierre BN Quentin,Snider,Berkman,Bruce
SP Kershaw,Gallardo,Hanson,Liriano,Holland,JGarcia,Romero RP KRod,Marmol,Feliz,Wagner,Dotel DL BAnderson