14 team, dynasty league, 10x10 roto style. I am weak in pitching as you will see and adding Sabathia would be huge. But is it worth giving up two of my best prospects for him? This is what I have been offered:
CC for Heyward + 2nd rd draft pick in minor league draft CC for Heyward + John Mayberry Jr CC for Heyward + Chris Tillman CC for Heyward + Joulys Chacin
He told me to just pick one of them.
He really wants Heyward and he is a stud but would it be worth trading him and a second player or draft pick for CC?
Here is my Team:
C: Jared Saltalamacchia, Russel Martin 1B: Mark Teixeira 2B: Brandon Phillips, 3B: Garrett Atkins SS: JJ Hardy OF: Ryan Braun, Carlos Lee, Alex Rios, Nelson Cruz, Cody Ross, Corey Hart, Michael Cameron, Ryan Ludwick
SP: AJ Burnett, Jason Hammel, Joba Chamberlain, Zach Duke, Mike Pelfrey, Braden Looper, Doug Davis, RP: Mike Gonzalez, Frank Fransisco, Fransisco Cordero
Minors: Will Inmann, Michael Bowden, Jason Heyward, Chris Tillman, Jhoulys Chacin, John Mayberry Jr, Adam Miller
I think I would rather have Heyward long term but if you are convinced you need starting pitching more than an all star outfielder and you can contend right now I could understand making the deal. CC is a top 10 SP and should be one for the next few years. If you did make any of the deals only give up Mayberry with Heyward as opposed to Tillman or Chacin who both could be contributers to your pitching in 2010.
You do really need SP but CC has put up a lot of innings over the past few years and it wouldn't surprise many if he went down at some point next year. SP are so volatile that I would stick with Heyward who has the potential to be very good. I think Heyward has some questions marks and is no sure thing but I would rather have the hitter long term than a SP.
"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move."- Douglas Adams
I'm personally drinking the kool-aid on Heyward right now. But even if I wasn't, I just can't seem to trust Sabathia. I got to see him play a lot in Cleveland and I just can't shake the feelings that with such poor condition he's been in over the years, that he's going to break down sooner than later.
Tillman could be a front line starter in fantasy. Escobar is solid but lacks power and his upside is more of a .300/.360/.400ish type slash line with 30 steals. It's solid and safe as a prospect goes but that is the exact type of line most owners will be constantly looking to upgrade once they get it. If you want to pull the trigger on a Heyward for CC deal then just make it Heyward for CC and forget the other stuff. CC will help you now IF you can contend with your present roster, but you will need Tillman down the road. If has to get a pitcher from you give him Bowden but not Tillman or Chacin who should be at least #3 starters by 2011.
I might even ask for T.Hanson/McCann for Heyward/R.Martin which would upgrade your catcher and get you a young stud pitcher. This is the type of deal I would be looking at if you would be moving Heyward.
CC, Alicedes Escobar, 2nd round pick in minor league draft for Heyward and Chacin. I don't think Chacin will make that much of an impact this season as he most likely will be coming out of the bullpen and will be pitching at Coors Field and I get to keep Tillman. Losing Heyward is tough but who is to say that he is a for sure thing?
Should I pull the trigger and try to win this year or look to the future and keep my prospects? I am leaning towards pulling the trigger on this one.