Scoring: Batters Stat Categories: Runs (R), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Walks (BB), Strikeouts (K), Batting Average (AVG) Pitchers Stat Categories: Wins (W), Losses (L), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Holds (HLD), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP)
C Brian McCann 1b Billy Butler 2b Chase Utley SS Evreth Cabrera 3b Ian Stewart (2b, 3b) LF Matt Holliday CF Adam Jones RF Brad Hawpe UTI Paul Konerko (1B) UTI Jorge Cantu (1B, 3B) bench Travis Snider (LF) Dexter Fowler (CF) Fernando Martinez (LF,CF,RF) Edwin Encarnacion (3b) Reid Brignac (SS) SP Gallardo SP Billingsley SP Webb SP T. Cahill RP Soriano RP D. Bard RP R. Perry RP B. Morrow P Phill Hughes P B Arroyo
The Trade Issues. I give Matt Holliday, Konerko, EEncarnacion, Hawpe for Justin Upton, J Soria, Juan Rivera(LF), and Ian Desmond.
Im scared to give up matt holliday in this a I think hes in for a huge year. But Upton probably isnt far behind him, this would leave me with only Travis Snider as my other LF. But I do get a good Closer in the deal, and Desmond has some upside...I think. Rivera and Hawpe seem about the samer
My SS are Evreth Cabrera and Brignac so Desmond would help if he sticks. Also , hes mainly looking for a 1B and I could give him Butler for his Markakis probably without losing Holliday. That however would leave me only Konerko and Cantu at 1st for now and the future.
any ideas? Holliday in too safe a situation to let go in this?
I pass on this offer. You need a close but you can find one if you are sharp on the wire.Honestly I had Soria and B. Wilson at the draft last year. Soria started on the DL. I fell behind fast in saves . I was also losing ground in my pitching catagories. So when Soria came back I trade both my closers and up graded my starting pitching. I traded Buehrle and Bay for Vazquez and Markakis. Another trade here and there and I ended up winning my league by 8 points. I had a total of 11 saves. Dead last.My offense and my pitching carried my team. 12 team mixed standard 5x5. I say hang in there . See where you are weak and make a trade later .
In my opnion, I would be inclined to take it. Yes holliday is better than upton, but by how much? You only have 1 rp that can save (soriano) and in a 16 team league, saves are hard to find at times. I think youll be a little bit more well rounded with this trade.
I'd take it for the reasons already mentioned, and because the league is dynasty, yeah? Upton isn't just good now . . . he's getting better. You won't lose that much this season, and it could help you a LOT in the long run.
I would take this too. In fact, I would almost venture to say that this is close to a no-brainer.
Justin Upton might not be as good as Matt Holliday this season (debatable), but he almost surely will keep improving. I see Upton as a fantasy monster.
Soria might have spent some time on the DL last year, and he might pitch for the Royals. However, he will post strikeouts, he won't blow too many saves, and he will give you a solid ERA. And as someone mentioned earlier, you do need saves. A 16 team league is no walk in the park at finding anything, especially a closer.
Encarnacion is better than Desmond, but in a keeper league I'd rather Desmond.