You can see I have a pretty solid OF. I feel good about it, and I can even put Zorbist in at second and get an OFer if needed. My pitching is pretty good too. I would like one more SP but I can survive for week or two for sure.
I have this offer... Hamilton and Rauch for Wolf and Bourn or Span my choice. I know my decision hinges on trusting Hamilton's health. I am in the middle. I could likely get a 2011 draft pick our of this. Maybe Suzuki for Yadier as well. Your thoughts???
I am working another angle as well.... Hamilton involved in getting Beltran or Ian Stewart and Heath Bell.
I JUST RECEIVED A CHANGE IN OFFER... WANDY RODRIGUEZ AND SPAN for Hamilton and Rauch Any changes in thoughts? I might be able to milk a small upgrade in next year draft also. but let's not consider that.
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MY ROSTER OF Zorbist, Ben (2B, SS) (2011) OF Braun, Ryan (2010) OF Holiday, Matt (2011) U Youkilis, Kevin (2012)
Having owned Hamilton last year, I understand the lack of confidence. But....10 months ago, the guy was still blue-chip. I'd hang onto him for April. What you'll still get for him after a month won't be affected that much if he struggles early. But if he plays well early, you have a real good chance of selling high.
I would rather keep Hamilton. He was very disappointing last year, but lets not forget that the year before he was one of the top outfielders in fantasy. He has the talent to put up top OF numbers. No one knows if you'll get 2008 or 2009 like production, but the for what you would get in the trade, I'd rather take the chance and see what Hamilton does this year.
What does your infield look like? I like Ian Stewart a fair bit, and I'd want to think hard about a Stewart-Bell deal if you have room for him. I'm not sure i'd pull the trigger, since I'm also pretty confident that Hamilton is going to have a nice season, but I'd think hard. You certainly have room for another good closer anyway. I'm on the fence there, and I'd need to see the other moving pieces before saying anything concrete.
I would also hang onto Hamilton. Your selling low because of the injury concerns but I feel he is going to bounce back this year. If he starts off on fire than that would be the time to sell hamilton and get a better pitcher in return than what is being offered now.
Ya I'd hang tight as well. The Rangers lineup has potential to be explosive. Also, I like Span more than Bourn. Bourn might be a better steals guy but he is too specialized for me. Span is a decent OBP guy and that could help him narrow the gap on steals. Hamilton's injury concerns are legit obviously, but we all saw what he can do when he doesnt miss a huge part of the season.