-This one team is lacking power in the OF position and everywhere else for that matter. I am feel that I have a descent amount of a power but am still skeptical as to if I can give up a 100 RBI guy like Lee. I definitely need pitching though, there is no skepticism about that. -12 team mixed league -5x5 plus OPS and OBA (On Base Percentage Against) -H2H Scoring -I had 3rd Overall Pick
C Miguel Montero, Ari C 1B Justin Morneau, Min 1B 2B Ian Kinsler, Tex 2B 3B Jose Lopez, Sea 2B (he's not eligible for 3B yet) SS Hanley Ramirez, Fla SS OF Grady Sizemore, Cle OF OF Nelson Cruz, Tex OF OF Carlos Lee, Hou OF UTIL Vernon Wells, Tor Bench Martin Prado, Atl 2B, 1B, 3B Bench Adam LaRoche, Ari 1B
SP Chris Carpenter, StL SP SP Wandy Rodriguez, Hou SP P Jered Weaver, LAA SP P Clay Buchholz, Bos SP P Jorge De La Rosa, Col SP RP Jonathan Papelbon, Bos RP RP Ryan Franklin, StL RP Bench Jon Rauch, Min RP Bench Francisco Liriano, Min SP
This is the other guys team C Yadier Molina, StL C DTD 1B Ryan Howard, Phi 1B 2B Dan Uggla, Fla 2B 3B Kevin Youkilis, Bos 3B, 1B SS Stephen Drew, Ari SS OF Carl Crawford, TB OF OF Nyjer Morgan, Was OF OF Michael Cuddyer, Min 1B, OF UTIL Derrek Lee, ChC 1B DTD Bench Nolan Reimold, Bal OF Bench Dexter Fowler, Col OF DTD Bench David Ortiz, Bos DH
P Josh Beckett, Bos SP PP P Brandon Webb, Ari SP DTD P Max Scherzer, Det SP SP Adam Wainwright, StL SP SP Josh Johnson, Fla SP RP David Aardsma, Sea RP RP Jason Frasor, Tor RP Bench Jeff Niemann, TB SP
What do you guys think, I don't really want to just jump into a trade because I am happy with my team. I just feel like this is an opportunity to bolster my pitching staff. I haven't even offered a trade yet, I am more or less looking for your guys' opinion on what I can do to give this guy Carlos Lee, and get the most in return.
I would wait on making a move like this for a couple reasons. One your staff isn't THAT bad, actually its pretty solid. Carpenter and Wandy are excellent staff starters, Weaver will add in a good deal of Ks with a good W count as well, and a very solid #3, then you have 2 high upside guys to round out your starting 5. De Le Rosa is a great source of Ks, and with that high K rate stands a good chance of another good W total, Coors hurts his ERA, but very solid, and I am very high on Buchholz. Not to mention Liriano sitting there resting on your bench, huge darkhorse and is flat tearing it up in ST. Point #2, I don't think I would want to have to count on Vernon Wells as my #3 OFer over Carlos Lee, not even close.
One thing I may recomend tho is scraping the FA list for a 7th SP, carry 2 RP and cut Rauch as its looking more and more like a CBC (closer by committee) in Minny.
I would stand pat for now. It's often easier to make up ground in H2H so I wouldn't sweat it just yet. I would prefer to see how Cruz and Sizemore start off before dealing your other top OF. More importantly, I would like to see Liriano in action. If he's able to be effective then you have a pretty good starting foursome assuming Wandy isn't a mirage (and I don't think he is). If you are going to offer up Lee, then at a minimum you want Johnson or Beckett in return.
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Yeah I agree that with your roster, you should stand pat. You have a good starting staff with a lot of upside (Liriano and Buchholz) and you don't have much OF depth. I think Carlos Lee is the right guy to try to trade, but you'd need a 3rd OF in exchange then.
Give your team 4-6 weeks with this roster and if your SP is still considered a weak point, deal Lee for a SP. If not, well, sit back and watch the W's roll in because I think that's a solid squad.