Give: Chase Utley (keeper contract expires after this year) and Jason Bartlett (could be kept thru 2012) Get: Aaron Hill (could be kept thru 2012) and Jose Reyes (keeper contract expires after this year)
12 Team H2H League with 6 keepers (a * means keeper contract expires after this year)
C Geovany Soto 1B Albert Pujols* 2B Chase Utley* 3B Alex Rodriguez* SS Jason Bartlett OF Jason Bay OF Grady Sizemore OF Carlos Gonzalez UT Kyle Blanks UT Magglio Ordonez UT James Loney BN Rajai Davis BN Alcides Escobar
SP Roy Halladay* SP Zach Greinke SP CC Sabathia* SP Chad Billingsley SP Jorge De La Rosa SP Ted Lilly SP Derek Lowe
no, Utley is the only tier 1 second baseman in the league. i think bartlett is better than hill and i don't think Hill will live up to what he did last year, especially having a deficient lineup around him in Toronto, where Bartlett has a solid lineup with the Rays, easily one of the top 5 lineups in the league, which equals more runs, rbi's, etc. and reyes is a risk as of right now. Essentially, the gain from Hill to Utley is a lot better than the loss from Reyes to Bartlett.
So your condsidering this trade for Keeper potential im guessing? On a one year basis this would look like a crazy trade, that you would be giving up alot for. IMO Bartlett has more value then Hill because of Bartlett's 20/20 potential. Utley just seems like to much to give up for Reyes, yes you'll only have Utley/Reyes for one more year. And i just think the infield of Pujols,Utley and A-Roids is just scary good
I wouldn't do it either. I don't think you're getting enough. If you keep Utley you are probably a shoe in for winning the league, lose him and it's a bit iffy still. I don't 100% trust Hill. I'd stay put for now