I've been offered Lester, Granderson and Rasmus for Gallardo, Cruz and Choo. Right now myteam's doing pretty well offensively but I'm getting wrecked in ERA and WHIP (see my team below). I'm hoping to deal Cruz at his peak while getting Lester on the cheap, and while I wouldn't accept the deal prposed above, I might want to switch Rasmus out for Zobrist. Here are the teams:
My Team: C Brian McCann, Atl C 1B Albert Pujols, StL 1B 2B Martin Prado, Atl 2B, 1B, 3B 3B Ryan Zimmerman, Was 3B DTD SS Jason Bartlett, TB SS 2B/SS Everth Cabrera, SD SS 1B/3B Garrett Jones, Pit 1B, OF OF Nelson Cruz, Tex OF OF Shin-Soo Choo, Cle OF OF Carlos Gonzalez, Col OF DTD OF Rajai Davis, Oak OF OF Jeff Francoeur, NYM OF UTIL Adrian Beltre, Bos 3B P Dan Haren, Ari SP P Yovani Gallardo, Mil SP PP P Josh Beckett, Bos SP PP P Jose Valverde, Det RP P Trevor Hoffman, Mil RP P Rich Harden, Tex SP P Neftali Feliz, Tex RP P Carl Pavano, Min SP P Fernando Rodney, LAA RP Bench Jake Peavy, CWS SP Bench Ricky Romero, Tor SP Bench Justin Duchscherer, Oak SP DL Ian Kinsler*, Tex 2B DL15
His team: C Ryan Doumit, Pit C 1B Paul Konerko, CWS 1B 2B Kelly Johnson, Ari 2B DTD 3B Pablo Sandoval, SF 3B, 1B SS Hanley Ramirez, Fla SS 2B/SS Elvis Andrus, Tex SS 1B/3B Gordon Beckham, CWS 3B OF Justin Upton, Ari OF OF Jacoby Ellsbury, Bos OF DTD OF Curtis Granderson, NYY OF OF Ben Zobrist, TB 2B, OF OF Colby Rasmus, StL OF UTIL Jose Guillen, KC OF P Jon Lester, Bos SP P Clayton Kershaw, LAD SP P Chad Billingsley, LAD SP P Matt Garza, TB SP P Rafael Soriano, TB RP P Octavio Dotel, Pit RP P Barry Zito, SF SP P Matt Thornton, CWS RP P Zach Duke, Pit SP PP Bench Josh Hamilton, Tex OF Bench James Loney, LAD 1B Bench Asdrubal Cabrera, Cle 2B, SS DL Huston Street*, Col RP DL15
I definitely wouldn't accept the trade as currently proposed, but if Zobrist is switched out for Rasmus I could consider it. I feel by season's end Cruz and Granderson will be more or less a wash in terms of counting stats, but Cruz will probably post the better avg/obp because he hits lefties better than CG. Lester is slightly above Gallardo, imo. Choo for Rasmus is a turn-off, but switch out Rasmus for Zobrist... maybe. It seems like a bunch of lateral moves, though, not sure why you would do this trade unless you're playing on utilizing Zobrist somewhere else but the OF.