C - Kurt Suzuki 1B - Albert Pujols 2B - Dustin Pedroia 3B - Ian Stewart SS - Rafael Furcal LF - Chris Coghlan CF - B.J. Upton RF - Nick Markakis Util - Nick Swisher BN - J.J. Hardy BN - Colby Rasmus
SP - Justin Duchscherer SP - Dan Haren RP - Matt Lindstrom RP - Juan Gutiérrez P - Matt Capps P - Tommy Hanson P - Josh Beckett BN - Max Scherzer BN - James Shields BN - Ricky Romero DL - Michael Wuertz
Trades: GIVE rasmus GET jonny damon(lf) GIVE upton, furcal, scherzer, hanson GET kemp (cf), broxton, lilly GIVE swisher, romero GET torii hunter (cf)
all in all i like my trades, a little risk involved but there always is. Did I make a mistake anywhere? Also I now have 2 bench slots and a DL pickup to fill. Relevant free agents:
ordonez (on waivers doubt i get him) orlando cabrera kelly johnson alex gonzalez jose guillen delmon young
barry zito kyle lohse colby lewis justin masterson
Thanks a lot guys, know it's a lot of information in one sitting, appreciate the help, WHIR
Hey thanks for replying in my thread. I have to say you made some mighty fine trades. The first one was close but I like Damon more he should put up some solid numbers. Awesome trade on Kemp I think he is going to kill it this year ditto on the Romero and Hunter trade.
Ordonez and Delmon Young would be the guys for me or Ocab if you can't get Magglio, JJ has been hot but man I am just not sold on him yet.
Rasmus/Damon trade is close. i think that could depend on what you want. i guess Rasmus is going to be batting down more in the lineup compared to early as he was last season. Rasmus could be good for some HR and RBI. Damon is going to be near the front for Detroit. hes getting up there in age but still good for R and SB. i wouldnt count on Damon for the HR he had last season. that was helped by playing in Yankee Stadium.
have to love the Kemp trade. clearly the best player in the deal. not sure on Scherzer this season. im not expecting big things from him coming to the AL. Hanson i think is a bit overrated going to see his first full season in the majors. he could be good, just not great like some believe.
giving Swisher and Romero to get Hunter i think could be good. Swisher is going to have the more HR but Swisher is someone who could also really hurt in AVG. Romero i dont think is that good yet. he has potential, but he could only be a bit better this season than he was last season when he had 4.30 ERA/ 1.52 WHIP
of the free agents, Ordonez jumps out. IMO he is going to return to form. he struggled in the first half last season but came on in the 2nd. maybe Delmon Young is reaching some potential, but i also question playing time. the Twins have Jim Thome and i think he is going to get his share of playing time. that means the other Twins OF could suffer like Kubel/Young/Cuddyer. Zito could be good for pitching. good park and pitching in the NL West helps. maybe good for match ups. Masterson i think is good for ground balls, but i think hes more of a watch for now. the FA maybe i rank like- Ordonez, Young, Zito, Cabrera, Johnson. Hardy could return to form at SS, but its a risk. might want to look to trade for another SS after losing Furcal.