This is my first real crack at fantasy baseball, and I got my first trade proposal last night. My league is a 10 team Roto, and these are the scoring categories for hitting: AVG, R, SB, HR, RBI ... and pitching: ERA, WHIP, SV, K, W
Here is my roster:
C: Victor Martinez
1B: Albert Pujols
2B: Ian Stewart
3B: Michael Young
SS: Troy Tulowitzki
2B/SS: Yunel Escobar
1B/3B: Carlos Pena
OF: Curtis Granderson, Andre Ethier, Raul Ibanez, Nolan Reimold, Jason Kubel
UTIL: Juan Rivera
Bench: Nick Johnson, Colby Rasmus, Miguel Tejada
Pitchers: CC Sabathia, Javy Vasquez, Tommy Hanson, Jair Jurrjens, Rafael Soriano, David Price, Bobby Jenks, Mark Buerhrle, Scott Downs
The proposed trade would be for me to send Tulowitzki, Kubel, and Rivera to a team a few places behind me in the league. In return, I get Alcides Escobar, Adam Jones, and Alfonso Soriano. My initial reaction is definitely no. I would be downgrading at shortstop for what I feel like is a negligible upgrade in my OF. I took a closer look at his roster, and his outfield also includes Grady Sizemore, Shin-Soo Choo, and Carl Crawford. Dustin Pedrioa is his 2B, another position I could use an upgrade at, if I am able to alter the trade.
Since I'm new to fantasy baseball, I'd like some advice on my first trade proposal. Am I right in that this does not seem like a good trade for me? If so, how can I make it one that is?