I am in a 12 team, 7x7 MLB keeper league. The extra stats are OPS, batter K's, Holds and Quality Starts. I am lacking in speed and usually have trouble in OPS. He needs pitching. Here is the trade offer:
I trade to him: John Lackey, Wade Davis, Randy Wells He trades to me: Jon Lester, Julio Borbon, JD Drew
Lester cannot be kept, unfortunately. In case you're wondering, I like Drew because he eventually puts up a great OPS as the season wears on.
My other starting pitchers: Haren, Beckett, Lilly, Romero, Pavano, Jamie Garcia, Chacin, Duchscherer (inj)
I feel that I'm somewhat gutting my pitching a bit, but I could really use the speed. Any insight would be helpful!
I don't love it. I would hope to land a more promising SB player than Borbon. I think you are giving up 3 solid SP for 2 ok players and a good SP. I don't really have a problem with it but I do think you might be able to land a better SB threat without giving up quite so much.
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MaudDib wrote:I don't love it. I would hope to land a more promising SB player than Borbon. I think you are giving up 3 solid SP for 2 ok players and a good SP. I don't really have a problem with it but I do think you might be able to land a better SB threat without giving up quite so much.
Thanks! He also has Gardner and Podsednik, the latter of which I'm not all that enthused about. What do you think of Gardner?
Before I even saw your second post, I was thinking, "I wonder who has Gardner in that league?" That is where you should go.
If you could land Gardner instead of Borbon, I might do this deal. I do think you are giving a lot of pitching- seems like you ought to be able to land Gardner one for one with maybe Davis. But- if not, I'd do the deal. Lester will get stronger, as will the Sox offense, and Gardner is going to shine even more in an everyday role, with Grandy out, IMO.
I agree with all that has been said. I feel like you're giving up a lot just to get 3 mediocre players in return (albeit you need the steals). Gardner would be a good option, especially now that Granderson's on the DL