Okay, so I've been trying to work out a trade to exchange some excess pitching for a bat. I'll post my roster and his below.
First, I offered him my Yovani Gallardo and Jose Guillen for his Jayson Werth. He countered with an offer of my Gallardo, Guillen and Brett Anderson for his Werth and Gavin Floyd.
What do you think? Gavin Floyd really does nothing for me, and I probably wouldn't even keep him on the roster, so that's probably a deal breaker. What do you think of his offer? Is there a counter offer you could suggest I make? Gallardo and Anderson seems like a high price for basically just Werth.
My team: C: Mike Napoli 1B: Kendry Morales 2B: Ben Zobrist 3B: Chone Figgins SS: Starlin Castro MI: Martin Prado CI: Adam Dunn OF: Justin Upton OF: Adam Lind OF: Jay Bruce OF: Magglio Ordonez OF: Scott Podsednik UTIL: Jose Guillen BE: Julio Borbon BE: Alberto Callaspo
Pitchers: Felix Hernandez, Ubaldo Jimenez, Yovani Gallardo, Brett Anderson, David Price, Francisco Liriano, Phil Hughes, Jonathan Papelbon, Carlos Marmol, Neftali Feliz, Bobby Jenks
His team: C: Matt Wieters 1B: Joey Votto 2B: Howie Kendrick 3B: Pablo Sandoval SS: Derek Jeter MI: Elvis Andrus OF: Jason Bay OF: Jayson Werth OF: Carlos Lee OF: Michael Bourn OF: Kosuke Fukudome UTIL: Casey McGehee DL: Curis Granderson
Pitchers: Wandy Rodriguez, David Aardsma, Tim Hudson, Chris Perez, Heath Bell, Clayton Kershaw, Ricky Romero, CJ Wilson, Jaime Garcia, Javier Vazquez, Gavin Floyd, Mike Gonzalez
too much for werth. if he wouldnt take your first deal, he wants to much. YOu cant throw in anderson also, he might be very solid the rest of the year, and to get a guy you would drop, no way. You could deal gallardo straight up for a hitter similiar to worth. dont settle.
What if I swapped out his Floyd for Romero? Or, instead of Gallardo and Anderson, made it Hughes and Anderson? Or if I tried to get McGehee included? Or should I just tell him that it's too much and revert back to the original deal as a take it or leave it? I'm in first place, so I have some leverage, as he is in the middle of the pack.
If I pursue other deals, would Gallardo be worth Ryan Zimmerman straight up? Or Teixeira, from a team that also has Fielder and Konerko.
The Handsome One wrote:I like the idea of going after Tex or Fielder. How badly does that team need pitching? You have a ton. Gallardo might not fetch either, but that could at least the conversation going.
His pitchers are Beckett, Wainwright, Livan Hernandez, Pettitte, Penny, Pelfrey, Zito, Pavano, Randy Wells
I guess he's not in desperate need for pitching, though I'm running away in wins, strikeouts and ERA.
His latest offer is his Werth and Javier Vazquez for my Gallardo and Anderson.
What if I added my Zobrist for his McGehee as part of the deal? Or would Hughes and Anderson for Werth get it done? I also have feelers out about Gallardo for Teixeira. I'm using that as leverage to get a deal done faster in my favor, and after I told the owner that I'm exploring that trade, he came back with the new offer.
Should I abandon this trade altogether? Or try to get more while I'm waiting to hear from the other owner?
This guys sounds like he is not worth dealing with tbh. If I were you I would try offering him that final offer of yours. I dont see why not since he has sent you some pretty bogus deals up to this point.