This would allow me to trade one of my other SPs like a Cain or Garza for a solid 2B replacement. Essntially make my rotation virtually unbeatable...
12 Team H2H League with 6 keepers (a * means the 3-year keeper contract expires after this year -- most of the studs expire in our league after this season)
9 x 9 categories (R, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG -- IP, CG, W, L, ER, ERA, K, SV, WHIP MY TEAM (pending completion of a recent deal):
C Brian McCann* 1B Albert Pujols* 2B Chase Utley* 3B Alex Rodriguez* SS Derek Jeter OF Carl Crawford OF Grady Sizemore OF Andrew McCutchen UT Aramis Ramirez UT Alberto Callaspo UT Starlin Castro BN Julio Borbon
SP Roy Halladay* SP CC Sabathia* SP Ubaldo Jimenez SP Zack Greinke SP Matt Garza SP Matt Cain SP Brett Anderson (DL)
C Montero C Iannetta 1B AGon 2B Altuve 3B Moustakas SS Desmond CI Youk MI Kendrick OF Heyward OF CarGo OF McCutch Util A Ramirez(SS) BN Revere,Moreland,Viciedo DL Hart SP Kershaw, Scherzer RP Hanrahan, Street P Henderson, Anderson, Boggs BN Wheeler,Lynn
I would stay put. I love Lincecum, but you don't need him, actually you have no needs on your team at all. Which makes me think maybe just do it for kicks. I hate sitting still with my teams even in first and sometimes just making moves to set up moves is great because your end team might be best.
SO what I am saying is I don't like the trade, but if it sets you up for a good following move where you end up with Lincecum and a solid 2b replacement, I like it.
Does Lincecum's contract run out after this year? If yes, then stand pat. If not and you get to keep him a couple more years or even just next year then I would think I would do it. Then try and buy low on a guy like Aaron Hill who will return to 09 form, coming off a nagging hammy that slowed his start of the season.
I have to go with the consensus. Don't do it. Your team is ridiculously good. Especially for a 12 team league. Utley's the best player at a weak position. Your rotation is already killer. IF for some reason you did want to deal Utley, I think you could get more than Lincecum for him. However, I tend to value batters more than pitchers so I could be wrong.
Completely, you must play in a 5 man league. Utley is the best 2nd baseman out there. Right now he's playing under his level and he'll be back swatting the longball soon enough. You have easily the best rotation ever. In the history of time. You dont need lincecum, utley would leave a big hole in your lineup. if anything try to move cain for a top OF to replace that pile of shit sizemore.