Simple heads-up trade today. I'm in a H2H Weekly points league, 12 team, with no keepers. I picked David Ortiz from the scrap heap a while back, long before he had his huge May. Well, now he has and I was looking to get some value out of him in a deal. I shopped around, and this is the one that interests me the most.
David Ortiz (BOS - DH) for Aramis Ramirez (CHC - 3B)
Pre-draft value definitely swings my way, but both players had terrible starts. The only difference? Ramirez's is continuing while Ortiz is putting on a show this month.
Team-wise, my Util is already firmly occupied by Billy Butler (Who has produced more than Ortiz in his run). And at 1B, of course, is Prince Fielder. It seems as if the only use Ortiz has is to be trade bait. And I don't think he'll retain any of the value that he's gaining with this amazing May.
Meanwhile, Aramis Ramirez will offer another good "Wait and see" project - just like Ortiz was. If Ramirez recovers and produces at good clip, then he would be much more valuable than Ortiz is now. Then again, Ramirez is a 3B, and I currently have Mark Reynolds there. Strikeouts matter in this league, which makes Reynolds an average 3B. All projections would point towards Ramirez having a significantly more productive season.
Anyway, those were the points I was considering. It's probably easier than I think it is. Thanks!