This is a 20 Team Roto League, 5x5, very competitive and deep rosters.
I have Rajai Davis and am looking to trade him. I know it's hard, given the fact that he's not an everyday starter, but I figure I could still sell his speed/runs when he does play.
The question becomes, what sort of pitcher could I land for him? The two places I need help are SP, MI and CI, and I don't think I could land a CI worth anything for him straight up. Looking at SP I was taking looks at guys like Carmona or Floyd, but I am not 100% what I could land.
Of course, it's hard to tell without the other rosters, but if anyone has an idea of what sort of SP I could get in return, I could sort of go from there. I do have a trade offer out for Eric Bedard (Wade Davis for Bedard; other manager wanted a somewhat decent pitcher) that I'm waiting to hear back on.
I've also listed some of the FA available in the league at the bottom.
Here's my team:
C Miguel Montero (Ari - C) 1B Billy Butler (KC - 1B) 2B Ben Zobrist (TB - 2B,SS,OF) 3B Chipper Jones (Atl - 3B) SS Jason Donald (Cle - 2B,SS) CI Lyle Overbay (Tor - 1B) MI Josh Wilson (Sea - SS) OF Carl Crawford (TB - OF) OF Julio Borbon (Tex - OF) OF J.D. Drew (Bos - OF) OF Trevor Crowe (Cle - OF) Util Vladimir Guerrero (Tex - OF) Bench Rajai Davis (Oak - OF) Bench Kosuke Fukudome (CHC - OF) Bench Eric Patterson (Bos - OF) Bench Josh Bell (Bal - 3B) Bench Carlos Ruiz (Phi - C)DL DL Dustin Pedroia (Bos - 2B) DL Asdrubal Cabrera (Cle - 2B,SS)
SP A.J. Burnett (NYY - SP) SP Jon Garland (SD - SP) SP Doug Fister (Sea - SP) SP Jhoulys Chacin (Col - SP,RP) SP Tim Stauffer (SD - SP,RP) RP Matt Guerrier (Min - RP) RP Dan Runzler (SF - RP) P Shawn Camp (Tor - RP) P Barry Zito (SF - SP) Bench Wade Davis (TB - SP) Bench Brad Lincoln (Pit - SP) Bench Marc Rzepczynski (Tor - SP) Bench Shaun Marcum (Tor - SP,RP)DL DL Brett Anderson (Oak - SP)
A few of the Free Agents out there:
Shelley Duncan (Cle - OF), Willie Bloomquist (KC - 2B,SS,OF), Chris Carter (NYM - OF), Brent Lillibridge (CWS - 2B,OF), Alex Cora (NYM - 2B,SS), Chris Denorfia (SD - OF), Tyler Greene (StL - 3B,SS), John McDonald (Tor - 2B,3B,SS), Cody Ransom (Phi - 3B), John Bowker (SF - OF), Chris Dickerson (Cin - OF)DL, Chris Heisey (Cin - OF), Michael Taylor (Oak - OF)
Craig Breslow (Oak - RP), Ryan Webb (SD - RP), Scott Downs (Tor - RP), Alexi Ogando (Tex - RP), Mitchell Boggs (StL - SP,RP), Rafael Perez (Cle - RP), Craig Stammen (Was - SP), Vin Mazzaro (Oak - SP), Anthony Lerew (KC - SP), Santiago Casilla (SF - RP), Andrew Cashner (CHC - SP,RP), Daniel McCutchen (Pit - SP), Eric O'Flaherty (Atl - RP), James McDonald (LAD - SP,RP), Dustin Moseley (NYY - SP)
Thanks in advance, and I will help you out if you leave a link.
I Give: Julio Borbon/Jhoulys Chacin I Get: Troy Glaus/Justin Masterson
With Chacin the probable choice to get yanked from the rotation for De La Rosa, does this make sense? Masterson isn't spectacular, but he'll get me K's, and Glaus would allow me to not be forced to start Overbay. It leaves the OF a bit thin with Crawford/Guerrero/Drew/Crowe as my only true starters, with Patterson/Fukudome/Davis/Overbay/Bell slotting in at Util.
Thanks for the input. I also have Marcum (I hope) coming back, so that would be a plus if he does. Three other questions that I have:
Would dealing Davis still be wise if I move Borbon? I'd then have 4 Starting OF with someone in at Utility (which comes down to Patterson/Bell/Overbay/Fukudome unless I trade for someone). I was looking at maybe Gavin Floyd for Davis? I know he's heating up so it's a stretch.
Is Alex Cora worth adding? I don't know how long Castillo is out or what the split is between Cora and Tejeda, but would he be better than, say, Josh Wilson who seems to be a bench player now with Branyan and Jack Wilson back in Seattle?
Would it be too much of me to ask for someone like Fowler back in the deal? Something like Glaus/Masterson/Fowler for Borbon/Chacin (and a third if I need it)?