Contemplating offering this massive deal. Partly because I'm trying to win this year and my offence is sputtering and partly because I'm trying to get a bit younger in my keeper league. I'm currently in 1st place up by 6 games but I've kind of gotten luck these past few weeks and my bats have really gone quiet.
We keep 8 each year.
I send: Arod, Utley(DL), Ordonez, Garcia, 1st round pick
I get: Zimmerman, Holliday, Gallardo, Cruz
If he won't go for that I'm going to remove Cruz from the deal along with my 1st rounder.
Would love to year your thoughts on this.
I lose Utley/Arod but gain Zimm/Holliday/Cruz plus with the addition of Gallardo my staff looks pretty much unbeatable.
12 teams H2H 5x5 OBP instead of AVG we keep 8
C Montero 1B Howard 2B Polanco 3B Arod SS Reyes OF Kemp,Hart,Gardner UT Reynolds
SP Price,Johnson,Liriano,Verlander,Garcia RP Valverde,Street
KJROD20 wrote:If you made that deal, would you even keep Cruz or Gallardo? I figured you'd have Zim, Holliday, Reyes, Howard, Kemp, JJ, and Verlander, Gallardo, or Price being the last one.
That I'm not sure of.
I'm just trying to win this season and the loss of Utley for 6 weeks along with Maggs has really hurt my offence. This is a pretty big money league so I'd prefer to worry about my keepers later. The players I don't keep I can try package up in the offseason to improve the 8 guys I do.
Even though you might slightly downgrade your keepers, you should definitely make this trade. You're playing to win this year and that deal makes you significantly better. Your keepers are fine anyway and it's really not much of a sacrifice.
Thanks for the help with mine. I agree with the above two posters in that you should definitely attempt to get this deal done. It'll put you in great position to win this year and you'll still be in great shape for the future
I say do it. It will definitely solidify your strong team this year and help you win. And that is why we play fantasy sports...to win, not to rebuild all the time. Worry about your keepers later and offer this trade. ARod is on a decline somewhat and Zimm is almost as good in my opinion. Utley isn't going to help you this year much if any the rest of the way and you get great return. I really love Gallardo and Cruz. Try it and see what happens.
I think you would have to pull the trigger on this. ARod's value will only go down in a keeper league - people's perception still heavily outweighs his actual production, so it's good to capitalize now. You get younger. You lose DL dead-weight in Utley, which will help you win now (he is a great keep though). I love adding Holliday over Maggs, and I like Gallardo a lot. Cruz will be great down the stretch. Losing Utley is the only downside for me, and gaining the others is a definite upside for you.