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Postby Baldrick » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:01 pm

This is a 12 team league, 5x5 cats, H2H. No season moves besides trades (10 off season rounds of drafting...5 after the WS, 5 in the spring).

Following trade was proposed to me, and I was looking to trade away a 1B as I have a plethora of them (Carlos Pena, Konerko, Dunn, Lind who has eligibility there)

I give:

Carlos Pena
Jordan Zimmermann
Shaun Marcum

I receive:

Mark Teixeira
Phil Hughes
Fernando Rodney

My roster for the overall picture:
C Jesus Montero
1B Carlos Pena
2B Kelly Johnson
3B
SS Derek Jeter
OF Adam Lind
OF Mike Stanton
OF Michael Bourn
UT Paul Konerko
BN Ryan Ludwick
BN Adam Dunn
BN Travis Snider
BN Delmon Young
BN Brett Lawrie

SP Jordan Zimmermann
SP Shaun Marcum
SP Trevor Cahill
SP Gio Gonzalez
RP Jhoulys Chacin
RP Kevin Gregg
RP Brad Lidge
RP Drew Storen
BN Jon garland
BN Mark Buehrle
BN Kevin slowey
BN Jeff Niemann

I'll likely pick up Chris Johnson and hope he proves the skeptics wrong. Overall though I'm happier with my team going into this season. As for the trade I'm on the fence. I'm not solving my 1B problem as I'm just replacing one for the other. I'm also concerned about trading away two young arms. Any unbiased opinions (I'm a big Marcum fan) would be appreciated.
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Re: Trade help - WHIR

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:38 pm

You win that trade by a big margin. You're getting Teix on the cheap and I'd rather have Hughes than Marcum in a dynasty (which it sounds like this is).
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Postby RyeWhiskey » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:43 pm

I would make that trade immediately. You get the best player in the deal and don't lose all that much.
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Re: Trade help - WHIR

Postby Baldrick » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:50 pm

Accepted the trade. Now the question is how to move some of my other 1B and what sort of return I should be looking for.

Really wish Dunn was still eligible at OF.

And my 3B situation is really up in the air. Not a ton of FA options to use with my last 2 draft rounds. Then it's a question of who to drop? Ludwick was on my short list, as was Bourn (but then I'm really forfeiting SB).
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Postby RyeWhiskey » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:54 pm

Is Freese still available? Chipper Jones might be another sneaky play at third. Edwin Encarnacion should qualify at third and he'll DH threatening 30 HRs. Polanco could be a sneaky play as well to help your AVG.

I'd drop Ludwick for one of these guys as you have quite a few OFs.
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Re: Trade help - WHIR

Postby Baldrick » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:10 am

Encarnacion is available, the other two names aren't. Not sure why I did not even consider Edwin being a Jays fan and all. Not sure about the eligibility situation on Yahoo. Do those change throughout the season? I assume not...seeing as he's likely to see very few games at 3B barring injury or Bautista being moved full-time to the outfield.
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Postby avsfan4ever33 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:47 pm

Baldrick wrote:Encarnacion is available, the other two names aren't. Not sure why I did not even consider Edwin being a Jays fan and all. Not sure about the eligibility situation on Yahoo. Do those change throughout the season? I assume not...seeing as he's likely to see very few games at 3B barring injury or Bautista being moved full-time to the outfield.


Players can only gain eligibility, not lose it, during the season.

I like Encanarcion as a sleeper this season, so would add him over Ludwick.
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Re: Trade help - WHIR

Postby Baldrick » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:52 pm

AngryMonkey wrote:Is Freese still available? Chipper Jones might be another sneaky play at third. Edwin Encarnacion should qualify at third and he'll DH threatening 30 HRs. Polanco could be a sneaky play as well to help your AVG.

I'd drop Ludwick for one of these guys as you have quite a few OFs.


So I updated my trade block putting Dunn and Konerko on it. I was then greeted with this trade proposal:

I give:
Konerko

I get:
Chipper Jones
Kurt Suzuki

Seems pretty straight forward and fills some holes in my roster for this season. Any reasons not to take it?

I think this is the most trade action I've had in the nine seasons I've been a part of this league after taking over for someone.
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Re: Trade help - WHIR

Postby Baldrick » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:55 pm

avsfan4ever33 wrote:
Baldrick wrote:Encarnacion is available, the other two names aren't. Not sure why I did not even consider Edwin being a Jays fan and all. Not sure about the eligibility situation on Yahoo. Do those change throughout the season? I assume not...seeing as he's likely to see very few games at 3B barring injury or Bautista being moved full-time to the outfield.


Players can only gain eligibility, not lose it, during the season.

I like Encanarcion as a sleeper this season, so would add him over Ludwick.


If I accept the second trade Ludwick would be the player I drop. So if that happens who do you suggest dropping to pick up Ludwick? At this point I'm looking at the two most expendable players as I'd also like to pick up Kyle Drabek to conclude the off-season drafting.
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Re: Trade help - WHIR

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:57 pm

Konerko will regress from last season, but should still put up good numbers. I'd probably pass on that deal since I can't trust Chipper at all. I'd rather go with Encanarcion over him.

What catchers are available on the WW?
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