Xylo wrote:I don't think I'd do this deal. If it were me, I'd hold onto Phillips and, somewhere down the line, upgrade my OF with my pitching. Your pitching staff could be great, but the only real sure thing you have in your rotation is Cain. Latos, Scherzer, Lohse, Garza, and Santana all have little question marks of their own. Cano is an awesome 2B, but I think Phillips is more than serviceable. Garza has been a strikeout machine since crossing over to the NL and is coming off a huge game earlier in the week. I like Scherzer and Latos and that's why I'd keep them. You don't know what you're getting with Lohse and Zimmermann this year and I'm not so sure the upgrade at second is worth the hassle if a few of your pitchers don't really pan out this year.
Another option might be considering SS included if you don't believe in Cabrera. He likely won't produce like he has so far. Does the team have any depth there?
He doesn't have much depth per-say, but he has Andrus there. That could be another route for me to try. Instead of asking for a lower level SP, do you think Cano + Andrus for Phillips + Cabrera + one of my SPs would be a better deal?
I would def. go this route. I like Andrus much more than Cabrera.
I honestly prefer a Philips/Scherzer offer for Cano... Latos is good, his value is really low now so you dont get as much in return for him. Im not saying Max isnt great either but atleast he's playing better than Latos and you can get more value in return for him...
I'd be fine with dealing either Latos or Scherzer along with Phillips for Cano. Cano is a first round stud... the only thing he won't give you is steals. I'd deal Scherzer before Latos, but I think both pitchers are fairly similar in value so I wouldn't consider it a deal breaker if the other owner preferred Latos in the deal instead.
The other deal where you'd get Andrus seems decent as well, though I think the first deal works out better for you since you only have to deal one of your SPs. Andrus is an upgrade over Cabrera, but I still can't say I'm a huge fan of his. He should give you runs and steals, but not a whole lot else. Despite this, if that ends up being the deal on the table I'd be fine with making it... Cano is the prize here.
Latos has had a shoulder injury which has slowed him down but when he's on form, you surely can't compare Max to Mat when healthy. But the facts are; Latos increased his IP from 50.2 to 184.2 and if you have ever read any articles by Tom Verducci (he coined the Verducci effect which we all talk about now) you will know that he is an injury risk. I would trade Latos ASAP for whatever value you can get and if you cna get Cano, then pull the trigger asap.
I would certainly do this trade. You're getting arguably the best 2b back in fantasy. I think someone else mentioned the run support, and I think that's the key thing you use to decide as to which pitcher you keep. I say this because run support is really the only difference, as they all have some sort of ?, are strikeout machines, and are projected to be around the same value. Ultimately, I say Latos + BPhil for Cano.
Thanks for the help on mine!
Edit - just saw the elvis rout, and that's the way I would try to go, without a doubt.