justnotcricket wrote:the same guy has Chris carpenter - how about Stubbs, Ellsbury or Choo straight up for him?
I'd take Ubaldo over Chris Carpenter if you can get him. Ubaldo has more upside. Carpenter is in decline in my opinion.
Who you offer depends on your ranking in the league at the moment. You have guys who are performing in Stubbs and Ellsbury, and a potentially lethal weapon in Choo who might wake up in June.
The problem is both Ubaldo and Carpenter are not at their peak yet. If you trade Ellsbury or Stubbs for him you'd be stuck with Choo and Ubaldo/Carpenter not performing in May.
If you can accept that, then go for it. Both should be great in the second half of the season in my opinion, so it's just a question of timing and your strategy.