CharlatanSin wrote:In my experience, acquiring injured stars is difficult, because they tend to be worth more to the person holding them than the guy acquiring. I think there's a psychological factor at play here -- many folks have a hard time dealing with sunk cost. If I drafted Ryan Zimmerman as a 2nd rounder, I'm going to have trouble trading him for less, even if his injury precludes him from putting up 2nd round stats. At least in my league, owners seem to care about draft position above all.
I'm trying to overcome this mindset after I passed on several decent offers for Kinsler last year and got burned when he never came back strong. Ditto Carlos Quentin the year before.
additionally, *stars* hold down DL spots, so it really doesn't cost the owner much to wait it out and see if the player comes back 100%.
if you really want to find a deal, look for the team that has more injured players than available DL spots. that person will be happy to trade you an unhealthy player at a discount.