rjforlife wrote:We only keep 6, I thought I should mention that. Also, I am in first place in this league, does everyone think Hosmer will outperform Howard? Also, is Bumgarner/Gordon a lowball offer, is that why everyone is mentioning trading Howard, or is unloading Howard the priority? I just traded for him and believe him to be an excellent power bat in a tough league for power. I'm open to making a deal with Howard, just wondering if I can get Hosmer cheaper. Remember, the guy who got him yesterday only gave up Nolasco/Arencibia, and he isn't nuts for Hosmer either. He even texted me and asked if it was a fair deal. I grudgingly said yes because I didn't want to undercut him behind his back.
I think so much of this relies on the league. I have Hosmer in a couple of keeper leagues and i wouldn't trade him for Howard. Howard will end up with more value this year than Hosmer but long term, I want Hosmer. I was basing my trade thoughts on you really wanting the guy, and if that is the case then I would make an offer that would be hard for the other team to refuse. Which means you will overpay for Hosmer but over the next couple years you will be glad you did. If you are wanting to add him but your main focus is on today, then I wouldn't trade Howard. I would offer some of these other trades out there and see what happens. As for me, I am not trading him unless I get another young bat in return like a Justin Upton, Heyward or Bruce.