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Postby bobnerns » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:46 pm

League info: 14-team, H2H, 5x5, non-keeper, 25-man roster with 3 bench spots.

I'm in first place and will almost assuredly make the playoffs. Team with Crawford is in 11th and won't let go of Crawford that easily. My intentions are to trade a few good but not great players for one very good player - Carl Crawford.

My first thought for a trade is:

I give:
Eric Hosmer
Mike Moustakas
Sergio Santos

I get:
Carl Crawford
plus two scrubs I'd drop

First, what are your thoughts on that trade? Am I lowballing him or is it a fair offer? Second, can you think of any other trade offer given our rosters?

My team
C - Matt Wieters
1B - Mark Teixeira
2B - Brandon Phillips
3B - Mike Moustakas
SS - Asdrubal Cabrera
1B/3B - Paul Konerko
2B/SS - JJ Hardy
OF - Ryan Braun, Adam Jones, Michael Cuddyer, Coco Crisp, Logan Morrison
Utility - Eric Hosmer
Bench - David Wright (DL), Dustin Ackley

SP - Cole Hamels, Yovani Gallardo, Max Scherzer, Jonathan Sanchez, Brett Myers, Kyle Lohse, Scott Baker, Edinson Volquez, Josh Johnson (DL)
RP - Kyle Farnsworth, Sergio Santos

His team
C - J.P. Arencibia
1B - Prince Fielder
2B - Neil Walker
3B - Edwin Encarnacion
SS - Alcides Escobar
1B/3B - Justin Morneau
2B/SS - Wilson Valdez
OF - Andrew McCutchen, Corey Hart, Torii Hunter, Grady Sizemore, Carlos Gomez
Utility - Carlos Ruiz
Bench - Carl Crawford (DL), Pedro Alvarez

SP - Ubaldo Jimenez, Colby Lewis, Jaime Garcia, Josh Beckett, Gavin Floyd, RA Dickey, Bronson Arroyo, Dillon Gee
RP - Brian Wilson, Scott Downs


I feel I can safely trade away one of my closers because both Brad Lidge and Jonathan Broxton are free agents so I can just get one or both of those if/when they are healthy and closing again.

So I want to offer a trade that he will be compelled to accept that favors me due to Crawford's potential but without losing any big time player.

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Re: Trading for Crawford - Need Input WHIR

Postby jruffus1 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:19 pm

It's worth a shot, especially since Crawford is now in the DL. I don't know if the guy would even bother if he's in 11th place though.
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Re: Trading for Crawford - Need Input WHIR

Postby wazzeus » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:21 pm

I certainly don't think you're lowballing him. Seems pretty fair to me. One might even argue that you hold the better hand.
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Re: Trading for Crawford - Need Input WHIR

Postby TitanFan07 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:31 pm

I think that's about right in terms of value.
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Re: Trading for Crawford - Need Input WHIR

Postby Seanyfever » Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:34 am

Not an insult.... I'd try it, but odds he takes it are not the best. Good luck.


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Re: Trading for Crawford - Need Input WHIR

Postby intense » Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:45 pm

I think that is a fair offer however he probably overvalues Crawford and doesn't want to let him go. Since he is on the DL it might make him more apt to take it. I'd be careful trading for him now though, speed guys and hamstring problems are never good...
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Re: Trading for Crawford - Need Input WHIR

Postby kaiser » Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:53 pm

I think it is a lowball offer, and I would be surprised if he accepted. Knowledgeable fantasy players usually understand that, in a three-fo-one deal, the person getting the single player almost always comes out ahead.

I'm not saying don't try it, but as a Crawford owner, I know I wouldn't touch that deal, no matter what place I am in.
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Re: Trading for Crawford - Need Input WHIR

Postby dannahann » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:21 pm

I just rejected a 3-1 for Crawford in a keeper. Victorino Gardner and my choice of one of following 3 young SP : Hellickson, D Hudson, or Zimmeraman.
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Re: Trading for Crawford - Need Input WHIR

Postby ahcryky » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:46 pm

His team is a mess, but in a non-keeper, if I owned Crawford, there is no way I accept this. If it was a keeper, the other team would have to speculate with Hosmer and Moustakis. Santos isn't worth anything. Relievers come and go all the time.
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