So, I am in a 10-team, head-to-head league. We just drafted this year, and are planning on making it a 3-year keeper league. My team is struggling, I'm 3-7 right now. I have been trying to move Carl Crawford, but don't want to just give him away because of his down year. I finally have an offer I am really considering.
I Trade: Carl Crawford (just on 15-day DL) and Josh Johnson (won't be back until mid-July) I Receive: Michael Morse (hottest hitter in the game right now, and very young) and Tommy Hanson (on the 15-day DL, but having a great year)
I think this helps my team because I really lack power (last in HR and RBI), and I think for this year Hanson's value is equal to that of Johnson's.
Here is my lineup...
C - Miguel Olivo 1B - Gaby Sanchez 2B - Dustin Ackley 3B - Ryan Zimmeramn SS - Jimmy Rollins OF - Jacoby Ellsbury OF - Charlie Blackmon OF - Logan Morrison UT - David Ortiz BN - Adam Dunn BN - Carl Crawford
If it was just for this year I would consider it. But in a keeper, you are giving up way too much. Even if Johnson and Hanson were equal, Crawford and Morse are not. Morse may be hot now, and may be a good hitter n the future, but Crawford is a top 10 bat when healthy. I say don't do it. You are selling Crawford way too low.
You are selling low on Crawford and buying high on Morse. That's the opposite of what you want to be doing. I realize the health issue has you pondering but don't do it. In a non-keeper I would hesitate, in a keeper it's an easy pass. Find a more proven hitter to go with Hanson and then we may be talking.
selling low and buying high (Morse). unless you can get a top 25 guy in return for Crawford, Im just stick it out...youve already been through the worst of it (we presume) & should be back after the min 15 days.
Thanks guys, I agree I was giving up a little too much, so I countered and got another hitter...
Carl Crawford Miguel Olivo Josh Johnson
Michael Morse Brian McCann Tommy Hanson
That gives me a legit catcher, .300 hitter with some pop and drives in runs. I really view Hanson and Johnson as about equal, Johnson's injury concerns and playing for the Marlins hurts him. Crawford is still a stud, just having a down year, but I feel like with having Ellsbury I'm getting all I would from Crawford (hitting .300, stealing bases, scoring runs).
We have re-worked the final deal - I think I am getting a little bit more young, talent back for Crawford.
I Send: Carl Crawford, Logan Morrison, Josh Johnson, Jeremy Guthrie I Get: Michael Morse, Mike Stanton, Tommy Hanson, Dillon Gee
My New Lineup:
C: Miguel Olivo 1B: Gaby Sanchez 2B: Dustin Ackley 3B: Ryan Zimmerman SS: Jimmy Rollins OF: Jacoby Ellsbury OF: Michael Morse OF: Mike Stanton UT: David Ortiz BN: Adam Dunn BN: Charlie Blackmon BN: Placido Polanco
SP: Jon Lester SP: Tommy Hanson SP: Trevor Cahill SP: Ricky Romero RP: Heath Bell RP: Neftali Feliz BN: Dillon Gee BN: Justin Masterson BN: Nick Blackburn
As much as I like Stanton I am not a fan of this deal. Crawford was starting to come around just before his injury and as "injury prone" as JJ is his upside is more than Hanson's IMO. Not a terrible deal at all but rather have Crawford/JJ in a keeper.
I'd have to agree with the majority of posts saying you are selling low. It's going to be awfully hard right now to get value for Crawford since he's injured and not playing well. I'd hang tight until a better offer comes. If you end up building for next year, he'll serve as a solid keeper.