12-team 6x6 mixed keeper (AVG, RBI, HR, R, SB, OBP the offensive categories). We have a first half winner, second half winner, and total winner. After All-Star break, league resets to zero and we start over with existing teams. I won the first half with an almost unprecedented sweep of ALL offensive categories (lost AVG by .002 pts when my challenger had Andre Ethier hit his second HR on the final game of the final day), and won Saves, had low ERA and WHIP, basically punted Wins and Ks (as you'll see when you see my pitching staff below).
(assembled through keepers, draft & some very good/lucky trades).
C - Avila
1B - Votto
2B - Weeks
SS - Reyes
3B - Bautista
OF - Kemp, CarGo, Bourn, N.Cruz
BENCH/UTIL: M. Joyce, Bourgeois, J.Weeks, D.Jennings, E.Bonifacio, P.Alvarez
STAFF: Hanrahan, League, Salas, Santos, Walden, Adams, Downs, D.Hernandez
I give: Joyce, League, Bourgeois
I get: Berkman
Bourgeois, as productive as he's been, hasn't gotten regular ABs and can't stay healthy. I should be good on steals with Bourn, Reyes (hammy willing), Kemp, Cargo (wrist willing), and assortes steals from Cruz/Votto/Weeks/Bonifacio. Getting another bonafide slugger in Berkman all but guarantees a top or close to top finish in offense again, and while I'd hate to lose league, I'm deep at closer and hopefully Bell gets dealt and Adams becomes the man in SD. And who knows which Joyce will show up in second half.
So, do I lose those 3 guys for Berkman? Leave a link, WHIP ASAP