so i'm newly in first place with 88 points, standard 5x5 roto. two teams within 5 points of me and 4th and 5th within 12 points. I have 48/55 batting points and 40/50 pitching points. I have 3 Batting points within reach, and I'm killing it in HR. Might gain a couple K points with the right arms, but ERA and WHIP will be hard to make up ground in. There is also some decent pitching on the waiver wire. Essentially if I can hold steady at high 80's I think I'll win.
So, I'm thinkin strongly about trading Kinsler, Reynolds, and either Marcum or Stauffer for Pedroia and Sandoval. I think I upgrade nicely at 2B and 3B, and get a huge avg boost without losing too much power. Marcum is the real kicker. I worried about his injuries a bit, but he's been so good I wonder if I'm giving up too much.
Last point is that the team I'm trading with is in 6th place, lowest contending team. I doubt he places, but he can certainly scrape points of the people right behind me, who are likely not trading me any shit i need.
I just picked up Ted Lilly off the WW so this trade sort of becomes Kinsler, Reynolds Marcum for Pedroia, Sandoval, Lilly. I know I'm overpaying, but is it worth it considering all the above?
Also, who do you like better ROS, Stauffer or Marcum?
Thanks much and WHIR for sure...