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Postby Fantasy GM » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:19 pm

H2H points league, we keep 4. My team is going for it all this season, but I have a dilemma. Jason Heyward is a good keeper, but has been awful in 2011. My roster is as follows:

C - Avila
1B - Pujols
2B - Zobrist
3B - Youkilis
SS - Peralta
OF - Granderson/Ellsbury/Heyward/Matsui (riding until the hot streak ends)
UTL - Teixeira

SP (12 starts/week) - Hanson/Cain/A. Sanchez/Kuroda/Stauffer/C.Lewis/Luebke/Lilly/Bailey
RP (we start 3 RP and 1 wild P slot) - Kimbrel/Rivera/Hanrahan/Soria


The following trades my or may not be possible:

1.) GET: OF Cruz, SP Masterson
GIVE: OF Heyward, SP Bailey
-Team is in last place, no shot at the playoffs and only has 2 keeper-worthy players. The problem is, he thinks he could make the playoffs.

2.) GET: C Mauer, SP E. Jackson, OF Francoeur (over Chris Young, who is too on/off for me). Also has Freddy Garcia, but I dunno if I can trust him.
GIVE: OF Heyward, Avila, Bailey
-Mauer has quietly been swinging a hot bat over the struggling Avila...Francoeur isn't great but he's hitting....Jackson to the NL could be a good thing to boost my pitching?

3.) GET: OF Gordon, SP Billingsley, SP Niemann
GIVE: OF Heyward, RP Soria, SP Bailey (and/or other lower-tier SP, Bailey is who I want to trade most)
-He is just on the outside of the playoff race. He would deal Beckett when he feels he is out, though I'd probably have to give up a better SP too. He will know if he is in/out in 2 weeks. Our trade deadline is also in 2 weeks.

Do any of these trades make sense for 2011? #1 helps me the most, but the owner is not trade-happy. Team 2 I have worked trades with in the past, but he is towards the bottom and wouldn't keep Mauer or Heyward. Team 3 may do the current trade, but I get burned if I wait 2 weeks and this team goes 2-0 to stay in the race.
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Re: Do any of these deals make sense?

Postby jruffus1 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:36 pm

Thanks for the feedback.

I believe that the 3rd trade makes the most sense for you. Adding a little more depth to your starting pitching should do you well, since the only sure things that you own are Hanson and Cain. When it comes to Gordon or Heyward, Gordon will give you more production this year.
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Re: Do any of these deals make sense?

Postby hockeykidb3 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:40 pm

2 i wouldn't accept as the other team, 3 I don't like from your perspective, 1 makes the most sense for both teams, unfortunate if the owner will not trade
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Re: Do any of these deals make sense?

Postby sigriffey » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:26 pm

Trade 3 is solid because you move guys like Homer who are meh... Bills is iffy though ... can he up it a tier there?
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Re: Do any of these deals make sense?

Postby nyr199435 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:02 pm

Thanks for weighing in on my thread. Trade 3 is the best. Giving some "good" guys, like Niemann who is hot, for some really good players. You're definitely getting the upper hand on the 3rd one. Go for it, and see if he'll do it.
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Re: Do any of these deals make sense?

Postby Fantasy GM » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:02 am

nyr199435 wrote:Thanks for weighing in on my thread. Trade 3 is the best. Giving some "good" guys, like Niemann who is hot, for some really good players. You're definitely getting the upper hand on the 3rd one. Go for it, and see if he'll do it.


I would be receiving Gordon/Billingsley/Niemann ;-)
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