kidsilk wrote:WHat should I counter with or should I just keep Hosmer and what I have for now?
I think you're probably going to end up keeping Hosmer.
I think your team is in a fairly odd situation... I really like your pitching staff for a 16 team league. And I wouldn't say that I dislike your hitting. I think you have decent hitting, when you include Hosmer. But I hate Hanley's contract and think that it may be tough to keep Miggy for a while based on his contract. So you're at a place where if you were to deal Hosmer, you would need to do-
Deal Hosmer for guys that would make you a front runner in 2012. You certainly have the pitching to win now, but a small boost couldn't hurt. I think getting better hitters in return for Hosmer would help to accomplish a 2012 win. The problem though is that you are losing Hosmer and you can't really afford to lose Hanley as well. His contract is bad, but his production should be good. So in a Hosmer trade for a win now, you would need to get hitting that exceeds the value of both Hosmer and Hanley. Zimmerman and Konerko are a nice start, but I think I'd want Bruce too and a pitcher. Not sure if he'd go for that, but I think those guys would be a sizable enough hitting upgrade to maybe justify losing Homser.
Man, you are asking one of Hosmer's biggest fans whether or not you should trade him, when he is at only $5!!
That new trade seems fair, even though Cano at $46 is steep. I really don't have an answer other than if you really are intent on trading a cheap Hosmer, then getting a Zimmerman and Greinke would only seem fair.
Hanley(who I am not keeping)-60 Feliz(who I might not keep)-20 Hosmer-2
This offer isn't terrible, considering who you are and are not keeping. Zimm gives you a long-term 3B in his prime, while Cano gives you a respectable MI to build around.
Hosmer for $17 in year 5 is a hell of a steal if you ask me. Feliz at $35 in 5 years is also a respectable value. Perez scares me, as I can see him losing the closer role in 2-3 years.
There is risk either way I look at it, so there are two questions to ask: * are you keeping Feliz at $23? If so, are you comfortable tying $107 up in your top three starters (Lee, Price, Feliz)? * will you find a better value for a 2B in the draft or trade?
When you can answer these questions, I think the answer will come to you naturally.
Owner of the Atlanta Braves in Strike Zone Dynasty
Hosmer 2 Maybin 2 Hanley 60 Feliz 20 Walker 13 Sean Rod 7 Tabata 8 The guy claims he is not going to keep Walker, Feliz, SRod or Tabata and if I want them we can change the players I give him. He is desperate for the Hos. The only thing I like is that I get Greinke at a great price and two proven All-Stars. I promise this is the last offer I will post on this!lol So, any opinions on this one?