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.