Best guy to trade BEFORE the season starts - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2015 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Best guy to trade BEFORE the season starts

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Best guy to trade BEFORE the season starts

Postby HollywoodHershiserz » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:28 pm

I'm trying to get rid of K.Matsui and Webb before they stink the joint up...is this wrong and should I stick with them?

Who did you guys draft that you're trying to get rid of right off the bat (no pun intended)?
HollywoodHershiserz
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 220
Joined: 18 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Los Angeles

Postby Andy1234 » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:29 pm

I try not to draft players that I think will do bad.
I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. -Crash Davis

Stewie : [watching a baseball game] Why does that man drop his club before he runs? I would bring it with me!
Andy1234
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar
Sweet 16 Survivor
Posts: 2062
Joined: 24 Sep 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby LBJackal » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:30 pm

Kaz is probably the best guy to trade before the season starts. He's very highly touted, and could be a huge disappointment. I can't think of anybody else off the top of my head, other than guys who'll get injured, like JD Drew.
Image

"Jack, will you call me, if you're able?"

"I've got your phone number written, in the back of my Bible."
LBJackal
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Pick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 9196
Joined: 1 Jul 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: The Hotel Yorba

Postby BigLebowski » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:30 pm

There seems to be a problem with your drafting strategy. Why would you draft a player you don't want? :-?
Image
BigLebowski
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe RankerMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 8264
(Past Year: 450)
Joined: 17 Nov 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: QUACK-QUACK....GO DUCKS!

Postby HollywoodHershiserz » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:31 pm

Andy1234 wrote:I try not to draft players that I think will do bad.


hey, thanks for the sarcasm, family guy...K.Matsui fell to me in 13th round...I'm sure you would have done the same, no??

Sometimes you have to take the best available guy on the board.
HollywoodHershiserz
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 220
Joined: 18 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Los Angeles

Postby canibus » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:32 pm

Good point, dude.
And I'll add, Webb stink up the joint? That's a bit premature...

As for a guy to trade before the season starts: Jay Payton. I don't think his value will get any higher. But, he probably wasn't drafted...
canibus Beginner
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 981
Joined: 3 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: behind the dugout

Postby pujolsisthebestin04 » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:33 pm

I would hold on to webb. If u got a good ss besides matsui go ahaed and trade him. I think sometimes in late rounds its good to go after trading bait.
pujolsisthebestin04
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 262
Joined: 2 Jan 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: New Jersey

Postby Guest » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:38 pm

Don't trade Webb. He is going to be nasty this year. He was unhittable in the spring until he had his blister issue. Got it cleared up and had a solid outing his last time out. You'll regret trading him.

My feelings on Kaz are that he will end up being a great fanatsy ss, but he will not be of much use for the first month or two. If you can improve your team and have another good ss, I'd trade him. However, not sure of his value right now. People probabky want to see how he performs before they give anything worthwhile.
Guest


Home Cafe: Football
Friendliness: %

Postby LBJackal » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:39 pm

Payton is under-rated, if anything. With his injury and the fact he's leaving Coors, many people are avoiding him. But last year, if you only consider his away games, he hit .280, with 30 HR, 80 R, and 80 RBI. People are expecting a lot worse, so I'd say he's under-rated.
Image

"Jack, will you call me, if you're able?"

"I've got your phone number written, in the back of my Bible."
LBJackal
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Pick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 9196
Joined: 1 Jul 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: The Hotel Yorba

Postby Leiter Fan » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:40 pm

I would put Dontrelle Willis on the trading block if you can.

So many people are so hyped up about him, that they don't even realize that his post-All Star Game numbers last year actually blew chunks. There is a reason he wasn't even in the postseason rotation. But for some reason, he keeps getting drafted ahead of much better pitchers this year.
"One of the teams represents truth, justice, the American way, and underdogs everywhere. The other represents George Steinbrenner!" - U.S. News and World Reports columnist John Leo on the difference between the Mets and the Yankees.
Leiter Fan
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1958
(Past Year: 2)
Joined: 18 May 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Next

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Get Ready...
The 2015 MLB season starts in 14:57 hours
(and 90 days)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact