aerrico wrote:Joe Nathan for David Freese is a TERRIBLE deal for you. Do not take that offer.
You should almost never take a closer for an everyday, starting position player.
When you consider Nathan's age, strikeout rate, and the fact that the Texans bullpen is loaded with guys that can do the job if he falters, this does not even come close to worth it for Freese.... and that's coming from someone that's not all that high on him.
Yes, I know I already rejed the deal. Trying to gauge the trade value of closers is tough - closers pop in and out and whoever happens to be near the computer scores. I have another guy trying to package Scott Downs and Adam Dunn for Joe Mauer...NOPE!
The guy with Nathan appears to be punting saves as he only has 1 closer on the roster. I am trying to work a deal somehow where I am not unloading an everyday player.