I have been offered two trades for hanley ramirez and i need pitching badly....which should I do or should I do it at all...cain and johan or beachy.........or.....lincecum and cueto. Give me some advice here!
Between those deals I'd take the Cain and Beachy, but I definitely would not advise doing any of those deals. If you give up an elite hitter like Hanley I think you have to get an elite player back. Also I'm hitter-biased when it comes to elite players (would prefer my top 2 players are hitters). Verlander, Kershaw or Halladay would have to be in any deal I did giving up Hanley for pitching, though I'd seriously have to think I was getting a lot more value in return to do even those.
Instead I'd look to trade non-elite hitters for pitching drafted around the time. Or I'd look for help on the waiver. What type of league do you play in? 5x5 or points leagues? Roto or HTH? How many teams???