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Postby TheGhost » Thu May 10, 2012 8:07 pm

I play in a 12 team, yahoo, roto league. I'm currently in 11th place and looking to shake things up a bit. I have two trade offers on the table. Should I accept one? Or should I stay with what I have given my roster? Thanks!! WHIR!!

I need the saves desperately (just lost Mariano) but really can't lose the speed by trading Bourn but am thinking about punting steals. FYI: This is my first roto league ever.

My: Michael Bourn and Justin Verlander
for
His: Carlos Gonzalez, Chris Sale, and Aroldis Chapman


OR

My: Michael Bourn and Cliff Lee
for
His: Josh Hamilton, Chris Sale, and Aroldis Chapman


He also said he'd be willing to trade for one of my catchers but would still want Bourn for the steals and one of my "good" pitchers...so if you see anything there, I'd love to hear it.

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C: Buster Posey
1B: Mike Napoli
2B: Robinson Cano
3B: Kyle Seager
SS: Asdrubal Cabrera
OF: Martin Prado
OF: Yoenis Cespedes
OF: Kendrys Morales
Utl: Michael Bourn
Bench: Ike davis, Allan Craig
DL: Pablo Sandoval

SP: Justin Verlander
SP: Cliff Lee
RP: Jeff Samardzija (SP)
RP: Chris Perez
P: Matt Cain
P: Colby Lewis
P: Brandon McCarthy
Bench: Drew Pomeranz, Trevor Bauer, Max Scherzer
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Postby NikkiSixx » Thu May 10, 2012 8:14 pm

You cant go wrong with either. You can use the help in outfield, I would probably take the one with Hamilton, he's the best hitter in baseball right now, and you get to keep Verlander.
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Postby yankees1996fan » Thu May 10, 2012 9:57 pm

I would jump on that second trade cause u can lose pitching and still have verlander and hamilton i think hamilton will give u 1st-2nd round production for rest of year
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Postby TheGhost » Thu May 10, 2012 9:58 pm

NikkiSixx wrote:You cant go wrong with either. You can use the help in outfield, I would probably take the one with Hamilton, he's the best hitter in baseball right now, and you get to keep Verlander.


I agree with your reasoning on Hamilton. I just don't know if I'd be able to contend in the steals department with Hamilton. Maybe with CarGo getting some steals, I'd have a chance?? I just don't know how much not getting steals hurts me in the roto format, I haven't played in a roto league before. Thanks!
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Postby chillpony » Thu May 10, 2012 10:20 pm

I'd go with trade 2 as well. Keeping Verlander is a big plus.

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Postby pungent » Thu May 10, 2012 10:25 pm

2nd trade ALL day mang!
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Postby TheGhost » Thu May 10, 2012 10:37 pm

Thanks guys, I pulled the trigger on Trade #2. Cheers!
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Postby Martain » Fri May 11, 2012 1:24 am

good choice. If you're going to trade away a category (steals) you might as well get the best baseball player of 2012 thus far (Hamilton).

I would hate to ever trade Justin Verlander...he's the best pitcher in baseball. His fantasy numbers will be there by September.
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Postby clarkw267 » Fri May 11, 2012 1:35 am

That's not a bad trade at all, but the reasoning behind it isn't very good. If you need saves... what exactly did you gain here?

Sale is getting an MRI for a "tender elbow", and wants to start. Meanwhile Reed has been lights out.

Chapman is another guy who may end up in the rotation.

Not the way to go if saves is what you need.
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Postby TheGhost » Fri May 11, 2012 1:54 am

clarkw267 wrote:That's not a bad trade at all, but the reasoning behind it isn't very good. If you need saves... what exactly did you gain here?

Sale is getting an MRI for a "tender elbow", and wants to start. Meanwhile Reed has been lights out.

Chapman is another guy who may end up in the rotation.

Not the way to go if saves is what you need.


So we had agreed on the deal over email and I was the one who actually sent the trade. He hadn't accepted it yet and I pulled the offer off the table. Didn't realize there was a health issue with Sale. I told the other owner that he could send the trade to me and I'd accept if the elbow results come back good.

And to your point, I just figured I'd be rolling the dice a little in regards to the two pitchers in the deal. I'm in 11th place and need to shake things up. I would be gambling on that Chapman and Sale would eventually end up starters or closers in the near future. And I'd be happy getting the pitchers in whatever role they land in besides middle relief. And if both became starters I'd still have Hamilton and two nice SP's. Thanks for the input... that was helpful and now I'm second guessing the whole trade! 8-o
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