Okay, this was sent to me today and I think I should do this trade. I am currently in 1st place, but my lowest category is stolen bases. This is an 8 team, 10x9 league Our scoring categories are : 2b, 3b, hr, rbi, bb, k's, avg., errors, r's, sb W, L, CG, Shutouts, SV, ERA, WHIP, K's, Hr allowed
I trade Tim Lincecum and Adam Jones for soon to be off the DL Jacoby Ellsbury. I would then have an open roster spot open to pick up someone from this group: Josh Willingham, Colby Rasmus, Paul Goldschmidt, Ian Desmond, Jason Kubel, Desmond Jennings, KEvin Youkilis, Alex Gorden, Michael Morse......you get the idea, there are players to be had. Could pick up another SP as well but not quite as good a talent pool, but dempster and a few others are available as well.
I love this deal for you! I think Jones has great value going forward, but I really think he peaked. Lincy is a lost cause to me, so this is a tremendous deal in my mind (assuming Jacoby comes back healthy, of course).
I would prefer Ellsbury over Jones and an open roster spot over Tiny Tim. Win-Win. Do it!
I'm always weary of a 2-for-1 for a player who has been on the DL as long as Ellsbury, but Lincecum is showing few signs of coming around and Jones is cooling off significantly. Plus the WW names are very good caliber players.
Given that, I'd give it a go and make the deal for Ellsbury.
The fact that you have so much WW depth makes it a no-brainer. While I'm not sure if we'll see the ellsbury from last year, Adam Jones is still overrated IMO and I'd rather have Jacoby. Lincecum looks lost for this year, so it actually helps you get rid of him.