Do one of these deals for Kipnis? I'd also clear a roster spot for Pedroia...
Give: Altuve, Rasmus and Moustakas Get: Kipnis and A.Soriano
Give: Altuve, Rasmus and Moustakas Get: Kipnis and M.Brantley
12 Team H2H DAILY LEAGUE with 6 Keepers Season to Season, each for 3 years max. * means a keeper entering this season Stat Categories: R, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG -- IP, CG, W, L, ER, ERA, K, SV, WHIP
MY CURRENT TEAM
C Salvador Perez 1B Prince Fielder* 2B Jose Altuve 3B Miguel Cabrera* SS Hanley Ramirez* OF Ryan Braun* OF Jacoby Ellsbury OF Adrian Gonzalez UT David Ortiz UT Colby Rasmus UT Mike Moustakas BN Mike Napoli BN Emilio Bonifacio BN Carl Crawford DL Giancarlo Stanton DL Dustin Pedroia (Returning 7/19 - need to drop someone or clear a roster spot via trade)
SP Clayton Kershaw SP Cole Hamels SP Roy Halladay RP Craig Kimbrel RP Aroldis Chapman P CC Sabathia P Zack Greinke P Chris Sale BN Tommy Hanson BN Tim Lincecum
Neither. Kipnis is great and all, but you're paying too much for him and a second piece. If you can get a better second piece then I would consider the trade. It'd have to be a player who isn't old as dirt or hohum, since you're giving up three strong young players.
While I do like Kipnis, a lot, I think you'd be giving up way too much in both deals. I'd sit tight for now. Altuve is not a bad option at 2B. I agree that the only way I make this deal is if you get something better in return with that second piece. Both OFs being offered are waiver wire material.
I passed on these deals and instead traded Rasmus and Moustakas for Adrian Beltre. Mous wasn't going to make my 6 keeper list so this should help me down the stretch. Allows me to activate Pedroia too.
Nice job...I personally don't mind giving up too much for a guy if he's going to help me win a championship which I think Kipnis would have. That's why I try and stockpile talent as the year goes on, to add depth at positions to afford to make deals like that which help you win.
12 Team H2H
C Posey (1B) 1B Butler 2B Pedroia SS Andrus 3B Prado (2B, OF) OF Harper, Heyward, Craig (1B) UTL Jennings SP Darvish, Latos, Cobb, Moore RP Balfour
B Burnett, Ross, Wood, Dickey, Porcello, Kennedy B Eaton