I've just been offered this deal. Both are keeper eligible thru 2014. Thoughts?
Give: Cole Hamels Receive: Justin Upton 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 (pending recent deal)
C Salvador Perez 1B Prince Fielder* 2B Dustin Pedroia 3B Miguel Cabrera* SS Hanley Ramirez* OF Ryan Braun* OF Jacoby Ellsbury OF Carl Crawford UT Emilio Bonifacio UT Adrian Gonzalez UT Adrian Beltre BN Mike Napoli BN Jose Altuve DL Giancarlo Stanton DL David Ortiz
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
I just don't think you need to do that deal. Your OF is already very strong and the guys you have in at OF are outperforming upton. I really think this move would be unnecessary and would not improve your team IMO.
This is pretty interesting, for this season it looks like Hamels might be staying in Philly and the phils have not been playing well, but Upton it looks like could be on the move, he needs a change of scenery from Arizona, I could see upton having a big second half especially if he gets traded. So basically I don't really see any problems making the move if you want Upton, your team is already stacked so it shouldnt make too much of a difference.