I just received this message from another owner ... what do you guys think based on my roster below?
"I’m more then willing to work with you to get a trade consummated. I’m in complete rebuilding mode and willing to give you Harper, Panda/Butler, fister and kennedy for Upton, Napoli and lincy or hanson"
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 Mike Napoli 1B Prince Fielder* 2B Dustin Pedroia 3B Miguel Cabrera* SS Hanley Ramirez* OF Ryan Braun* OF Jacoby Ellsbury OF Justin Upton UT Adrian Gonzalez UT Adrian Beltre UT Emilio Bonifacio BN Salvador Perez BN Jose Altuve BN Ben Revere DL Giancarlo Stanton DL David Ortiz
SP Clayton Kershaw SP Roy Halladay SP CC Sabathia RP Craig Kimbrel RP Aroldis Chapman P Adam Wainwright P Zack Greinke P Chris Sale BN Tim Lincecum BN Tommy Hanson
He's trying to buy low on your three guys. Harper is exceeding the expectations of a 19 yr old in the big leagues, but he's not really more valuable than say someone like Alex Rios at this point.
I have faith that Upton is going to go bananas in the 2nd half. Napoli is starting to get hot and his 2nd half last season was just redunkulous. I don't have faith in Lincecum however. I would attempt to dumb the deal down and see what he would give for Timmay! & Sal Perez.
Yes I am sold on it. Harper is 20 years old, J-UP now is 25. JUP has slowed down since his torrid start and is a great player in his own right, Harper will be elite. You are also getting Billy Butler who is about as solid as you can get at 1B, just plug him in and get .300/20/85+ and never worry about it. All you are giving up at this pt in time is Upton. Napoli is already and either pitcher is trash at this stage of their career and your pitching is already strong. Perez will finish with similar numbers as Napoli and Butler will slide in nicely in your UTL.
Only because of your depth and the fact that it's a keeper I would get Harper while you can. I am a huge fan of j-up, but Napoli is older, Lincecum is garbage, and you are getting back two other useful players as well. Pull the trigger.