RyeWhiskey wrote:Are you sure you can get Sale+Peavy for Harper? If so and you're not going to keep him then yes I'd make that trade.
spow wrote:That was his offer, yes.
If you think Peavy and Sale (both of which are candidates to be skipped a few times) can put you over the top pitching wise, then go ahead and make the deal. Just note that these guys may end up with excellent matches or terrible matches come playoff time (see below)-
H2H Playoffs Week 1- CWS vs. MIN + CWS vs. KC - WIN for both Peavy and Sale. Easy opponents who strike out a lot.
H2H Playoffs Week 2- CWS vs. DET + CWS @ MIN - The DET matches will be tough. The MIN matches will be easy. If Peavy/Sale get stuck with DET, this is not ideal.
H2H Playoffs Finals- CWS @ KC + CWS @ LAA + CWS vs. CLE + CWS vs. TAM - Mixed bag here. LAA will be tough, as will Tampa. KC and MIN should be easy matches. So it comes down to luck again.
All in all, this could be an excellent set of matches or a tough set. Take the current schedule and try to play out which pitcher would start which game in the playoffs.
Oh, and if this is a straight keeper league (keep a player with no time limit or penalties) then keep in mind that you'd be losing Harper for the next 10-15 years.