We get to keep 8 guys in my 16 team 8x8 roto league. I finished 2nd last season, but based largely on my offense. I usually intend to keep 5 bats and 3 arms, but I don't know given my mediocre pitching options. We also have a 15 man minor league system we keep from season to season.
The offer is
I send Kris Medlen Martin Perez
I receive Allen Craig Tyler Skaggs
My keepers as of today are
1b - Fielder 3b - Lawrie Util - Prado OF - J Upton OF - McCutchen
SP - J Johnson, J Lester, K Medlen
Would you keep those 8 I have listed, or make the deal for Craig/Skaggs?
Thanks in advance. Leave a link if you'd like me to return the favor.
This is close for me but I like the offer for you. Medlen should be able to be replaced (depending on other teams' keepers) and Allen will give you a strong offense (although with less position eligibility than last year). Are there alot of big name pitchers available? I definitely like Skaggs more than Perez and think he could be fantasy relevant this year.
Make the trade, one can typically find 2-3 very serviceable pitchers throughout the season, finding a bat on the other hand is always harder to do. Craig is expected to be very solid. Medlen is as well but one just never knows what can happen with a young arm.
I wouldn't keep any of the secondary players in your deal. So it really comes down to Craig vs Medlen. I am not quite as high on Craig as most since he has never shown that he can stay healthy. I guess you could say the same for Medlen, but there is just something about him. I was not a Medlen owner last season & I do not get caught up in the hype. I expect him to be pretty solid and maybe great. I would stick with Medlen.
I am a big Craig fan and will try and own him in mult leagues. Not sure Medlen will replicate last year and if a trade is close, which I think this is, then I tend to err on hitting. So my vote would be the Craig part of the deal.
Thanks for your help on my Wainwright/Chapman deal.
Thanks for helping with mine. Greatly appreciated.
I always prefer to keep bats over pitchers. It also sounds like in your league there will likely be players that you can obtain in a draft that will replace Medlen, s I would make the deal and keep Craig.