14 team Points-based H2H weekly league. We can keep up to 9 players (I don't plan on it), and I just took over the roster of another owner, inheriting a pretty crappy team. We can keep players three times (four seasons including drafted year) and they graduate two rounds every time you keep them. For instance, if I took Mike Trout in the 19th round last year, I can keep him 19, 17, and 15 before he gets thrown back into the pool. Top 3 round picks cannot be kept.
Few players are worth mentioning. Roster players of note (I won't be keeping but a select few of them): Carlos Santana (final year of keeper eligibility, 19th round), BJ Upton (three years, 8th round), Martin Prado (three years, 11th round), Giancarlo Stanton (three years, 23rd round-not a typo...the reason I selected this team), Peter Bourjos (three years, 23rd round), Andres Torres (three years, 22nd round), Kelly Johnson (three years, 9th round), Yunel Escobar (three years, 12th round), JJ Putz (one year, 4th round), Jeremy Guthrie (three years, 15th round), RA Dickey (two years, 7th round).
I was offered a couple trades.
Trade One. Give: Carlos Santana (one year, 19th round). Get: Matt Wieters (one year, 4th round), Jarrod Parker (three years, 23rd round), Mike Fiers (three years, 23rd round).
Trade Two. Give: Carlos Santana (one year, 19th round). Get: Matt Wieters (one year, 4th round), Jarrod Parker (three years, 23rd round), Adam LaRoche (three years, 14th round).
I'd like to stockpile on draft picks and capitalize on Santana's 2013 value, but I have to at least consider these trades with Parker's keep value so high over the next three years. My big concern here is the fact Wieters is probably not worth a 4th round pick; so once again it comes down to value of Fiers/LaRoche and Parker.
Do I hold onto Santana, take one of these trades, or negotiate to get a little more out of one of these deals?
Very appreciative of any input I receive...it's a high stakes league.
"Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you." -Satchel Paige
I agree with Hootie on this one...you've gotta get more value out of Santana. With Wieters, you're basically trading a 19th for 4th round pick which no one would argue is senseless. You're not keeping any good pitchers so I have to assume most other teams will have an ace, and if you can't get a solid second/third-tier SP in this deal, even if you have the bite the bullet on a higher draft pick, I'd go for it. Regardless what format you're in, catchers are the position you can always afford to give up and with 14 teams you've gotta have some strong pitching. Hope that helps!