One of my league mates is interested in Santana. I'm first in the league by a good margin, but it's still early going and my team's hot start will cool off. I'd like to shore up my OF with some speed, or get a nice SP (especially one with a good K/9). I've been told he won't trade me saves.
I don't think I need to make a trade, despite the frustration of having to sit one of Encarnacion, Goldschmidt, Santana or Rosario. Also, though my SP have underperformed a little as a group, I still really like my staff and think it's only likely to improve as Stasburg and Scherzer start seeing their numbers catch up to their peripherals.
So with all that said, who should I be asking for from his team in exchange for Santana? 12 team 5x5 keeper. Keeper cost in parentheses, e.g., Santana will cost a 14th round draft pick to keep next year (a great deal).
C Santana (14)
1B Encarnacion (11)
3B M. Cabrera (1)
OF CarGo (1)
OF Alex Gordon
OF Domonic Brown
UT Goldschmidt (15)
Bench: Rosario (15), Pierre
SP: Strasburg (13), Scherzer, Garcia, Minor, Teheran, J. Fernandez
RP: Perkins, Wilhelmsen, Henderson, D. Robertson, Tazawa, Burton
C: Sal Perez/Gattis
2B: M. Carpenter
SS: Al. Escobar
OF: Carlos Gomez
Bench: McLouth, Crisp, Arenado, Arcia
SP: Buchholz, Moore, Price, Corbin, Cingrani, Cueto, Tilman, Beachy
Would Gomez be too much to ask for in a straight up trade? I know I'd be buying high, but so would he. It'd be a good fit; my other batters will make up for Gomez's BA (assuming it regresses when his BABIP drops below .400), and his SB will be a great help.
Anyone see anything else that looks like a good trade? Or should I just hold tight, wait for Eaton to come back and cross my fingers?
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