12 team, 5x5 roto, 6 player keeper league with one player having to be a rookie, 28 man rosters.
I stupidly thought there were two utility spots and drafted Ryan Zimmerman with my first pick and I already had Fielder, Goldy, Machado and AGon to fill my 1B/3B/CI/UT spots so I need to trade someone. I am extremely weak so far, as the draft is still going on, in the outfield with no big bats left.
I have been offered Jose Bautista for MY Prince Fielder. Would you do it if you were in my situation or can I get better?
I would not do that deal. I would hold onto Prince and look to trade Zimmerman or Gonzalez. But it's not the worse situation to have a decent back on the bench. So don't do anything hasty as the draft is going on.
I kinda actually see this as a very fair trade. I mean I see most projections of Fielder being 290, 30, 110,80, 0 and Bautista being 265, 30, 90, 90,7. I would be losing a little in Avg and RBI but gaining in SB and possibly Home Runs as I see him with more power than Fielder. I need an OF and don't really want to play Machado or AGon on my bench for very long unless Machado doesn't come back from injury well. Do you think I could get something better after the draft? More input would be great. Thanks and leave your links!
This being a keeper league, I probably wouldn't do the deal. This year, I think these two will produce at a similar level, but Bautista is bound to begin declining moving forward. I would hold out and look for a better long term fit.
I would not take the deal at this point. I understand what you are saying about not wanting to sit one of those guys and I agree with that. I just think you can get something better. To counterpoint your statement that you think the players are pretty equal, I ask you that all things equal and positions were not an issue, you have to draft either one of those guys...which one do you take. To me, it is a pretty simple choice in Fielder. I am not saying Bautista isn't valuable (I know he is), but I would take Fielder over him straight up. If you would debate one over the other and value them the same, then I say go for it. I would just keep drafting and find either a better deal for Fielder (Bautista + ??, work with another team, etc.) or deal someone lower level like AGonz or Zimmerman.
I would not make the trade. You will want the extra corner infielder bc Zimmerman struggles during the first couple of months. Fielder doesn't miss games. Joey Bats is awesome when he plays but I think he is a bigger injury risk and his skills are on the decline.
Philly_05 wrote:I would not do that deal. I would hold onto Prince and look to trade Zimmerman or Gonzalez. But it's not the worse situation to have a decent back on the bench. So don't do anything hasty as the draft is going on.
I too would NOT do a Fielder for JoeyBats swap.......try moving A-Gon or Zimmerman before you need to move Fielder, ONE MAJOR thing Fielder has over Bautista is durability, last 2 season Bautista has seen lengthy stays on the DL......as for Fielder, love him or hate him on a personal level, all he does is play regularly. Check his DL stints, very little.