The first offer sounds more or less fair, but if your pitching is already the best in the league, you probably don't want to improve it at the cost of your hitting. Normally, I'd be in favor of accepting this, but in your situation, I don't think it's the right choice.
The second deal seems like it involves a very high price for obtaining Glaus - this probably would only make sense if there's a great amount of talent on your free agent lists, especially since you have Nevin returning anyway.
I have to concur with Arlo here. If you're pitching is strong then why compromise your hitting to strengthen it. Sure nice to get a marqee name but you're giving up one in vladdy.
Ordonez is a nice player - very under-rated - but not a Guerrero. Zito is hardly a flash in the pan either. I like this guy and don't expect him to fall off.
Sometimes the best deal is the one you don't make.
On the second one I would just add that Washburn is always a bit scary on injury risk and workload. In your deal you're selling Sabathia low and buying Washburn high. Glaus likely to get better though and has a single game at SS if that makes a difference.
If you're scared of an injury to Pedro and have a lead in pitching anyway, there's nothing wrong with following your instincts. Pedro has looked good recently, however, and I'd consider his value to be quite a bit higher than Zito's.
Why do you want Randy so badly if you are in first in pitching? You got Zito and Pedro so sit tight. Why give up Vlady a 30-30 unless you need the K's Randy will provide. If i were you i would try and get rid of Dye.
I'm currently a close 2nd in a 10 team 4x4 league. Here is my lineup:
Here is my lineup:
Marrero, Eli STL C
Pudge BAL C
Bagwell, Jeff HOU 1B
Spivey ARI 2B
Chavez, Eric OAK 3B
Arod TEX SS
Berkman, HOU OF
Anderson, Garret ANA OF
Sanchez, MIL OF
Guerrero, Vladimir MON OF
Salmon, Tim ANA OF
David Eckstein ANI Utility
Hinske, Eric TOR Utility
Batting: 7th in BA, 2nd in HR, 2nd in RBI, 5th in SB
Knoblauch, Chuck ARI 2B
Julio, Jorge BAL P
Padilla, Vicente PHI P
Prior, Mark CHC P
Wickman, Bob CLE P
Johnson, Randy ARI P
Stewart, Scott E. MON P
Perez, Odalis LA P
Halladay, Roy TOR P
Currently 4th in ERA (3.59), 2nd in K, 1st in W, 5th in Saves
I don't think I'd touch the Unit in that case, unless you receive an absolutely staggering offer. If somebody wants to throw, say, Soriano, Bonds and Hudson your way, so be it, but I don't think there's any one single bat who could help you more than he can (assuming he stays healthy, of course).