In the last 3 weekly matchups, I have dropped from tied for 4th place all the way to 10th place. I am now 18.5 games out of 1st place and 7.5 games out of the last playoff spot. As of yesterday's stats, I am losing this week's matchup 12-2. On team below me is inactive, and the other has made so many stupid trades that he is worse than inactive. There is an inactive team that is ahead of me in the standings by 2 games. As you can see, I am really frustrated. Here is my team:
The other owners in my league have seen how much I have dropped in the standings the last few weeks, and one in particular has been trying to take advantage of that fact to pry some underperforming players from my team. I actually had a trade all set with him that would have been in my favor (long term and short term) and his, but he backed out because Pujols had a 2 HR game. We have been trying to work something out since, and he keeps saying that the following is a good trade for me long-term and short-term:
I get Abreu, Thome
He gets Beltran, M Cabrera
I have held off for now, and just recently compared their combined stats to date. My current players actually beat his players 6-3. Am I right to not accept this trade? Or is it actually good for me?
Another question I have is about 2B. Vidro has been a disappointment, so I have had to find a replacement until he heats up a little. Utley was great for a couple weeks, but has cooled off considerably since. The best options I have are
Who should I go with to replace Utley until Vidro returns to form?
Since you have taken the time to read all this and respond in some depth, I will analyse your team in the same depth if you post a link.
well i persoanly have Hairston Jr at 2nd.... but another option could be belhorn... his average wont be as good though... and you get Sbs with hairson.....
dont do the beltran cabrera trade... its not good in my opinion...if it was puljos then you do it.....
overall its a pretty good balanced team... decent power....a little lacking in speed, but thats what beltran is for... a pretty decnet starting staff and a good core of closers.....you should do well in the long run.... you might look to bring some big players in with some 2 for one trades..... becuase as of now i see this as a 3rd or 4th place team
areas to target for upgrade....1B 2B and a little bit in the OF... and SP.....
I went with Jerry Jr. at second, dropping Utley. I agree about the trade; if it was Pujols, I would do it. I tried to give Young and Vidro for Kent, and the guy almost accepted, but then backed out. Who besides Young could I package with Vidro for Kent?
lol i have hairston Jr and am also trying to get kent...but i got screwed when chavez went down.....cuz i have nomar and arod and the otehr guy who has kent.. didnt even ahve a 3B.... but anywho... it depends on what theat guy needs... if you can post his team i can tell you better.... and please rate my team too.. i jsut made and new topic to update it
i would try and deal mussina and vidro 1st.... who knows he might be high on him....i dont know though, his team is pretty set.....you might also try dealing mondesi and vidro for kent....or maybe mussin vidro mondesi/burnitz for kent/hunter or kent/chipper