TB13 wrote:I say first put out a feeler and find out what and whom the other player is looking for. Then make a deal, but one that involves 2 lesser (but not by much) players for the one you really want. If the other owner is down on Smoltz, you get your man.
This is great great advice! I love 2 for 1 deals. They are how you win fantasy leagues. well not exactly, but they can really help.
another piece of advice, it involves alot of work... but often times if u try doing a 3 team trade it can work out really well. for instance, last year i was able to trade vinny castillo and rich harden for zito before the season started. obviously the trade didnt work out well cuz zito sucked but think back to the start of last season... there is no way any of u cafe members would have given zito up for those guys. The way i was able to pull this off is that i got in a 3 way trade where Team A(me) gave up castillo and harden TeamB gave up 3 mediocre players and team C gave up zito and another stud(forget who it was exactly, maybe abreau) team c got the total shaft and most likely would not have done either deal had they been seperate, but because they were together team c was thinkging to himself "wow im giving up abreau and zito, and in return getting 5 solid fantasy starters to upgrade my team". The other beauty of a 3 team trade is that 2 of the owners can kind of work together by making comments to sway the third owner to make the deal.