J35J wrote:I could see myself grabbing Maddux to finish out my roster in the 18+ rds. I think Maddux's value will lie as trade bait if he can start his first 3-5 starts pretty good then his name packaged with someone else should net you something decent with someone in your league.
I always tend to draft 2-3 guys at the end of the draft thinking "if this guy starts off hot then he will be really good trade bait" and I think Maddux would fall into that category nicely!
This is true. Only problem is that the book on Maddux is out. After his hot streak and melt down again this year, you might find it a lot harder to find someone who will value Maddux in 2007 to that degree. Though you are right that their usually will be one fool who does not know what they are doing or can't follow a stat trend past a 3 week horizon and want to trade for the flavor of the week.