Ursa wrote:rjforlife wrote:guys with big names have proven year in and year out that they can produce, i.e. ortiz. the guys you dont know have been good but no one can know with any certainty if they will maitain or totally crash, i.e. victorino. thats not to say Victorino can't become a superb player, its just not worth paying for his stats up till now in a trade. simple as that.
And that's it in a nutshell right there. It's not what they've done this year so far, it's what they CAN do and have proved they can do over time.
That's pretty much how I, and any fantasy owner with logic, would see it as well. I see you trying to argue a case of buy low and sell high and simply put, most owners aren't dumb enough to fall for it. I know none of the guys in my league are, my case and point would be me trying to sell Eric Byrnes for any big names and failing because Byrnes is a career 260 hitter.