I knew I smelled a Blackadderism!
What timkell and mktgteach are refering to is a great strategy for improving your team. Let's say, for example, that your pitching staff consists of Wood, Morris, Vazquez, Oswalt and Zito (ok, so it's a small roster...). Josh Fogg is a free agent, and you really like him, but obviously you can't drop any of the guys you already have. You can, however, try to trade two of your sp's for an even better pitcher, for instance by offering the guy who owns Randy Johnson two of your guys for the Big Unit (this is just an example - I'm not worrying about who would win this trade). If the trade is accepted, you then have not only the best pitcher in the game, but also a free roster spot, which you then use to grab Fogg (faster than something that moves really fast
). The risk, however, is that Fogg might be gone by the time a trade goes though, so this tactic can backfire on occasion. And in a case like this one, where waiver priorities have to be considered as well, it can make your head spin...
Any examples of trades you've pulled off this way, timkell and mktgteach (and anyone else who likes this approach)? Any cases where it backfired?