So my team has gotten off to an abysmal start this season--partly because I've played the three best statistical teams in the league thus far, partly because I have E. Santana on the DL, Hamels and Lester pitching like crap, and a bunch of offensive guys getting off to slow starts.
With that said I'm looking to make a move and I think this might be a quality trade for my squad. This is a 10 team, H-2-H, 5x5, keeper league (7 keepers):
MY Lester and Sherrill
HIS Harang and Rivera
I think Lester's 2008 was a bit of an abberation: he's a damn fine pitcher but not the 'ace' he looked like last season. I think Harang rebounds to his 2005-2007 form, last year was just a blip. So I think they're somewhat of a wash, with a slight nod to Lester because he should be in line for more wins. Mo is clearly the better reliever and will receive many more save opportunities. I also don't like the situation in Baltimore, he could lose his job with a few bad outings in a row.
Here's the rest of my pitching staff. And remember, Santana should be back in the next few weeks:
P J. Johnson
DL E. Santana
(NOTE: Very few bench spots in this league, and I currently have Wieters sitting there, along with J. Upton. It's somewhat of a long shot but I'm hoping one of the two really busts out in the second half and I have a young, stud keeper for the next decade).
So: should I make this trade? I'm almost positive the other guy will accept, he's a huge Sox fan and loves Lester. Thanks, and leave a link.