It appears that my trade talks involving Lincecum have hit somewhat of a snag do to other trades in the league. The deal where I was getting Kemp has hit a snag since the owner moved one of his OF for Uggla which leaves him weak in the OF. He is still interested in Lincecum and has countered with: Casey McGehee, Ricky Romero, Zach Britton and Chris Dwyer for Lincecum.
The second owner is now reluctant to move Jay Bruce or Chris Young in any deal, and is now interested in acquiring Jose Bautista in addition to Lincecum. His counter: Francisco Liriano, Corey Hart, Neil Walker, and Manny Banuelos for Lincecum and Bautista. Or he offered Liriano, Walker, Machado, Banuelos, another piece for Lincecum and Bautista.
It tough to say which deal I like better. Like I explained before, my team is being built up from zero pretty much. My lineup as of today would be: C - Santana, 1B - Gabby Sanchez/Justin Smoak, 2B - Freddy Sanchez (Ackley waiting to take over), SS - Alex Gonzalez, 3B - Bautista, OF - Sizemore, Torres, Gutierrez.
Pitching wise, right now I have Lincecum, Garcia, Chapman, Carmona.. then a bunch of fillers I picked up on waivers to fill out the rotation. Prospect wise I have Teheran, Vizcaino, Freidrich, Pimentel, Tillman, Oliver.
Tough call, but what makes more sense going forward? Usually I don't give this much thought going into trades, but I have a chance to fill some holes with this trade.
Any help would be great.