Ok pardon my french but i just got F'D in my yahoo winners league (5x5 12 team roto rah rah rah)... During the week I had offered a trade to the reigning offensive juggernaught (12s in R/HR/RBI/BA) where I'd give up adam lind and matt cain for his jose bautista. when you look at my team like, it's got a bunch of solid players at just about every position but adding in the beast-like bautista was gonna be a boon, even tho my SP has underperformed and trading away cain might have messed me up, still, i'd take that cuz bautista is looking like a special player.
the trade was accepted! i jumped for joy cuz like, bautista is something special right now and i can really use the infusion of a possibly-50+ HR guy on my squad... short of the guy i'm trading with, just about everyone could!
I decided to cut david freese, who was my stopgap 3B (and hey, when your stopgap 3b is hitting .370 for you YOU TAKE THAT) for brandon beachy, anticipating the loss of cain, not to mention bautista was coming to be my 3B. in trading the 2-for-1, i was going to have the extra roster spot to freely take rajai davis off of the DL, cuz like, steals are hypercompetitive in my league right now, and with juan pierre stuck on 5 steals and coco crisp suddenly having hammy issues, shoot, i wanted to keep all of the bullets in my gun. I figured that if crisp hit the DL i'd simply swap him for rajai, otherwise i'd have that roster spot.
welp, this morning i was informed that because the guy i was trading with dropped a couple'a people and added a couple'a DL guys, one of which went on his DL slot, that this trade would suddenly put him over the 23 man limit so it was rejected at the last second. now i'm freaking out cuz i really need rajai davis and the SB, not to mention i'm afraid he might try to, say, raid me for ike davis or something.... this guy really needs pitching so i hope he has a hardon for matt cain, but like, argh.
so what do i do for rajai davis? i'm afraid that if i were to cut coco crisp outright, he'll end up coming back and being productive and he won't clear waivers, what with the hypercompetitive SB race, and all of a sudden i'll lose a currently-valuable (i know coco's history) SB guy and give SB to my opponents. i've re-offered the trade, hopefully he'll re-accept it and have to drop someone, cuz then yahoo will make sure he can't do crap with the guy... but like, here's my squad so tell me what you think:
c - brian mccann
1b - ike davis
2b - gordon beckham (i'd cut him, but like, then i'd be sans 3B and even if i could re-add freese it'd be the same issue)
ss - alexei ramirez
3b - neil walker
OF - ryan braun
OF - vladimir guerrero
OF - juan pierre
util/1B/OF - adam lind
util/OF - sam fuld
bench/OF - coco crisp
DL/OF - rajai davis
SP - felix hernandez, david price, tommy hanson, matt cain (hopefully traded), carlos zambrano, justin masterson, john tomlin, brandon beachy
RP - carlos marmol, jordan walden, sergio santos, matt capps
so what would you do? this guy seems to have his pitching set for the weekend so i dunno if he's gonna log in... maybe he will, figuring that he'd have to shuffle someone into the 3B slot tomorrow cuz thats when we were supposed to have our new players... but like, now i'm just all kinds of messed up cuz i mean, i had this all worked out to where i was going to have the best damn HR hitter in the game and have rajai back and even tho my SP is all kinds of ick at 3.88/1.27 (at least my 19 wins currently leads the leaguue), now i'm F'D.... cuz if i still had freese and didn't think that this bautista trade was gonna go, man, i'd just cut beckham and be done with it. but now... i'm all kinds of messed up.
post a link to yours as i'm ahnging out listening to my baseball radio show in the coffee/donut/cigarette/fantasybaseball mode and i'll hook you up with teh insight