ok i'm lost here... you're giving us to choose the option of trading sizemore for greinke, but when you list your team you have both sizemore AND greinke... what's going on here?
personally, i'm not a big hanley ramirez guy... i'd never spend a first round pick on him, cuz like, when you start going for 30/30 guys or even 20/40 guys, you're setting up yourself for a world of pain if they don't have that big year... look at carlos gonzalez this year, i mean, i ended up with him in a league or two and aside from being a total-bust, like, he was propped up as a first round draft pick cuz he pulled out a .336/36/117/24 or something, and really, even tho nowadays .336/36/117 is big fantasy production compared to ~5-10 years ago, like, he's uber-valuable cuz of those 24 steals. ryan howard or mark teixeira or prince fielder or even your very own adrian gonzalez aren't going to steal you 24 bases, yet, i bet that cargo was drafted before all of those guys ~75% of the time.
hanley is in that boat... on his own, unless he pulls another .342/24/110 type season out of his arse, unless he steals ~30 bases he's not going to be worth that first round investment. then couple in some slumps, and like, both him and cargo aren't going to be top-12 overall players this year cuz barring some miracle i can't see either of them ending up hitting .320... then you're left with guys who HAVE to go 30/30 or 20/40 or to retain their value over purebred mashers liek the aforementioned 1B.
in this case, you have alexei ramirez at SS... while he doesn't bowl you over with .280/18/70/13 or whatever he had last year, still, keep in mind every single season he starts off horribly slow and then heats up with the chicago weather and flirts with 20/80/15 while hitting .270+... last year i had the depth in my winners league to bench him for most of the first month, so even tho i missed a HR and/or steal or two, i ended up with a ~.300/17/70 at SS, which is nothing to sneeze at. alexei is already at like .250/3/10 with 1 or 2 SBs, so he's actually had a better april than he usually has... quite honestly i don't think you have a gaping need for hanley, cuz there's a good chance that you're going to end up bailing someone out on a bad draft pick (again, even if hanley goes .280/20/80/10 or something, that's not first round talent... and granted there's still a whole lot of time, but like, you're taking on a slump with total bust potential, and giving up a bonafide masher at first to do it... i personally wouldn't run and do this trade.
it's one thing if you're getting tulo or sonething, cuz the only thing that really stops him is being on the damn field, or well, technically playing hurt would too i guess.
i wouldn't trade for greinke either... dude, you have felix, halladay, and lincecum and neither of them are on "contract years"... dude, if you wanna try for a young SP to get your 3 years, go with michael pineda. that kid is sick, prolly still cheaper than greinke (unless your owner is smart) and have you seen him pitch? greinke had one hell of a cy young year, but otherwise he isn't anything to call home about.
if i were you, i'd personally try to deal lincecum for michael pineda plus another bat.. hell, package in sizemore and see f you can get a matt kemp. shin soo choooo is cheap right now. carlos quentin is still relatively cheap, albeit a risk. hell, see if someone thinks they're selling high on jose bautista and snatch him out from an owner.. he'd look real nice in your OF.
you're ready to go to war with mitch moreland as your 1B, just so you could upgrade alexei ramirez to hanley ramirez? you'd be creating a hole at 1B and doubling up on a position, and ideally i wouldn't want alexei ramirez as a util player... i'd like someone with more typical masher potential, or a full-on stolen base guy... rajai davis came back, did someone get impatient and cut him? there's 40 steals right there.
creating a hole at 1B for the privledge of having hanley ramirez when you already have alexei ramirez isn't a championship move, IMO. if you're gonna get a kid to go into the future with, shoot, you've already got ogando... i recommend pineda, beachy looked good til he gave up 2 base hits exited and then venters let the inherited runners score, otherwise he would have blanked the red-hot STL offense (as it was he was 7IP 5K 2.57/0.57, and that will put his K rate squarely at like 36/36 or 37/37 or something) i mean, there's so much more you could do than go for greinke, and especially ramirez... i'd be very hesitant to do that, in fact, i actively wouldn't.
i know it's a bit contrarian, but that's what i really think.
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