I like the M's and have for a long long time. Big big Griffey fan.
Yeah it was a ton to give up for Fielder. But I did it because my last trade for him got vetoed:
In that deal, I would have given up Granderson, Desmond, Wandy and Danks and I would have received Fielder, Pineda, Crisp and Lohse.
The veto was total bs, but the league has some spiteful owners because I have won the league 5 years in a row. So as a result, I sort of have to overpay if I want big name guys. The guy with Prince loves young players who start off hot, and he later gets really cold on them if they cool off. So I figured since we only keep 6 players anyway, Hosmer would be a tough but necessary piece to move if I wanted to get the proven stud in Prince.
Oh, another scenario: drop Dempster now for Zimermann and grab Kelly Johnson as a FA with my extra roster spot in the morning.