Sorry, a bit of info first... FACTS
12-team 6x6 keeper (AVG, RBI, R, HR, OBP, SB; W, K, WHIP, ERA, SV, L). I'm in 1st by a couple points**, tops in most offensive categories (HR, OBP, R, AVG, RBI...behind by 3 steals in SB). Sandoval coming back tomorrow. I've punted starters by having all closers/middle guys (Axford, League, Salas, Santos, Walden, Melancon & Mike Adams, have owned D.Pauley, Bard at times, etc.) Have only one starter left: Hanson. So, I'm essentially punting K/W for SV/WHIP/ERA. I'm up 20 saves on next guy, towards top in WHIP/ERA.
**Note: We have a 1st half winner (until ASB) and 2nd half winner (post-ASB), then total points combined for overall winner, so I could use this "punting starters" strategy to win the first half, then trade some closers/bats for stud starters if I wanted to bump up my pitching stats in second half. Hence, the alternate Lester trade offer down at the bottom, but first....
OF- Kemp, N.Cruz, R.Davis, Pierre
BENCH: Bourgeois, D.Jennings, A.Rizzo, B.Lawrie
STAFF: Hanson, Axford, League, Santos, Salas, Melancon, Walden, AdamsOFFER #1
He gives: Carlos Gonzalez
I give: Hanson & Sandoval.RATIONALE
This one's on the table for me to reject or accept. I'm thinking of insisting he throw in even a scrub player on the back end, like Rauch or Lyon (since I have Melancon). If I accept, I can move Bautista to 3rd, still have a dominant OF of Kemp, Cargo, N.Cruz, Rajai. Questions: Do you think Cargo will turn it on for final 4 months, or are we looking at a down year? Will Panda's wrist affect his power...will he be same player he was in April? Bottom line, do you like 3B-OF combo of Panda/Bautista-Kemp-Cruz OR Bautista/Kemp-Cargo-Cruz.
OR, would you like these offers better...not on table yet, though owner in Offer #2 is very interested in this deal.OFFER #2
He gives: Braun/Andrus/Heath Bell
I give: Cruz/Sandoval/Hanson/S.Drew OFFER #3
He gives: Lester/Stubbs/Longoria
I give: Kemp/Sandoval/Pierre
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