14 Teams in the league - standard scoring 5X5 Rotisserie League. We start 2 C, 2 1B, 2 2B, 2 3B, 2 SS, 5 OF, 10 P (Starter or Reliever) - pretty deep league. We keep up to 10 players each year.
The situation: I am sliding up and down from 2nd-4th place right now - leading the league in Avg, HR, R - 2nd in RBI, and top 5 in SB (thought I would be #1 pre-season!). My pitching is not awesome right now - I am doing okay in K's (4th-5th) and Saves, but WHIP, ERA, Wins are areas I need help. I'm in third as of this morning and have 62 hitting points and 37 pitching points (up 4 points this week in pitching).
I've had a number of teams contacting me to deal a pitcher for help and all of them are interested in Mike Stanton in return. The best pitcher offered so far has been James Shields - is it worth dealing Stanton in this case? I'd really prefer to pick up a younger pitcher, but Shields is dealing so far this year and he would boost my points. I have also given thought to the idea that my pitchers are under-performing a bit (Jimenez mostly) and the early struggles of Soria/Capps didn't help the ERA either. I also have had a revolving door at my #7 spot - giving Garcia a shot right now.
Here is my roster:
C - Ryan Hanigan (Napoli), Carlos Ruiz
1B - Mark Teixeira, Mike Morse (Davis)
2B - Rickie Weeks, Jamey Carroll
3B - Jhonny Peralta (SS), Placido Polanco
SS - Alexi Casilla (Jeter), JJ Hardy
OF - Andrew McCutchen, Drew Stubbs, Mike Stanton, Laynce Nix (normally Carl Crawford), Jason Bourgoeis (Tabata)
SP - Cliff Lee, Shaun Marcum, Ricky Nolasco, Ervin Santana, Ubaldo Jimenez, Tim Stauffer, Freddy Garcia
RP - Mariano Rivera, Joakim Soria, Mike Adams
Farm: Jesus Montero (F11), Wil Myers (F13)
DL - Mike Napoli, Ike Davis, Derek Jeter, Carl Crawford, Jose Tabata