We are all (hopefully) aware of the impending innings cap on Zimmermann. He has already pitched 115 innings this year, and before the season started, it was said that he would have a 160 cap, leaving him with 45 innings, or roughly 6-7 starts. That means he's probably done by late August.
I figured that now is the perfect time to trade him, and hopefully catch people unaware of the situation, and grab a pitcher that looks like similar value (or maybe even "less" value), but will not be limited in the innings that are pitched. I do a lot of public ESPN leagues for fun, and just went through all of them, and noticed I have Zimm in about 20 of them.
Zimmermann is currently 22 for SP's on the ESPN Player Rater, and every pitcher I made an offer for is below him currently...
Here are a list of pitchers I've made offers for:
Max Scherzer (actually just had one of these accepted)
Brandon Beachy (innings limit, but he's only pitched 60. He's good to finish the season, especially in a playoff race)
What do you guys think? Is it time to move Zimmermann? If you wait much longer, I think even the boneheads will become aware of the innings cap. I think just after the ASB is the time to strike.
Anyone else you can think of that has had a monster first half, and it's time to sell high on? Jurrjens, perhaps?
(In reference to an Aaron Hill for David Price swap)
mpieco wrote: You're my new hero if that gets accepted.
Trade accepted! Thanks for the help!