I am in full support of trading 2 shaky closers for one solid one.
I'm in an ESPN 12-team H2H total weekly points league where points count for, as well as against you.
I owned Hanrahan for 2 weeks early in the year and he did hardly anything for me, so I dropped him. I grabbed Kimbrel off of the FA wire, so now I have Wilson and Kimbrel and a solid, if not spectacular pitching staff. This move will hopefully pay dividends over the long haul.
Point is, the Pirates will probably make a move for more offense. They are also not going to tweak a pitching staff that is a full run better than last year. Their offense is mild, but it can score in bunches when need be. This will almost guarantee a lot of opportunities for Hanrahan and I'd rather have a proven closer than 2 speculative ones. Over the next few weeks, moves like this can make or break you.
jruffus1 wrote:I am in a 12-team H2H non-keeper league and the trading deadline is not too far away. I have both Oswalt and Putz on the bench, and will either have to drop a couple players or downsize by trading in order to activate them. Including Putz, I now own 5 closers - So I am speculating whether to deal two of my most risky closers for a solid one (Marmol and Putz for Hanrahan). Do you think I should offer this?