cstorms wrote:I can only keep three players and you sacrifice their draft spot for next years draft. At this point I am thinking about ditching Hanley and keeping players that I got good value on, like Granderson in round 10, and Freddie Freeman in round 18. So should I try and trade Hanley to someone who wants to keep him as their first round pick? Any help is appreciated, WHIR
I don't think you'll get fair trade value given these constraints. Unless an owner is extremely confident Hanley will rebound to a top 3-5 type player they'll not want to risk their first round keeper pick on him. With just 3 keepers and so many other players being kept as lower round value picks there will undoubtedly be other (safer) first round type talent available in your draft. I don't think finding an owner with too many value picks is the route to take. He probably won't want to compound this by adding a "Hanley to keep or not to keep" dilemma to his plate. You best bet is to find a guy with no high ceiling keepers that has some faith in Hanley and would be willing to to assume a high risk/high reward philosophy as his best shot to compete next year. I'd even say that's a smart stance to take in your case unless you see yourself as one of the strongest potential keeper teams going in. I realize you don't have faith in Hanley. But if you feel you need a big break to win next year, it could be smart to keep him, hope for a good start to 2012, and trade him for championship. Sell him high based on his 2007-2010 numbers and that hot start (if it happens ... again I wouldn't try this if I saw myself as a stronger team). If you have a fairly early draft position I'd say cut him if you can't trade him. Worst case being you could draft him in round one.