Keep in mind that its not necessarily best to trade away your keeper caliber player that you plan to cut.
For one it means that other teams have to keep worse players, which is good for you.
It may be better to deny another owner a solid keeper than to move up a few spots in the draft. This is obv dependent on what kind of draft pick were talking about here.
Also by NOT trading them away you will be able to possibly redraft them. If you trade them away for another owner to keep, they are gone forever.
And even if you dont decide to drat them, it still means there are more quality players available in the draft.
For example in one of my leagues we keep 4 players, and one of the stronger teams had 6-7 guys that would be sure keepers on most teams.
He would be cutting guys like Justin Upton and Cliff Lee...
So he got a 3rd round pick for Upton + his 7th rounder, and traded away Lee + 17th rounder for and a 5th round pick.
At first you may think, well thats awesome, because hes moving up the draft and it cost him nothing because hed have to cut them anyway.
Not the case.
He failed to realize that for one, after considering 4 keeprs/team hes really only getting back a #7 for JUp, and #9 for Lee.
Also he has the first pick so he wouldve been guaranteed to be able to draft Upton. Ouch.
And finally if he chose not
to make these trades he couldve forced the other teams to keep players like Cain, Greinke, Weeks, Hosmer, Stanton, or Sanatana - good players to be sure but definitely not top 40 caliber imo, and nowhere near as valuable as Upton or Lee
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