segerfan83 wrote:I certainly appreciate all of the responses up until this point. There are some wide ranging view points for sure. I do have the first pick so I can technically keep 7 if I go that route. I was a bit surprised to hear that this team is that bad. I thought with a good draft I could finish top 5, but I agree that I am relying a lot on young talent which can be tricky. I made two trades last year to get some of those players. They were as follows:
Would you have made those trades? My thinking was to obtain players at premium spots. My final keepers at that point were going to potentially be: 1B Gonzalez, 2B Uggla, 3B Prado, SS Peralta, SP Strasburg, SP Bumgarner. I wasn't big on Shields as I think he's due to regress quite a bit, but I think I could have gotten more for him now that I think a little more about it. I also thought Lester and Ethier were regressing.
You made out big on the Lester deal, but got robbed on the Shields deal.