I am in an 8 team keeper AL only league. We base our our reentry portion off of points of which I have the lead and first crack at getting Pujols/Fielder. (We keep 17 players and 4 reserves.)
1B/ C-Carlos Santana
1B/ C-Joe Mauer-A
His proposal initially was to have me use almost all of points to guarantee getting Pujols, then trading him Pujols and CJ Wilson for M.Cabrera and J.Verlander. I immediately responded that I would do this. His follow up email asked if I would be willing to add Beltre, since Cabrera will qualify at 3B soon or he could subsitute Granderson for Cabrera in the deal. Which would make the deal Granderson and Verlander for Pujols and Wilson. I am not a big fan of Granderson, since he has been inconsistent in his career. I want Cabrera without giving up Beltre. I am looking for some counter advice.
We start 9 players with the last being a DH, so I can play Agon, Pujols/Fielder, and Beltre in my lineup. We start 5 pitchers each week and use 3 RP.
Do I hold my ground and offer Pujols and Wilson for Cabrera and Verlander? (Steal for me)
Do I include Beltre if he includes Jennings? Pujols, Wilson, and Beltre for Cabrera, Verlander and Jennings.
I could bag the deal, not risk all of my points on Pujols and just be happy having Fielder, which would allow me to fill in the OF considering Crawford will miss some time. I love the thought of Verlander, but he is coming off of a lot of innings pitched last year, so I expect a regression. Any advice or any alternatives would be greatly appreciated!!!
Thanks in advance - This site has really helped me with a lot of my trade dilemmas.