Beeblebrox wrote:srb7215 wrote:I hate when I have already filled my Util spot predraft.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with having a Util spot filled with a 1st round bat. I'd do that all the time, every time.
But I like Ellsbury a little more than Adrian anyway, so I'd definitely do this trade.
That was my point. I don't like to fill my util role unless I have to. You make this trade because A) Ellsbury is at least equal to AGon and B) you open up your util role for the draft.
There were a few years where I had Pujols and Votto and while it was great to have Votto, I always felt limited in the draft when another bat that I didn't need fell in the draft because I didn't have a spot to play him. I might still draft him and then try and make a trade but it was always frustrating especially when I then ended up with Hosmer. All great things but still frustrating.
PS srb7215 = MaudDib. For some reason logged into my first account here. Forgot that I had opened an account before MaudDib and some how still remember the password.