I have 2 good closers (Dotel, Hoffman) and 3 question marks
(Rhodes, Nathan and Chacon) and was planning on dropping one of the question marks after the first month of the season to make room for another starter.
I have a guy that's willing to give me Javy Lopez for I-Rod and one of my closers. One of my strategies is to completely give up on winning stolen bases every week and concentrate on Runs, HRs, RBIs and Avg. Line-up is as follow in an 8 team 5x5.
1B R Sexson
2B J Kent
3B H Blalock
OF G Sheffield
OF V Wells
OF G Anderson
Uti Lance Berkman
B D Ortiz
Javy fits the make-up of my team much better and I believe he will have a much better season this year than I-Rod. Also, making this trade will allow me to immediately picy up J Peavy now as my 7th starter (M Prior, R Oswalt, J Beckett, M Morris, J Contreras, J Piniero). I'm afraid if I wait a month, J Peavy will be gone.
There is no way, I'd trade Hoffman or Dotel. With that being said, I have 2 questions.
1) Would you do it?
2) If yes, which closer would you trade? (Rhodes, Nathan or Chacon)
Thanks for any opinions you might give. I've been racking my brain on this one for a week.