Hey all, 12-team roto league with deep rosters. I have a couple extra closers, and a first-year manager who only has one expressed interest in acquiring another from me. At first I offered Frank Francisco and Jason Hammel for his Cory Luebke, a lowball offer to start negotiations. I was expecting a counter-offer more balanced towards him, but instead I get this:
I give: Omar Infante, Frank Francisco, Jason Hammel
He gives: Justin Upton, Cory Luebke
I tried to be at least a little honorable, and made a counter-offer subbing my Andrew McCutchen instead of Infante, but he wasn't interested in Cutch. I guess my question is, should I take this offer? His OF is stacked (J. Upton, Granderson, Cruz, Pence, J. Bruce, his 2nd-6th round draft picks) and he's looking to cut down on batter Ks while improving his poor infield; he's disappointed with Upton so far this season and doesn't see Cutch as much of an upgrade. In fact, he sent me a pretty extensive reasoning about why he wanted Infante over McCutchen. To be totally honest, I doubt enough managers pay attention in my league for this to get vetoed, so it would probably go though. Should I feel scummy for pulling this off? Or am I beating myself up too much? He's dealing from a position of strength for a position of need, I'm just worried he's being too short-sighted.
Thoughts? I'd appreciate some outside opinions on this.
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