I am in a 10-team non-keeper H2H league. I am in 2nd place by half a game, with a large gap between 3rd place. The team that is in first is all hitting; my team dominates in pitching. We played last week and tied 6-6. I am considering stacking up certain categories (say R and SB) so that when I match up against him, I will beat his pitching and then take 2 out of the 6 hitting cats. Or I could just sit tight for a while and see where the next few months take us. It's just a thought I have been entertaining... Anyway, two scenarios I am weighing:
1) The trade I am considering would send Miggy, Big Papi, Michael Bourn, and Howie Kendrick for Hanley Ramirez, Ian Kinsler, and Josh Hamilton. I am considering taking Hamilton out of the equation and loading up more on SB and R and then keeping Bourn. Miggy and Papi for Kinsler and HanRam? I feel that I may be giving up too much, but it may make my TEAM better. I am divided.
2) I am also determining how much I can give up for Chapman. (The other person needs SP help, which I can offer.) How much is too much to have 2 dominant closers on my team? I can obviously spare some starting pitching, but I don't want to give up too much just to get a closer. Who would represent an equal value in return that would still make my team better with Chapman?
Either trade would be with a team not really in contention at this point (5th and 7th place and way behind 3rd and 4th). Here is my line-up:
IF Dee Gordon
OF De Aza
DL Jennings (will go to OF with Allen Craig --> IF upon reactivation)
SP: Kershaw, Felix, Price, Lynn, Capuano, McDonald, Beachy, Wandy R., Johan, Peavy
Categories: R HR RBI SB Avg OPS K W Sv ERA WHIP K/BB
Any help/advice on how to solidify my team going forward would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!