OK, our trade deadline is this Sunday and I have some serious decisions to make. Here's the download:
- I am in 2nd place, 4 games back of 1st (though having a tough week... still, should remain in 2nd and have a good shot at 1st or 2nd to capture a bye when all is said and done).
- I have 6 players on the DL and only 4 slots
- 2 of my DL guys are returning -- Hanson returns today (Friday) and Bonifacio returns Sunday
- When the other 4 guys return, my current candidates to drop are Machado, Greg Holland, Avila (or Napoli, depending on performance), and one of Fister/Hanson/Bon/Lincecum.
- SO, as you can see, my main need is that I really MUST do a 2 OR 3 for 1 trade so that I don't end up needing to drop studs (or high caliber talents).
Here are some options I could conceivably execute. Do any make sense or is there another angle?
1.) Trade my Hanson and Machado for Derek Jeter (Jeter expiring contract, BUT that team is playoff bound... still, he seems open to it)
2.) Trade Machado and Hanson for Alex Gordon ... OR ... trade Machado and Hanson for AJ Burnett ... OR trade Machado and Hanson for Ian Kennedy ... OR trade Machado and Hanson for Pablo Sandoval (I am reasonably confident I could get one of these done, though the owner is not as easy to deal with).
3.) Currently offered a guy Hanson and Machado for Nelson Cruz ... no word yet
4.) I have thrown out offers of Pedroia and Hanson (or) Papi (or) Lincecum for Cano (expiring keeper contract) but no word
What say you fine experts?
12 Team H2H DAILY LEAGUE with 6 Keepers Season to Season, each for 3 years max. * means a keeper entering this season
Stat Categories: R, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG -- IP, CG, W, L, ER, ERA, K, SV, WHIP
C Alex Avila [added when Napoli hit the DL]
1B Prince Fielder*
2B Dustin Pedroia
3B Miguel Cabrera*
SS Hanley Ramirez*
OF Ryan Braun*
OF Jacoby Ellsbury
OF Justin Upton
UT Adrian Gonzalez
UT Giancarlo Stanton
UT Manny Machado
BN Mike Napoli [On DL but no DL slot -- returns late August]
BN Emilio Bonifacio [Returns SUNDAY from DL]
DL Jose Bautista [Return date unknown -- maybe in a week?]
DL David Ortiz [Return date unknown]
SP Clayton Kershaw
SP Cliff Lee
SP Adam Wainwright
RP Craig Kimbrel
RP Aroldis Chapman
P Jason Motte
P Greg Holland [May have to drop to clear room at some point]
P R.A. Dickey
BN Zack Greinke
BN Tim Lincecum
BN Doug Fister
DL CC Sabathia [Returning 8/25]
DL Tommy Hanson [returning TODAY]