Trade deadline is tomorrow, and I'm currently in 5th place in a league where the top 6 make the playoffs, but currently losing 7-5 this week. This is a 16-teams H2H keeper league (keep 6).
I've being trying to deal the injured Matt Garza and a high pick for a top-end keeper SP from teams that are out of the race this season, but haven't had any bites. So now I'm wondering if I should turn my attention to a lesser SP option but someone who can help me try to win this year... someone like Jeremy Hellickson?
The Hellickson owner's SP staff consists of Hellickson, CJ Wilson, Trevor Cahill, Ivan Nova, Lance Lynn, Chad Billingsly, Jake Westbrook, Justin Matheson and Brandon McCarthy. I have to think that Garza would be a #2 SP to this owner being Wilson, and hence a good keeper.
How beneficial would it be if I triggered a Garza for Hellickson deal? I'd still have James Shields and Johnny Cueto as SP keepers, and I wouldn't want to keep more than 2 SP anyways. And given that Garza would be a keeper for him and Hellickson would not be for me, I wonder if I could also extraopolate a higher draft pick from him as well (any suggestions for what round? I would have to send a pick back as well. Maybe ask for a 3rd and give back an 11th, leading room to negotiate down to maybe a 4th and a 9th?)
My roster is below, and and all help greatly appreciated!
C Jonathan Lucroy (Mil - C)
1B Anthony Rizzo (ChC - 1B)
2B Dustin Pedroia (Bos - 2B)
3B Hanley Ramírez (LAD - 3B,SS)
SS Josh Rutledge (Col - SS)
LF Justin Ruggiano (Mia - LF,CF,RF)
CF Carlos Beltrán (StL - CF,RF)
RF Kendrys Morales (LAA - 1B,RF)
Util Matt Joyce (TB - LF,RF)
BN Russell Martin (NYY - C)
BN Brett Lawrie (Tor - 3B) DL
BN Chris Young (Ari - CF)
BN Eic Chavez (NYY - 3B)
SP James Shields (TB - SP)
SP Johnny Cueto (Cin - SP)
SP Mike Minor (Atl - SP)
SP Jaime Garcia (StL - SP)
RP Joel Hanrahan (Pit - RP)
RP Tom Wilhelmsen (Sea - RP)
P Homer Bailey (Cin - SP)
BN Heath Bell (Mia - RP)
BN Santiago Casilla (SF - RP)
BN Matt Garza (ChC - SP) DL
DL Jaime García (StL - SP) DL
DL Andrew Cashner (SD - SP,RP) DL