colt4523 wrote:Ended up getting trout 5, Swisher 19, Pedroia 44, and Ellsbury 45 for Bundy, Profar, Moose, Reddick, and Escobar. I will probably keep swish at that price and deal Pedroia and Ellsbury for one more keeper around $20. How did I do? To get Hamilton, I would have needed to include Kipnis. I will have a lot of holes to fill but I have the best keeper in the game for $5.
Even in an AL Only where sometimes quantity of starting caliber players is better than quality, getting a $5 Trout for future pieces is a great deal for you. I do question the salary you took on with the other players, since that seemed to be a sticking point in the first deal, but if you're able to move Pedroia, and get something semi valuable due to his contract, it's not an issue anymore.
I think you need to hang onto Ellsbury as his value is probably to a point even moving him for salary relief doesn't make sense. Really, if Ellsbury does bounce back to even 75% of his MVP run year, you have Ellsbury and Trout locking down your OF for $50 and allowing you to take a look at a much wider range of fill in players in the infield since you'll be getting the power/speed/run production out of two of the best AL only has to offer (Ellsbury when right)
In an AL only I am fine with loosing Moose, this isn't going to be his break out year, and maybe the owner sours and you can get him back down the road. Reddick is fine, Escobar will regress some, but his skill set, even at SS is redundant on your squad. Bundy & Profar.... Flags Fly Forever.