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ayebatter wrote:I read the book so long ago I can't remember the facts, but is it possible that Walker already owned Mientkiewicz in an AL only and if he was traded to Boston he would still be on Walkers roster, but if he went to the NL Walker could dump him and get a worthy replacement ??
Sam Walker wrote:Sad as I am to see one of my players shipped out, it also presents an opportunity. Reports say the two teams most interested in Mientkiewicz are the Red Sox, who would probably use him as an occasional defensive substitute, and the Pittsburgh Pirates, who would play him every day. In Rotisserie terms I'd much rather see Mientkiewicz go to Pittsburgh, where he'll be a mainstay in the lineup.
GiantsFan14 wrote:Read it a long time ago so I don't really remember much. Was this in-season? I've never played an AL or NL only league but I would assume some leagues allow you to keep a player throughout the rest of the season even after being traded to a different league.
Additionally, in an AL or NL only league, if a player is traded to another team, in the other league (AL to NL or vice versa) mid-season, that player will remain on your roster and continue to accrue points upon joining the new MLB team (even though that team is not in your league universe). If the player is subsequently traded to another team in your fantasy league, that player will still accrue points. Only when that player is dropped to waivers, will he be removed from the player universe for the league. An example of this would have been C.C. Sabathia leaving the American League Cleveland Indians for the National League Milwaukee Brewers in July of 2008.
GiantsFan14 wrote:I've never played an AL or NL only league but I would assume some leagues allow you to keep a player throughout the rest of the season even after being traded to a different league.
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