hey guys, this is the epic 20 team ~30-roster-size 15x15 H2H league that has 16 restriction-free keepers (altho i think there's a vote where most people want 12. c'est la vie). i missed my draft this year so outside of my 16 keepers i got a bunch of crap and it seems like short of repeating the pitching dominance i had last year (i finished 4th/20 in the league with a below-avg offense) this team is gonna be dead in the water.
so with that in mind, in 2011 i managed to tank the season and build up assets, getting strasburg in that draft and getting trout during the year... and suffice to say people want them. so lemme list what i've got here and tell you my trade/waiver options:
c - jesus montero (k)
1b - brandon belt (k)
2b - danny espinosa (k)
ss - ian desmond (k)
3b - miguel cabrera (k)
IF - brett lawrie (k/DL at the moment)
IF - brandon crawford
OF - mike trout (k)
OF - dayan viciedo (k)
OF - nate mclouth (ick)
util - marlon byrd
util - justin ruggiano
util - andres torres
bench/IF - gaby sanchez (filling in for lawrie atm)
bench/NA - anthony gose
SP - stephen strasburg (k)
SP - madison bumgarner (k)
SP - matt moore (k)
SP - jeremy hellickson (k)
SP - jason marquis (i left the draft with johan santana, david huff, and jeff karstens. worried about the required 36IP/week, so i added him right away)
RP - craig kimbrel (k)
RP - steve cishek (K)
RP - jake mcgee (k)
RP - vinnie pestano (k)
(and here comes the guys i didnt draft)
RP - jared hughes, jared burton, kevlin herrera, nate jones, dale thayer, craig stammen
DL - jeff karstens
edit: there's waiver cash. everyone starts off with $1000, and with 4 divisions the best record each week in the division gets $100 and the division leader at the end of the month get $200. the rich get richer.... also, you can trade for waiver cash, effectively selling players. this has worked for me in the past. right now there's like ~5 teams with the max $1000.
i've got a trade offer on the table of ian kinsler, matt kemp, evan longoria, and yu darvish for trout and strasburg. this guy wants trout AND/or strasburg bad. here's his roster....
Adrian Gonzalez (LAD - 1B,OF)
Martin Prado (Ari - 2B,3B,SS,OF)
Pablo Sandoval(SF - 3B)
Elvis Andrus(Tex - SS)
(util section down here)
Dustin Pedroia (benched
Jorge De La Rosa
-- he's offered me other trades with upton/kinsler and dickey.... and in the past i jokingly offered him trout and strasburg for kershaw and kemp (along with someone like adrian gonzalez just to piss him off) but as you can see this guy is willing to toss me a lot..... as one guy who responded said, he looks at it like yu for strasburg str8up then it's kinsler/kemp/longoria for trout. idk.... do yuo lot like that? i can click accept on that trade at any point if i want to do it.
so what would you do if you were me? try to dangle trout/strasburg out there and cash out high before any potential performance regression / injury derails either of their value, cuz i mean trout is ranked #1 in the game and being young everyone wants him and i can get multiple players in return.... or would you stand pat and effort the waiver guys, figuring that if everything goes to 12 keepers next year having top-of-the-heap guys like trout and strasburg is worth even more?
if i didnt respond to your ? already leave a link to it and ill get to it here. sorry this is so verbose but like, yeah its a pickle and a quandary and i wish i didnt miss the draft otherwise i woulda pimpslapped these clowns. missing iwakuma, boggs, and other guys from last year is gonna hurt more than i thought, cuz keeping belt over iwakuma was a last second thing.... hell i even let brandon beachy go cuz i was gonna get him back in the draft, but i thought it was on thursday when it was on a wednesday.... c'est la vie.
Last edited by sinicalypse on Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.