ok here's what happened.
started off i give strasburg/trout and round 2 draft pick for kemp/jupton/kershaw/yu and round 18 pick.
i negotiated that down to me giving up a round 3 pick him giving up round 3,
then i teased i have a hole at 1B so he tried offering up adrian gonzalez in place of yu with no draft picks involved, which i refused.
then he came with adrian-gonz/kemp/j-upton/kershaw/yu and round 18 for strasburg/trout/belt/jake-mcgee/pestano/ and round 2.
so i countered with giving up strasburg/trout/belt/mcgee/jared-burton and a rou-nd 2 for his adrian-gonz/kemp/j-upton/kershaw/yu and round 18.
i wanna keep pestano because if/wjhen chris perez goes he's a closer and that's value in our league.... otherwise he's an entrenched holds machine in the 8th and mcgee, aside from giving up that boo-tay, isnt a full IP guy and comes in whenever. burton is nice as he battled with glen perkins to close, but look at his career he's a journeyman who had a year last year. mike dunn was a part of the uggla trade and he gets his holds, a year of ~3.68/1.30 and then 4.77/1.47 or something... sure, but thats with 15-18 holds.
so now my pitching staff is....
and then mike dunn and the other solid/ish relievers..... oh yeah and i'm sitting on kyle gibson who i got for free. i might jump on maurer now nad try to trade him, but yeah, whatever.
so basically like, yeah, a lot of people neglect holds so i'll be avble to stomach the loss of mcgee and keep pestano as my big guy with a bunch of guys who had ~2-3 eras with good whips and K #s and 10-20 holds last year, and now whereas i netered the year deperate for jose fernandez cuz i only had 4 starters and a 36IP/week limit.... i've got kershaw darvish bumgarner matt moore llickson and jeremy fernandez. and hell mike pelfrey too.
and offensively.... belt had me worried that he wasnt gonna pan out... and adrian gonzalez isnt what he was in san diego, but if he hits .280-300/~20hr/~80-100 RBI and does his thing on a video screen, tahts a big upgrade over belt.... and with only 12 keepers next year, i did the math, i wasnt gonna be as cutesy keeping reliever guys so to add two pichers imma definitely keep and not have to worry about the strasburg injury (altho kershaw has more miles) and/or mike trout regressing to where we thought he'd be (a nice very solid or very good MLB player, maybe not quite HOF but on the cusp.... as opposed to last year's mickey mantle shit).... damn.
maybe i can use kemp/others to get bryce harper, eh? or was trout my best hope at doing that?
we'll see.... but alls i know is that i doubled up my outfield production (it was trout viciedo and mclouth.... and now its kemp upton and viciedo. which would you rahte rhave?) and like, yu was scintillating last night showing us that when he attacks the zone its yeah.... so lets do this... wtf.
i owed the guy who i made the trade with a solid, he's a good dude, i wanna be his friend IRL.... he wanted these two so bad, wtf... have em. i got what i wanted.