So this is a done deal. I'm doing well in my 10 team 5*5 Roto keeper league (4 keepers), currently in first place. Scoring points across the board.. just not on saves. I was already running low with Hanrahan. With him on the DL, it's looking even worse.
I decided to act now and struck a deal with a guy who is in last place and who needed everything except saves. I get his Grilli, and he asked for Berkman and Reddick. I like Reddick (cant miss his steals), so got him to take Carter instead. I figure that's a good thing since I expect Reddick to outperform Carter by some distance over the course of a full season.
So it's his Jason Grilli for my Lance Berkman and Chris Carter.
What are your thoughts on this? Always looking to learn and get other people's insights.
My take: currently scoring just 2 points on saves. Grilli and the return of Hanrahan should improve that quickly, given that most teams aren't that far ahead of me yet. Losing Berkman might lead to a drop in AVG, Im getting 6 points there now. Next team is pretty close, but the ones after that are pretty far away. Should not lose more than 1 or 2 points.
Roster after trade:
C Buster Posey (SF - C,1B)
C Mike Napoli (Bos - C,1B)
1B Prince Fielder (Det - 1B)
2B Danny Espinosa (Was - 2B,SS)
3B Mark Reynolds (Cle - 1B,3B)
SS Everth Cabrera (SD - 2B,SS)
CI Mark Trumbo (LAA - 1B,3B,OF)
MI Howie Kendrick (LAA - 2B)
OF Bryce Harper (Was - OF)
OF Josh Reddick (Oak - OF)
OF Vernon Wells (NYY - OF)
OF Carlos Gomez (Mil - OF)
OF Jose Bautista (Tor - OF)
Util Matt Adams (StL - 1B) (<-- yes, I do see the problem of not being able to bench Adams since he isn't really getting ABs. Just not sure who to drop for another bat)
Util Carlos Beltran (StL - OF)
DL Hanley Ramirez (LAD - 3B,SS)
DL Mark Teixeira (NYY - 1B)
SP Stephen Strasburg (Was - SP)
SP Max Scherzer (Det - SP)
RP Jason Grilli (PIT - SP)
RP Glen Perkins (Min - RP)
P Jordan Zimmermann (Was - SP)
P Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD - SP)
P Ernesto Frieri (LAA - RP)
P Justin Masterson (Cle - SP)
P Kyle Lohse (Mil - SP)
BN Derek Holland (Tex - SP)
BN Jon Lester (Bos - SP)
BN Wade Miley (Ari - SP)
BN Dylan Bundy (Bal - RP) NA
BN Joel Hanrahan (Bos - RP) (on DL, but have just the 2 DL spots, taken by Tex and HanRam)
Waiver wire: Ike Davis, Dan Uggla
FA's: Brandon Moss, Brendon Crawford, Jesus Montero, Bonifacio, Belt, Dom Brown, Duda