copter wrote:Would one of Kershaw, Verlander, Felix be an unreasonable return to ask for at this point?
Assuming you are talking about redraft league I think so. I'm not the guy that drafts the elite pitchers since I go hitting early, but people paid a high round pick for those guys. Braun hasn't been stealing bases like he used to (which he may make up for that or may not, but either way it adds risk), Braun has an injured thumb right now, and there's a real chance (maybe 50/50?) that at any time he could be suspended for the rest of the season. I think there's significant risk with Braun right now and I think if you go after elite SPs or any top-2 round type of player all you will accomplish is to offend another owner.
Maybe you could offer Braun for a top pitcher with issues (Strasburg, Price, Cain) since they also have risk. Or maybe for a Greinke, Sale, Latos tier of pitcher. But I think if you offer for an elite guy you could alienate a potential trade partner. At the very most shoot the elite pitcher owners an email and see if they are interested in Braun instead of just offering that trade.