Thanks for the thoughts guys. Appreciate the perspective and will continue to try and trade, although still tough sledding. If I can't move anyone, is there any merit to consider keeping Fernandez/Shelby (depending on who you prefer) as one of my "normal keepers" over Ortiz/Hosmer, and retaining control of Taveras and Bogaerts?
My knee jerk reaction is that could leave value on the table for next year and isn't generally good, but it would likely add roster flexibility and give me another more tradable future asset next year (over Ortiz for sure).
I guess such is the life of an expansion team--draft young to hope and have tons to pick/choose from and when it happens I just want a dang trading partner.