10 team keeper H2H league. We get to keep 8 players. Here's my team:
C - Ramon Hernandez 1B - Texiera 2B - Cano/Theriot 3B - David Wright SS - Tejada OF - Josh Hamilton OF - Nate McLouth OF - @#$%udome Util - Jim Thome Util - Delmon Young BN - Mark Reynolds BN - Gary Sheffield BN - JJ Hardy BN - Jose Guillen DL - Travis Hafner
SP - Peavy SP - Sheets SP - Javier Vasquez SP - Oliver Perez RP - Jon Rauch RP - Hong Chi Kuo RP - BJ Ryan DL - Matt Capps DL - Eric Bedard
We have some expanded categories, on offense we count 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, K, BB, E, Avg, OPS. Pitching counts IP, W, CG, SHO, SV, HR, K, ERA, WHIP, NH.
Given that, the league obviously leans toward offense since there are more categories, plus 3 of the pitching categories are low occurances (CG, SHO, NH).
Sorry for all that info, but I figured you'd need it to make an informed opinion! Anyway, I was thinking about making some deals. What do you think about these trades:
Texiera/@#$%udome/Thome for Longoria/Joba
Hamilton/Thome/Tejada for Kazmir/Alfonso Soriano
Also, I have been proposed a trade by someone which would send me Jacoby Ellsbury for Jim Thome and Javier Vaszquez. Should I pull the trigger on this one if the other deals aren't accepted?
Do you think either of those are fair deals? I just took over for a deadbeat owner and I'm stuck in dead last place (by a wide margin). I'm just writing this season off and trying to improve my team for next year, so I'm trying to get 2 keepers for one of mine. I don't care if I overpay by adding players I won't be keeping. Your thoughts? And which 8 players would you keep off the current roster?