Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
I've been offered Desmond Jennings for Youkilis. Below is my team. League is 14-team head to head 11 categories, 6 hitting and 5 pitching. Hitting categories are R, HR, AVG, RBI, SB, OPS. I feel like I need more speed and youth. Should I pull the trigger?
2B Michael Young/Neil Walker
SS Dee Gordon/Cozart
OF J. Upton, CarGo, Delmon Young, JD Martinez, Alex Presley
I'd reject the trade.
Consider, you don't need to do anything; for a 14 team league your hitting is good. And JD Martinez in the minors put up monster power numbers, far superior to Jenning's minor league career. I'd take Jennings over Martinez, don't get me wrong, but you have plenty of hitting. I'd recommend if you move Youk consider trading him for some pitching if you need it.
Position players, between Jennings and Youk, normally I'd say 3B is much more difficult to find production from than OF, plus youkilis is a staple, very good fantasy 3B production.
If you pull the trigger on the trade, you'll putTrumbo on your team for 3B, (You cannot afford to put Young there subbing in Neil Walker's crappy production, you'll lose too much).
I just see you utilizing Youkilis' value for something you need rather than another OF in Jennings.
Do the deal.
Trumbo takes over at 3rd. (Fantasy baseball does not care about defense.)
Move Jennings to the OF in place of Presley or Martinez. (I like Presley, and think he is undervalued as a potential source of R's, average and SB's.)
The line-up now has solid production in R's, HR's, SB's, good RBI totals from the corner IF'ers and your OF.
Expert Fantasy Advice
Receivers lead the way atop Brandon Funston's initial rankings heading into the start of training camps. … More »
Brandon Funston and Scott Pianowski talk MLB news and happenings, starting in St. Louis. … More »
Hanley Ramirez's bat has come alive this week and he's cheaply priced for Sunday DFS. … More »
Talking Edwin Encarnacion, a look around the league and other random nonsense. … More »