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I just got offered Mat Latos and a 1st round pick for Derek Jeter and a 10th round pick in my work keeper league.
I already have Starlin Castro as my starting SS and can always pick up another SS from Free Agency.
Ian Desmond, Stephen Drew, Alcides Escobar, Mike Aviles, Rafael Furcal, Marco Scutaro among others are still available.
Would you do the deal?
That 1st round pick could be huge for next season. I'm a rookie at this and doubt I'll win this year anyways, so I might as well set myself up for next season once I have some experience.
It's done, but now I have to decided if I should pick up Desmond right away or wait until Tim Hudson is put on the DL at the start of the season?
Here are my pitchers:
Once the trade is approved and I add Latos to that list, who would you drop if you wouldn't wait until Hudson is put on the DL to start the season?
I think we're only keeping a minimal amount of players, maybe 2 IF, 1 OF, 1 P and possibly a Util. player.
It's only a 9 team league, so the 1st round pick will be huge.
I'm not convinced that Castro is a great option at SS playing for the Cubs, but I'll be keeping Lawrie and Zobrist or Mauer anyways, so it won't be that big of a loss.
Doesn't matter how good Latos is in a few years, as I have Verlander and unless he falls off the map, I will be keeping him.
dont hesitate at all. latos is young and will be a beast in a couple years if not this year. Jeter is old and his stats are decreasing. Throw in the 1st round pick and its a no brainer. accept it right now.