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This is a 20 team dynasty league team. In other words, we keep our entire rosters from year to year. What do you think of this potential trade and what do you think of the roster in general, where does it need improvements? I actually finished pretty badly last year, so, I'm interested to hear.
Get - Machado, J. Upton, T. D'Arnaud
Give - M. Perez, G. Sanchez, Scherzer, N. Walker
C - Ellis
1B - Freeman
2B - Walker
3B - Sandoval
SS - S. Castro
OF - Stanton, Trumbo, R. Davis
Util - *Shrug*
Bench - Tyler Moore, Matt Carpenter, Steve Lombardozzi, Chisenhall, Tyler Pastornicky, Travis Snider, Grady Sizemore, Gary Sanchez
SP - Bumgarner, Hamels, Scherzer, Garza, Skaggs
RP - Bell, Walden
Bench - Worley, Masterson, Cahill, Perez, Stammen, Rex Brothers
I'd like to improve my catcher, hence the trade for D'Arnaud. Ellis can stay until someone else catches fire or D'Arnaud is ready. 1B is good. I'm not impressed with Walker at 2B. I don't have much of a plan for replacing him, but, it is what it is. I think I got 3B covered. Short would be well-covered between Castro and Machado. Stanton and Trumbo provide some pop. Davis brings the speed. If I got Justin Upton, that would hopefully be more of both. I'd easily drop/trade Moore, Lombarozzi, Pastornicky, Snider and Sizemore. I guess I'd hedge some bets on Matt Garza to be my SP3 for the time being if I trade Scherzer, but I'm not sure that I fully trust him either and I think the trade would improve my offense to go ahead and put the stress on my pitching. I don't have a legit closer right now anyway, so pitching is probably going to be the last piece of the puzzle, but I've at least got one piece in Bumgarner. Skaggs and Brothers are going to hang around. Anyway, I've rambled enough.
What do you think? Thanks for the reply, if you have a question, please direct me towards it. Also, keep in mind, this is a 20-team league. If you've never played in a 20-team league, please understand, it's a little tougher than the 10 and 12 teamers.
I really doubt that trade is going to make it through. You are getting a former top 10 fantasy player who still hasn't hit his prime plus two elite prospects at thin positions. I've been playing in 20 team dynasty leagues for 10+ years and I've never seen that much elite young potential given up in one trade.
Scherzer K's a lot but isn't an ace and Walker doesn't have that much value. At this point Perez is worth less long term then either Machado or D'arnaud as well, even if he starts the year in the rotation. I see it as Upton Scherzer + Walker and Machado alone Perez + Sanchez. I don't see anyway that trade gets accepted and survives the veto process.
I would do this deal in a heart beat and deal with 2nd base later. move Trumbo to you utility spot and your offense is legit in a 12 team league. Sherzer K's are tough to duplicate but you are trading for what could be an elite OF for the next 5-6 years and a stud catcher in the making. pull the trigger and don't look back.
yes, do it.
overall, you can drop/replace the following players throughout the year without thought: Bell, Walden, Masterson, Stammen (though might be useful for holds), and anyone on your bench except for carpenter and possibly moore. g/l, you are on the right track but try to fill those positions with other prospects like tijuan walker, etc., who should be new to yahoo pool this year.
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