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  • Nandan Nandan Jun 11, 2013 5:00 PM Flag

    Should I make any of these trade offers? I'm worried about Medlen....

    I'm in a 12-team H2H league with 7x7 cats with batting cats (R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP) and pitching cats (W, SV, K, HLD, ERA, WHIP, QS) and have been planning to try to make space for Brandon Beachy when he returns. I'm currently in 1st so I don't want to change too much but I feel like I should at least try to trade away a SP to make space for Beachy. I was wondering if you think these were good trades to offer:

    Trade 1
    I get Adrian Beltre and give up Josh Donladson + Tyler Chatwood/Kris Medlen/Doug Fister

    Trade 2
    I get Yasiel Puig and give up Coco Crisp + Chatwood/Medlen/Fister
    Note: I don't know what Puig's value is but I strongly feel that if the manager feels that Puig will cool down and he's selling high for someone who's been good all year, he might take it...maybe a pitcher if it isn't enough if I'm not paying too much for Puig hopefully.

    Trade 3
    I get Matt Holliday and give up Crisp + Chatwood/Medlen/Fister

    My roster is currently C - Gattis, 1B - Freeman, 2B - Brandon Phillips, Kipnis, SS - Segura, 3B - Donaldson, OF - Adam Jones, Allen Craig, Coco Crisp, Heyward, SP - Kershaw, Verlander, Medlen, Fister, Chatwood, Beachy, RP - Rivera, Balfour, Jim Henderson, Rosenthal, Peralta.

    I would initially try offering Chatwood to a manager who just sees his good stats in limited action but I admit, it may be lowballing. There are managers in this league that buy high so I could sell Donaldson or Crisp high. What do you think of these offers? Should I offer them and which pitcher should I try dealing in each in your opinions?

    I also am worried about Medlen as there's a rumour that he may head to the bullpen when Beachy returns. Is there alot of truth to that and should I try to trade him soon to get something for him?

    Thanks alot!

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    • First off, I don't think Medlin is going anywhere. Fantasy managers aren't happy because he hasn't picked up wins, but his season ERA is under three and he's going to fight for his job.

      Even if I'm wrong, trading him now is a lose/lose situation. You won't get that much in return compared to what you will potentially lose if he stays in the rotation.

    • Concern over Medlen is warranted. He has come out publicly and stated he does not want to go back to the bullpen, which would indicate that he's going to be the one bumped. Now, that's not a given, but there's not much you can do until the picture becomes clearer. If you're afraid it's going to happen, other teams in the league are going to know what's going on as well. So, all you can really do is hold.

      Now, in regards to all three of your proposals. I think all three of these deals will get declined. There's just not enough meat on the bones.

      • 1 Reply to Kevin
      • I'd be inclined to agree with you in claiming that all three will get declined. However the friends that i play with sometimes buy high...case in point(one of the managers traded Braun and AJax for Beltre and Shelby Miller while another trade saw Corbin get traded for Headley + Gio Gonzalez). So its worth a shot imo, would you suggest trying to trade Chatwood first, then Medlen, then Fister. The other managers are my friends so I can just negotiate with them in person but lowball them first lol.


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