I'm in a 12 team 5x5 H2H league. With only 2 closers in Holland and Bell I'm in need of a 3rd and only one team in the league has 4. He is willing to deal 1 of his closers and a starter for either Lynn or Greinke with Lynn being his preferred choice.
His closers are Street, Cishek, Benoit and K-Rod
His starters are Ogando, Santiago, De La Rosa, Lackey, Arroyo.
He also has Dempster, Garza, Sabathia, Locke and Ryu although I'm highly doubting he would be willing to include any of those 5 in a deal along with a closer.
Which closer and starter should I ask for in return, or is the list of choices weak and would be better off keeping Lynn instead?
Thanks for the input. My thoughts concerning Lynn are that last year down the stretch both his ERA and WHIP took a big hit after the All-star break and perhaps the same thing may happen again this year. Also, if you look at his numbers this year, he has been terrible at home with an ERA of over 5. He doesn't seem like he is a must start at this point. Start him at home and on the road if he is facing a lousy team or if you are trailing in the wins and k's categories and can afford to take a hit in your WHIP and ERA. Perhaps he would be a sell high and if so what player/s should one shoot for?
What if Greinke was offered instead? He has looked terrible this year. Does any one believe he will be a whole lot better the 2nd half? Would anyone trade Greinke for 2 of those starters/closers. Being near the bottom in the saves category all year, I either need to make a trade for one and his team is the only one with an extra closer or punt saves all together, because their are 2 other teams with only 2 closers.