General Message Board
Just got this offer from someone who really wants a C:
I do not want to give up V-Mart but I have Sandoval and if Martin turns it around then it is all good for me. I do not see Pierre being worth much when Manny returns and could use Felix to bolster my staff.
Do I take this, try and substitute an OF like Werth/McLouth for Felix or just reject all together
My OF is currently: Granderson, A.Jones, Markakis, Bourn (Bench), Pierre (Bench)
My SP is currently: Bedard, Wandy, Hanson, Maholm, Volstad, Gallardo, Nolasco, Smoltz (when he returns)
you need the arm ... Bedard is a bad hair day from a DL stint and though I love hanson, can he be trusted? So all you got is Gallardo. You are right, Pierre isn't worth near as much when manny gets back (unless one of them is traded) but I don't see LA sitting Kemp or Ethier much ... so Juan is the odd man out. Besides Bourne is the same guy without the high average. If you got Sandoval, do you really need Martin? Does the guy have a real big arm or is King Felix the best he has? If not, keep Felix and try to fill another need since VMART is in the top 2 of all catchers. Sandoval won't get you the power numbers or the RBI's but he will hit and he plays everyday since he is at 3B. Keep Werth .. not a big fan of McClouth in ATL but he is a nice player. I float a few trades with VMART to other teams and see if you can't pry loose a very big arm like Lincecum or Billingsly. I don't think it is the best you can do, but it isn't a bad trade.
I wouldn't do it. Martinez is a top 2 Catcher, cleanup on a good team. Felix is good, but not any better than Bedard and Gallardo. The only way its worth it is if Martin ramps it back up with both homers and average. Too big a risk