General Message Board
I was offered McCann/Adam Jones
I have to give Hanson/Zobrist.
I got both those guys early off the wire for free basically. But I have Olivo at C (nice find out of desperation). I have Utley/SDrew/Stewart/Tulo for middle IF and Kemp/JUpton/Hamilton/Vlad/Bruce for OF ... so I don't really need Jones.
My arms include Verlander/Carp/Billingsly/Price/Buerhle/Garza.
Standard 5x5 H2H non-keeper. Those are two really good bats for two guys I consider question question marks. Hanson might be a stud but won't Atl protect him late if they are out of it? Zobie showed signs last year ... but isn't he way over his head? Not sure I need to make the trade, but I can always try to move an OF to replace the arm.
Will this help me?
McCann is a top 3 catcher. If you don't need Jones, you can always move him for a pitcher or backup utility player. McCann struggled for about 1 month with vision problems, take away that month and he is batting around .330......
Like you said, you picked these guys up from the FA pool. There will be more FA pickups for the second half of the season. I say, "make the trade". Olivo is hot right now, but is not really this good.
No No No. This is horrible trade. Ben Zobrist is a career .420 obp hitter in the minors. The consistency is legit and his extra slging could be attributed to IN prime * good ballparks(in the AL east you have yankee stadium,trop, calmden yards,fenway,rogers centre)
Package Ian stewart or Drew and get a lesser catcher. Zobrist should be playing every day. Also you will regret this later on if you take mccann now.
Here's some waiver wire names to put on your roster
teagarden(playing now twice a week and could suddenly play ALOT more if Salty gets hurt or traded) Low risk - high potential reward
Chris Ianetta(horrible season but was ALOT better last year) again consistent obp could also be a low risk high reward scenario.
Also ask about the going rate for Wieters/Mauer. Ben Zobrist alone should be worth Joe Mauer straight up imho.