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For me, it depends on how big of an upgrade Beltre is for you at 3b and if you think his bat is what's needed to help you win this year. Otherwise, no way is he enough for Sale. He's been down this year anyways and will only decline from here on out. Sale is one of the best young pitchers in all of baseball and will be a top 5 guy for the next 10 years.
I'd look to trade Uehara. His mediocre team just traded everything away. I doubt he will be much use the rest of the way and your other 3 RPs are outstanding and should win you saves on their own. Do a 2 for 1 or a 3 for 2 to free up a roster spot. If that option isn't available, and you needed 4 RPs in your league for some reason then I'd drop Latos. He just doesn't have it this year. Can't strike anyone out either.
I wouldn't necessarily call this collusion since so many draft picks are involved, more like a real MLB trade where picks and prospects are moved for rentals that they know won't be resigned. With that said, I do agree I would never play in a league that allowed this type of trade. It's just trashy. If you are already out of it, and your league allows trades like this, then there is no reason not to do it and build for next year.
Davis is not a buy low, he is just plain terrible. The new Adam Dunn. And since your OF is seriously lacking, i'd take Dickerson in a heartbeat. He will be the best for the future and this year. No brainer to me.
- Andrew, Skyler Andrew, Skyler Jul 26, 2014 1:20 AM Flag
There's no way there isn't someone better in FA in a 10, 12 or even 16 team league than these guys. I chose neither.
- Andrew, Skyler Andrew, Skyler Jul 26, 2014 1:18 AM Flag
I wouldn't. Hanley just got off his third injury of the year and is likely to go down again. Dude must not have drunk any milk as a kid. Wainwright is really the only sure thing you have at pitcher and the younger guys could all regress or wear down as the season goes on. I'd look to trade Arrieta or Richards before Waino. And Zobrist should never be played at OF or UTIL, he just doesn't offer enough of anything to fill those roles. 2b, SS, bench or FA are the only places he belongs.
- Andrew, Skyler Andrew, Skyler Jul 26, 2014 1:11 AM Flag
I think you are giving too much personally. Cano should get a return better than just Price. The other players in this deal aren't really worth much. I would get an improvement on either Duda or Lowrie. Also, Chisenhall shouldn't be owned in a 10 team league. You could drop him and grab someone off the WW and you might not need to trade Cano. 3 amazing weeks doesn't mean you should have held him through this long of a slump.
- Andrew, Skyler Andrew, Skyler Jul 25, 2014 8:21 PM Flag
No. If it really is a competitive league then no one is going to be stupid enough to drop a stud, especially this late in the year, so holding onto those high waivers becomes pointless. If you want him then you might as well use it.
- Andrew, Skyler Andrew, Skyler Jul 25, 2014 8:20 PM Flag
I'd make the trade. Lee has value in name alone, he's been terrible. Simon doesn't get K's so doesn't rank very high IMO. Lester has been outstanding. If you can afford the loss in saves then its a great trade for you.
- Andrew, Skyler Andrew, Skyler Jul 25, 2014 8:18 PM Flag
I'd want someone better than Longo in return here, another keeper worthy player. Hamilton, Kipnis and Carpenter are not top 36 players and none should be kept. You need a third keeper so moving Tulo for 2 keepers could be a good option. Longo is not that guy though IMO.
- Andrew, Skyler Andrew, Skyler Jul 25, 2014 8:16 PM Flag
I wouldn't veto it but it's not a good trade. I'm not a believer in Harper but I know some people still think he will be as good as Trout. And as long as Minor plays for ATL, he will always be overrated.
- Andrew, Skyler Andrew, Skyler Jul 25, 2014 8:07 PM Flag
This is beyond a steal. Cutch has as much value as Darvish and Taveras combined. Getting Fernandez and Harvey is just gravy. I think out of those two guys, Harvey is the closest to come back but Fernandez is the better pitcher. I don't think you could go wrong either way. It just depends on how long you want to wait.
- Andrew, Skyler Andrew, Skyler Jul 23, 2014 10:02 PM Flag
And why is Lawrie even on your team anymore? He's a waste of space especially when you have one DL spot and two other injured players.
- Reply to Azian Invazion Jul 23, 2014 7:25 PMAndrew, Skyler Andrew, Skyler Jul 23, 2014 7:39 PM Flag
So basically you give up 15 years of Gordon for 2 years of Stanton? I think I would keep Gordon or ask for more in return. This is too much of a short term option. Are you not planning on keeping the guy you drafted in the third round this year? Because he becomes a second round pick as well and could cause problems with who to keep and losing another quality player as well. So really, you are giving up 15 years of Gordon and whoever you drafted in the third round this year for 2 years of Stanton.
- Andrew, Skyler Andrew, Skyler Jul 23, 2014 7:35 PM Flag
I can't imagine anyone in their right mind would rank these two guys very close to one another. Altuve is offering great value this year but he still plays for Houston. Other than steals and average, he won't offer much of anything on that team. I like Altuve, but he is worth more to your fantasy team than he is to anyone you trade him to. He isn't and probably won't ever be a top 30 pick in any draft but Freeman already is. You will have to give more for Freeman. Freeman is also a guy that I find sort of overrated. No 1b with a 285 average, no steals and less than 25 hr potential should be ranked as high as he is. He might not even top 20 homers this year. Long story short, keep Altuve and don't overpay for Freeman, he's not worth it.