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RedEye
07-13-2007, 02:58 PM
I have just been offered this trade, and I can't decide what to do.

I'm in a 12-person Head-to-Head league with 10 hitting categories (BA, HR, 3B, 2B, 1B, R, BB, RBI, SB, OPS) and 10 pitching categories (W, S, H, INN, Kd9, WHIP, ERA, FIP, QS, BAA). We start 9 hitters (the 8 positions + Util) and 8 P (5 SP, 3 RP). My starting lineup looks like this:

Varitek C
Pujols 1B
Phillips 2B
B. Hall SS (A. Gonzalez as a sub during injury)
D. Wright 3B
A. Rios OF
J. Hamilton OF (Freel as a sub during injury)
C. Crawford OF
R. Howard U

I. Snell P
J. Vazquez P
M. Mussina P
B. Bonser P
C. Billingsley P
R. Betancourt RP
D. Turnbow RP
K. Gregg RP

Obviously, with this deal I would be trading from a position of strength (hitting) in order to get Hamels, the strikeout ace that my lineup sorely lacks. Still, it pains me to give up both Howard and Rios because I'm not sure that Beltran will provide me with enough offense in return.

I'm not worried about my keepers either way, because Pujols + Wright + Beltran (or Crawford) would still look mighty good next year.

What do you all think?

uoduck1017
07-14-2007, 08:41 PM
I would do it because SP looks like the weakest spot of your team. I don't think your offense will take too much of a hit.

REDblooded
07-15-2007, 12:56 AM
I'd just offer Howard and a non-starter for Hamels and somebody a bit better than the second player you're giving up...........I'd hang onto Rios.

Homer Bailey
07-15-2007, 04:52 AM
I'd just offer Howard and a non-starter for Hamels and somebody a bit better than the second player you're giving up...........I'd hang onto Rios.


Agreed.... you can get a lot for Howard.... I just got Griffey/Hafner straight up for Howard.... I think you are underestimating his value. I'm not a Rios owner, but I think he has incredible potential as well.