View Full Version : Potential Trade

05-13-2009, 01:04 AM
What do you guys think of this deal in a Keeper league.

My current keepers are Morneau, Ichiro, Youkilis, Hamilton.

I have a guy who wants to give me Bruce and another for Hamilton.

My question is who do you guys like long term...Bruce or Hamilton?

Adding in that other guy want hurt I guess if those two are pretty equal.

05-13-2009, 03:11 AM
Hamilton has maybe 3 of 4 good years then he tops out. He did alot of damage to his body.

Does this league have a salary per player per year? Is a dynasty league, if just a keeper try to get a good closer or a decent young ss, those guys can get hot then you can move them for someone else. Just my thought, but I like to have closers.

05-13-2009, 11:20 AM
No salaray involved at all. Just a ten team league with four players kept each year.

05-13-2009, 12:29 PM
I'd do it.

05-13-2009, 04:31 PM
Are you built to win this year or next, or are you looking long term?

05-13-2009, 08:54 PM
Can't say I'll win this year. Doesn't look to good this early at least. Since you only keep 4 players a year I think a lot can change year to year. Looking now and the next....2-3 years ahead.

05-14-2009, 01:33 PM
I would go for it, but make sure the other piece to the trade is valuable too...

05-15-2009, 01:52 AM
Given your current situation, I don't see how this deal makes sense for your team.

Generally speaking I'm not a fan of two for one trades unless I'm getting the best player involved in the deal. I'll consider accepting two players for one if I'm addressing a glaring need and the other owner involved is significantly overpaying but for the most part I don't like diluting my talent base by dealing away a player and getting two lesser players in return. This becomes even more magnified when you're dealing with top tier talent in a limited keeper league setting.

In your case you're talking about dealing away a legitimate keeper in Hamilton and getting a borderline keeper in return. This is a particularly bad idea when you're team isn't really in contention and you've already got one eye looking forward to next season.

I'm not saying that it's a bad idea to consider moving Hamilton but if I were to move him I'd rather see what I could get for him in a one for one deal.