Originally Posted by RedEye
It's a good deal if you can replace Rowand with a better player. I agree that the time to cash in in Cordero is now. He's going to come back to earth right quick.
The only other played on his roster that might be movable would be Sheffield. He has Ortiz, Fielder, Rollins, A. Ramirez, Holliday. The guy has more HRs than he'll ever be able to use. This is also a 2 player keeper league. I'd try to get Ramirez in the deal but I have ARod.
I also thought about trying for a pitcher. He has Smoltz, but he currently has 3 healthy starters so I know he wouldn't move one. He has Schilling and Johnson on the DL.
Here is the offer I made that he rejected today:
I get: Dunn and Sheffield
I trade: Abreu, Cordero, and Rich Hill
I tried to get Sheffield from him before Sheff went nuts the last month but he never was around (out of town working)
I think I might change my startegy and use Cordero and Hardy (I have Reyes) and try to pry a stud SP. I've punted holds all year so trading a closer would open that spot up and I'll still never lose my saves lead most likely.
My next offer to go out will be Cordero for Escobar. My starting pitching would then be Zambrano, Sheets, Escobar, Hill, and Shields. I would also still have Gorzelanny as a trade chip.