Here's a deal I made today:
Received: Nick Swisher, Francisco Liriano, Brandon McCarthy
Send out: Alexis Rios, Odalis Perez, Jeremy Bonderman
My thought here was to capitalize on one guy off to a good start (Perez) as well as a guy I picked up on waivers last week (Rios). Perez scares me because his K/BB ratio doesn't look good and he always seems to fade. Plus his wins have come against some not-so-great competition. Bonderman I like, his peripherals look good and he pitches in a decent pitchers park, but you have to give to get.
Obviously my return probably won't pay off for at least a month. I'm banking on the Twins waking up by then and getting Liriano into the rotation. Once in I think he'll dominate. Swisher is a guy I really like who seems to be playing a bit over his head right now, but I'm hopeful he can stay at a pretty high level. McCarthy is sort of a throw-in here as the other guy had him on the bench and I saw a guy who has really excelled in relief and might be a good starter if someone in that Sox rotation is dealt or maybe he gets moved himself. He'll get me a few good innings and maybe vulture some wins in long relieft until then.
Questions? Comments? Defamations? Attacks?