10-team H2H standard keeper league with 4 keepers (Braun, Holliday, Haren, Longo)
I was out of the country during my draft and was horrified upon return. In the first 5 rounds it drafted me 2 SS, 2 2B (including Utley) and a backup 3B (Sandoval).
It also drafted me Carpenter, Bailey, Ryan Madson, Soria and Ike Davis as my starting, and only, 1B.... Luck is clearly on my side.
With NO closers and my 2nd SP being Yu Darvish (horrified) I had to make moves. Only problem is that I play with GOOD people and only 4 of the 10 like to trade.
I will spare the details but I basically just made 3 trades in 48 hours:
Traded away: Matt Holliday, Ryan Braun, Shane Victorino & Asrubal Carbrera
(basically my entire OF and back up SS along with a few guys I picked up on FA after the draft)
Received: Mark Texiera, Mariano Rivera, Joe Nathan, Bumgardner, Josh Johnson, CJ Wilson, Josh Hamilton, JD Martinez (my picks for MVP & Rookie of the Year)
-Its a keeper league so having 22yo: Bumgarnder, Longoria and JDMart could work out perfect.
Here's where I could use some help:
I am thinking I will trade Hamilton just before deadline for a young ACE... Just before he signs a monster contract to Giants/Mets/Cubs/Miami and all his stats plumet from here-on-out.
I have Longoria but I have Sandoval to back him up. I have pretty much dumped steals when I traded victorino & braun so the fact that Longo will get 18 or so SB may be sexy to some, but not me.
Offers on the table: trade Longo & Dan Haren for MiGGY & a bad closer. (harsh, right?)
Here is the complete squad going into week 3:
What do you guys think should be my next move?
Free agency is pretty deep but obviously the top 200 are gone.
Trades? Drops? Adds?
C Geovany Soto, ChC C
1B Mark Teixeira, NYY 1B
2B Kelly Johnson, Tor 2B
3B Evan Longoria, TB 3B
SS Elvis Andrus, Tex SS
OF Carlos Beltran, StL OF DTD
OF Jordan Schafer, Hou OF
OF J.D. Martinez, Hou OF
UTIL Pablo Sandoval, SF 3B
UTIL Josh Hamilton, Tex OF
P Lance Lynn, StL RP
P Mariano Rivera, NYY RP
P Santiago Casilla, SF RP
SP Dan Haren, LAA SP
SP Josh Johnson, Mia SP
SP C.J. Wilson, LAA SP
SP Madison Bumgarner, SF SP
RP Brad Lidge, Wsh RP
RP Joe Nathan, Tex RP
Bench Matt Garza, ChC SP
Bench Yu Darvish, Tex SP
Bench Tim Hudson*, Atl SP DL15
Bench Jhoulys Chacin, Col SP
Bench Omar Infante, Mia 2B
DL Chase Utley*, Phi 2B DL15