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05-11-2008 10:33 PM #1
Need help on trade proposal (fantasy bball)
So. I have a ton of closers (always a key thing to get on draft day - solid closers you can throw on the trade block for whatever you need). But I need another power bat. Here's the offer I received:
Ryan Howard for BJ Ryan.
I'm probably saying yes, but that's a gamble on both ends:
a) I hold onto Ryan and he goes down with another injury. (he already is not pitching back to back days)
b) I get Howard and he doesn't bounce back, and I have a bum on my bunch instead of a solid power hitter I might be able to get from someone else. Also, my three solid now/maybe shakey later closers might falter.
So, my question to you all is should I do it? (BTW - this is a mixed AL and NL league.) Below is my roster (ps - I also have a waiver claim on Mark Teixeira for Swisher, but I'm 10th out of 12 for waiver claims - unlikely):
C - Ryan Doumit
1b - Adrian Gonzalez
2b - BJ Upton
3b - Kevin Kouzmanoff
ss - Hanley Ramirez
of - Nick Markakis
of - Corey Hart
of - Josh Hamilton
uti - Joey Votto
bench - Nick Swisher
sp - CC Sabathia
sp - Ben Sheets
sp - Chad Billingsley
sp - Brett Myers
sp - Roy Oswalt
sp - Mark Buehrle
rp - Jon Papelbon
rp - BJ Ryan
rp - CJ Wilson
rp - Brian Wilson
rp - Brandon Lyon
Last edited by jeffmantoformvp; 05-13-2008 at 12:34 AM.
05-11-2008 10:35 PM #2
There is a fantasy forum:
I know not much about fantasy but the people that frequent that may be able to help you more.
For the record, I would do Howard for Ryan because I dont think Ryan will have to many save chances in the future. The Jays are falling apart and their offense is squandering. Howard will turn around. You cant be that good and hit a wall at 27 or whatever his age is.
05-11-2008 10:40 PM #3
That's what I'm thinking. Just needed to make sure.
(And crap! I knew there was one but must not have seen the forum on quick glance)
05-11-2008 11:08 PM #4
You accept this deal, and if you don't accept this deal you enter yourself into an asylum. And after you accept it, you pray the other owners are asleep at the wheel and don't notice it, because it'll be vetoed in a heartbeat.
And you also suggest to the person offering you the deal that he enter himself into an asylum. Even if Howard doesn't bounce back, which he assuredly will, he's still worth way more than a closer who will most likely spend more time on the DL. He won't pick up every possible save and if he did, he would undoubtedly get hurt again. BJ Ryan is nowhere near the top of the closer list in terms of value, and Ryan Howard has hit 105 homers over the last two seasons.
If you do not accept this trade I will probably go crazy and have to enter myself into an asylum.
05-12-2008 12:02 AM #5
05-12-2008 12:08 AM #6
You accept the trade and then trade Tex or AGon or Howard for a SP.
05-12-2008 12:45 AM #7
05-12-2008 08:33 AM #8
What the heck kind of fantasy league are you playing in? Is it for $$? Can I join?
05-12-2008 11:56 AM #9
I guess I was just stunned by this offer. I accepted it, just hope it doesn't get vetoed.
Someone released CJ Wilson earlier this year and I was able to claim him. But I base that more on the fact nobody even knew him. I doubt Teixeira falls.
The fact that I'm in 3rd place in a head to head league with the slumps of my hitters and starting pitchers means I can't wait to kick everyone's ass if my SP's wake up and Howard and Hart, and, if I get him, Teixeira start nailing the ball like last year.
05-12-2008 10:50 PM #10
Yeah I know what you mean. I'm in a bunch of really competitive leagues but I have this one Yahoo league that is a total joke. I think I have Bedard, Haren, Webb, and Volquez, 5 closers, and a stacked offense in that one. It's not even close.
05-15-2008 10:54 PM #11
Trade went through. Howard's heating up. Didn't get Teixeira unfortunately.