Trader's Corner

Trader’s Corner: Big Names, Big Trades

This week features several top ten talents changing hands. As I’ve been reading through the emails sent in for this column, I can’t help but notice two things:

1. Our readers are really smart fantasy players who make savvy trades.

2. Our readers sometimes play in really complicated leagues!

Seriously, the response has been great so far and I think it’s a lot of fun to vote on fantasy trades like the ones coming in to Trader’s Corner. What gives it another dimension is we’ll be able to look back through some of these posts later to see how the trades really pan out. If you’d like to submit a recently completed or pending trade for a vote, send it to I can usually respond to most emails within a day or two to give you my take, and at the very least every trade submitted gets posted in the column. Without further ado…

Trade #1

12-team keeper, keep 6 (count as first 6 rounds), keep forever

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Trade #2

16-team dynasty w/OPS, K/BB, and SV/HD cats

Getting the J-Fer side (already owns Walker, Gausman, and Ventura), also owns Neil Walker 2B

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Trade #3

20-team keeper league, 20 keepers, farm rosters

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Trade #4

20-team H2H dynasty, 22 keepers, 15-man farms, 6×6 (Holds, OPS)

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  1. RotoLando
    April 24, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Those were some tough choices! The Rendon for Adams was the easiest one for me to make. Rendon all the way.

    • April 24, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      yup, lot of great trades submitted this week. I’m right there with you on Rendon.

  2. RotoLando
    April 24, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    In a 12-team points league, in rebuild mode, which deal would you do?

    A. Give Nelson Cruz for Khris Davis and Alex Guerrero

    B. Give Nelson Cruz and Jenrry Meijia for Springer, Russell, Correa?

    • Matthew
      April 24, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      B for sure

    • April 24, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      I like B a lot

      • RotoLando
        April 25, 2014 at 10:46 am

        I do too, but B has a lesser probability of happening. What do you think of A? It’s no B, but the gains are more immediate.

    • April 25, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      It’s solid too, especially in rebuild mode. I like Davis.

  3. JP Cone
    April 25, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Your Team: John patrick’s Team – John patrick c.
    Jacoby Ellsbury (NYY – CF)
    Alexei Ramirez (CWS – SS)

    Proposing Team: Troy’s Team – Troy K.
    Jed Lowrie (Oak – SS)
    Austin Jackson (Det – CF)
    Andrelton Simmons (Atl – SS)

    • April 25, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      I’d stick with the Ellsbury side if it were me.

      • JP Cone
        April 25, 2014 at 5:45 pm

        thanks mike

    • April 25, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      Anytime. Thanks for reading

  4. JP Cone
    April 25, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Send Marcus Stroman, Tor RP from Bench to REDS
    Receive Alejandro De Aza, CWS OF from REDS to Bench
    Proposed by Cincinatti Reds (Dan Harvey), Apr 25, 1:39 PM (ET)
    Trade offer expires at approximately Apr 27, 1:39 PM (ET)

  5. JP Cone
    April 25, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    thanks mike

  6. JP Cone
    April 25, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Send Justin Morneau, Col 1B from 1B to CLE
    Send Mark Buehrle, Tor SP from Bench to CLE
    Receive Devin Mesoraco, Cin C from CLE to Bench
    Receive Leonys Martin, Tex OF from CLE to Bench
    Receive Carlos Martinez, StL RP from CLE to Bench

    • April 25, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      Is it a keeper/dynasty? I prefer the Mesoraco side.

    • April 25, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      Mesoraco got injured tonight though. Might want to hold off on that one. ­čÖé

    • April 25, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      Looks like he blew a hammy.

  7. JP Cone
    April 25, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    dynasty Mike. Thanks will do .

  8. Bryce Auker
    June 3, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Should I trade Miguel Cabrera for Eric Hosmer and Michael Pineda?

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