Trader’s Corner: Judgment Day
Readers have been sending in their dynasty/keeper league trades for almost two months now. I’ve given them my two cents and put every trade up on the site as a poll for all to see. I figured it was about time I turned the tables and let you have your say on the deals Paul and I have made in The Dynasty Guru Experts League. Since most of the pieces we were willing to move have been moved, it’s time to regroup and look back on what we’ve got. It’s your turn to vote on which side you liked in our deals. Better yet, leave your thoughts in the comments section.
Here’s the skinny. It’s a 20-team, 40-man roster dynasty league. Most teams will keep 35 players on their roster. We’ll only keep 20 thanks to the Invisible Hand bid for the rights to the #1 overall pick in the initial draft. This means we will have 15 extra roster spots to fill in next year’s draft. It’s a one-catcher league with two utility slots, nine pitcher slots, seven bench slots, and minimum ten MiLB players. Since we had first pick this year, we would have the last pick in each of the Invisible Hand supplemental rounds (non-snaking) in 2015. In the first five rounds however, we have a chance for one of the three top picks in each round (non-snaking) due to our current standing (16th). To get an idea of the players available in next year’s draft, there are the 100 players not kept, 61 additional players not kept due to Invisible Hand, all IFA signees, and all players taken in this week’s MLB Draft. There are no contracts or salaries to consider…it’s keep forever.
By the by, keep sending your pending and completed trades to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be sure to respond and put them up on the site for the readers’ input. Thanks for making Trader’s Corner such a fun column this year and I’m looking forward to lots of trade action as we head into the summer months. Here’s our TDGX trades…
Thanks for your input!
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How about his trade in dynasty. I give up Alex Gordon, Archie Bradley and Matt Adams for Starling Marte and Eddie Butler. Gordon is my 3/4th outfielder, and I need speed to help compete. I have Belt and Singleton at 1B, so Adams seems like an asset I can afford to lose to get something moving. Archie has a very high ceiling, but I am thinking Butler can be a valuable asset (my pitching is already pretty strong.)
Tough trade, but Marte is also very young and can provide a lot of value (I worry Gordon’s fantasy value is going to decline a bit more soon.)
If the speed helps you compete now, sure.
The correct spelling is “judgment.”