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Trader’s Corner: Fielding Offers For Fielder

What’s a dynasty owner to do when they get an offer for a player who won’t set foot on a baseball field for the rest of the current season? Even if you’re already looking ahead to next year, is it worth it to trade for Prince Fielder at this point? What about a guy like Matt Harvey? It’s apples and oranges with bats and arms, but the principle remains the same.

Take a gamble on a guy like Fielder if your team has a shot at a title in the next year or two. All the good things that fantasy baseballers were drooling over prior to this season (saw him ranked as highly as top ten overall) will still be there come next preseason. The 30-year-old slugger has more miles left on his tires than a player like Albert Pujols and could provide Top 50 overall production next season with the chance for much more.

Side note: I’m noticing more and more closers making their way into these deals. What does Bret call them again? Oh yeah…fungible assets.

As always, we’ll post all the trades that come in to traderscornertdg@gmail.com. Thanks again for all of your submissions and votes. My hope is that this post continues to provide a sense of not only what trades are happening out there but also where people’s preferences/values of players generally sit. Feel free to add your trades/thoughts in the comments below as well. Here are this week’s trades…

Trade #1

12-teams, 10 keepers, out of the hunt for 2014

Trade #2

16-team, H2H keeper, 26-man roster, 15 MiLB player farm

(these four trades all come from the same league)

Trade #3

12-team H2H dynasty, 40-man rosters

Trade #4

12-team, 10 keepers, standard roto league

Trade #5

Trade #6

14-team dynasty, QS/OPS

Trade #7

Trade #8

12-team, keep 20, H2H points, own Elvis Andrus @ shortstop

 

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10 Comments

  1. Tron
    June 10, 2014 at 7:34 am — Reply

    Dynasty league: I give up Buxton, Archie Bradley and Arismendy Alcantara for Kipnis, Polanco and Heaney. (my goal is to try and win this year as well, hence aquiring talent to give me immediate value as well.)

    • Stormin' Norman
      June 10, 2014 at 8:50 am — Reply

      Pretty solid return there, since Polanco is up and ready to go and isn’t that much worse of a prospect than Buxton. You’re getting the best player and probably the best 3/4, so go for it.

    • June 10, 2014 at 8:57 am — Reply

      Agree with Stormin’…that’s a great “win now” return while still getting young players

  2. […] wonders what kind of return Prince Fielder would bring in a dynasty league […]

  3. Nathan Robarge
    June 10, 2014 at 2:40 pm — Reply

    I made this trade during the offseason, thoughts? Dynasty H2H 10 team points, 28 mlb roster 15 milb roster. I trade Julio Teheran, Evan Gattis, Starlin Castro. I receive Lucas Giolito, Jon Gray, Jean Segura, Taijuan Walker.

    • June 10, 2014 at 2:58 pm — Reply

      I dig it. Good chance you hit on two out of three of those pitchers and Segura and Castro similar.

  4. Matthew
    June 10, 2014 at 9:45 pm — Reply

    Which of these two trades would you make (if either). It is a dynasty league with hitting categories of R, HR, OBP, SLG and pitching categories of K, HR/9, ERA, WHIP. I receive Miguel Sano and trade Hunter Harvey or I receive Sano and trade Kevin Gausman. I am looking to start contending in around 2-3 years and have a stacked rotation for the long run.

    Thanks!

    Matthew

    • June 10, 2014 at 9:48 pm — Reply

      I would prefer to hang on to Gausman.

      • Matthew
        June 10, 2014 at 10:27 pm — Reply

        That is what I was thinking, but just wanted to make sure. Thank you!

    • June 10, 2014 at 10:51 pm — Reply

      Anytime…thank you for reading

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