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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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…
12-teams, 10 keepers, out of the hunt for 2014
16-team, H2H keeper, 26-man roster, 15 MiLB player farm
(these four trades all come from the same league)
12-team H2H dynasty, 40-man rosters
12-team, 10 keepers, standard roto league
14-team dynasty, QS/OPS
12-team, keep 20, H2H points, own Elvis Andrus @ shortstop