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Trader’s Corner: Macho Machado Man

I’m on the road all week, so I’ll get right to this week’s trades (there’s a lot). As always, send your pending and completed trade inquiries in to traderscornertdg@gmail.com and I’ll post each trade as a poll the following week. This week, let’s start with what I thought was a solid buy on Manny Machado. Machado is coming back from a significant injury and is also one of the youngest players in the majors. I think the reaction to his poor season opened the door for dynasty players looking to acquire a nice piece for the left side of their infield. Here are this week’s trades…

Trade #1

15 team 6×6 League

Minor league players cost 0.3M to keep protected. Once a player accrues 50 IP or 150 AB, their arbitration clock starts, which is for a total of 6 years. First 3 years are on a fixed scale (0.3, 0.5, 1.0), and then the remaining years are calculated based on the previous year’s stats, with a minimum of $1.0.

Trade #2

20-team, 20-keeper league, team in contention now

Trade #3

10 team dynasty, 6 x 6 with OPS and IP the extra stats, QS in place of W

Trade #4

12 team, h2h pts dynasty, I’m in last

Trade #5

16 team league, keep 10

Trade #6

10-team 28 man roster (keep everyone forever) 10×10 H2H league

Trade #7

10 team dynasty, mix of standard – BA, HR, etc. – and newer – OPS, BB/K, HLD – cats. H2H with weekly transactions. League is extremely deep (40 man rosters) so not quite a standard 10-team league, still I know star players are at a premium

Trade #8

20 team 6×6 dynasty (OPS/HLDS added)
Team A in first place…. Team B looking to play for future years
Trade #9
15 team dynasty.  5 x 5.  40 man rosters.  5 DL slots.  No keeper restrictions
Team A is in contention, Team B is rebuilding

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Mike

Mike

7 Comments

  1. Matthew
    June 24, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    What are your thoughts on this trade? I trade Xander Bogaerts ($15) for Wil Myers ($14). I have Addison Russell and Javier Baez for the long run at SS and have Stanton, Heyward, Taveras, Buxton, and Michael Choice/Leonys Martin/Oswaldo Arica for my fifth OF spot.

    Anything would be helpful!

    • June 24, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      I’d prefer to have Bogaerts, even with the SS depth.

  2. June 24, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    This is a tough one I’m in. 20 team, 27 man roster dynasty with minors. Team A gets Polanco. Team B gets Kinsler, Betts, Swish, 1st round and 2nd round pick.

    • June 24, 2014 at 11:56 pm

      It’s fair. Prefer the Kinsler side

      • June 25, 2014 at 1:38 am

        I’d have to disagree with Mike if it wasnt for the draft picks. In a deep league like that, i’d love to trade Swish, Betts and Kinsler for a player i can build around for a long time to come. The picks seems inconsequential but moving they actually prevent team A from recouping the depth that was traded to get Polanco.

        It is a fair trade, but I’ve always felt that getting the 1 in a 3 for 1 trade, will win more often than not.

  3. Tim
    June 25, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    What should I do with Nelson Cruz. I’m currently in 2nd in my 10 team dynasty. Should keep him or try to sell at the peak? What would be the value?

    • June 25, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      If you’re that close you could try to fill whatever need you habe to put you over the top. Otherwise, I’d ride it out and enjoy…

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