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Trader’s Corner: Who Won These Deals?

Trading action is heating up across the fantasy baseball world, especially in dynasty leagues. After all it is tough to make a trade in yearly leagues right now since most of them have not drafted yet. Trades in dynasty formats can get wacky sometimes due to salary concerns or keeper restrictions, but this week we will focus on some “keep forever” leagues without any confusing dollar values or draft pick attachments. Time to make your opinion count!

Choose the winner of the trades below. And send in a trade from your league for the next Trader’s Corner.

Keep in mind that some teams may be gunning for the league championship this year while other teams are rebuilding. Vote for the side of the deal you would rather have on your team.

30 man rosters plus 5 man minor league roster…

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Another trade in the same league…

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Here is a slobberknocker deal. Both teams here are going for it all…

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The first team came in last, the second team is a strong contender…

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This one is from a 12- team CBS H2H points league with 30 MLB and 4 MiLB rosters…

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Discuss these trades in the comments below. You can ask my opinion on a trade as well.

Want us to vote on YOUR trade? Send in any trades you want us to consider and I will put them in the next Trader’s Corner column. Be sure to include any background info that could affect the trade. Submit your trade using this contact form:

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  1. March 7, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Got a couple questions about trades. Threw them out in the FB group, got some varied responses. I’d like to have your thoughts.

    League is a 6×5 Dynasty League. I feel that I can compete this year. 2016 is my year though. The draft picks are for any 2014 Rule 4 draftee, 2014-2015 J2 signee, Castillo, or Tomas. In both trades, I get Team B and give up Team A.

    Trade #1
    Team A
    Wacha/Crick (My choice, which would you give up) + Hedges + K. Zimmer + J. Bell + H. Dozier

    Team B
    Hanley + Chris Carter + Starling

    Trade #2
    Team A
    3rd overall pick + Aybar + M. Harvey + Lincecum + 32nd overall

    Team B
    11th overall + Andrus + Encarnacion + H. Bailey

    Thanks Rich, and good luck with your fantasy teams in 2015!

    • March 7, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      I like the first trade a lot. Give up Crick rather than Wacha. I assume that is Bubba Starling and not Starling Marte right?

      The second trade is iffy. The meat of the trade is Harvey for E5, plus you take a hit in the draft. You also get younger by going from Aybar and Lincecum to Andrus and Homer. Since your league is a 6×5 it makes hitters even more valuable than pitchers than usual, so that may tip the balance of the trade in your favor a small amount. It is a fair trade but not win for either side.

  2. Abner
    March 7, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    I know trades mostly depend on need or sometimes it’s a bargain you get. What is your opinion on these two trades.
    Trade 1

    I trade – Kole Calhoun, Sonny Gray & Jesse Hahn

    I get – Hanley Ramirez, Dylan Bundy & Matt Moore

    Trade 2

    I trade – Starlin Castro, Oswaldo Arcia, Hisashi Iwakuma, Mike Fiers & Tyler Glasnow

    I get – Eric Hosmer, Xander Bogaerts, Michael Pineda, Brett Anderson

    16 Dynasty League H2H

    Batter Stats

    Runs (R), Singles (1B), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG), On-base Percentage (OBP), Slugging Percentage (SLG), Extra Base Hits (XBH)

    Pitching Stats

    Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Strikeouts per Walk Ratio (K/BB), Strikeouts per Nine Innings (K/9), Walks Per Nine Innings (BB/9), Quality Starts (QS)

    Thanks in advance, Abner

    • March 7, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      Wow, you have a lot of scoring categories. Does it work well?

      I think that first deal is an even trade. It is a very tough call on which side I would rather have. I like Calhoun more than most people do. I am lower on Gray than most people are. Moore has slipped under the radar way too much. I like Hahn too.

      For the 2nd trade I would rather have the list of players with Castro, Arcia, Iwakuma, Fiers and Glasnow. I like Fiers and Arcia a lot. I do not like Hosmer or Anderson much at all. I still think Bogaerts will be good eventually although it might take a while. I think you are paying a little bit too much here.

      We can put these up for a vote in the next Trader’s Corner.

      • Abner
        March 7, 2015 at 8:56 pm

        It works pretty good in terms of stats, it makes it interesting. To give you some context to it, i currently have Bryce Harper, Corey Dickerson & Jorge Soler as my 3 starting OF, with Gregory Polanco, Byron Buxton and David Dahl in my bench. So i would think both calhon and Arcia could maybe be afforded to be moved, as for pitchers, i have Cole Hamels, Gerrit Cole, Masahiro Tanaka, Sonny Gray, Jesse Hahn, Iwakuma, Fiers, Glasnow, Pomeranz, Tropeano, Syndengaar, Fried and Giolito. Would this swing it?

  3. Ben
    March 7, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    I have an interesting one… Team A gets Jose Reyes and Brandon McCarthy and Team B gets Starlin Castro and Ryu. Normal categories but SLG and OBP subbed for AVE and QS added to pitching.

    • March 7, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      Thanks Ben. Good trade. I will include it in the next column.

      • Ben
        March 7, 2015 at 8:46 pm

        Awesome! Thought it was interesting because Reyes provides much more value now but Castro is 24 and will produce for years after Reyes is done.

        • March 7, 2015 at 8:53 pm

          Yes. And Ryu is better than McCarthy in my opinion. I would vote for the Castro and Ryu side of the deal. Was this your team’s trade or someone else in your league?

          • Ben
            March 7, 2015 at 8:54 pm

            Glad to hear that! I traded for Castro.

  4. March 8, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Ok, so what do you think about this one:

    Team A gets Jose Altuve

    Team B gets Patrick Corbin and Lucas Giolito

    Additionally, in a separate trade:

    Team A gets:
    King Felix, Yusmeiro Petit, Suzuki, and Nick Gordon

    Team B gets:
    Giancarlo Stanton, Charlie Morton, and Matt Olson.

    Both in a 20 team 6×6, OPS & HLDS added.

    • March 8, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      Thanks Gregor. I will include these trades in the next Trader’s Corner.

      I like the Jose Altuve side of the first deal, but that looks like a very even trade to me.

      In the 2nd deal I like the Stanton side by a wide margin.

      • gregorvi
        March 8, 2015 at 8:46 pm

        I ended up leaving out that prospects are paid .5% of the cap for the first six years. Does this change the outlook significantly?

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