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Trader’s Corner: Trade Deadlines are Getting Closer

It is time to make some decisions. Can you win the championship or do you need to do some rebuilding? The trade deadline is approaching in many leagues, so if you are going to make some moves to improve your team you better get on it now! All dynasty teams, no matter how good or bad, could use upgrades. If you don’t do it now you will have to wait until the offseason. Don’t squander this opportunity to improve your team.

Many trades are being made all over the country. This week I am seeing a lot of action surrounding Manny Machado and Gregory Polanco. I think some people are not convinced that Machado is the real deal, or else they are fearful he will blow out another knee and want to cash him in now while he is healthy. Regarding Polanco, perhaps people are not sure he will ever reach his potential or match the hype he generated in the minors. Are you buying or selling these guys?

By the way, use the form just above the comments section at the bottom of the page to submit your trades for us to vote on next week. Send in any interesting trades from your leagues so we can judge them! Now it is time to put some real fantasy trades to the test to find out if the trades were good or bad.

Time to Vote: (As always, vote for the players you would rather have…)

Jules sent in this trade from a 10 team H2H dynasty league with 35 major leaguers and a 10 man farm system. There are two drafts, one regular draft in the pre-season and another one in September to fill in the farm slots. Teams are allowed to add players to the farm during the season only via trade:

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Fake Teams writer Jack Cecil wants us to vote on his trade in a 6×6 league with OPS and K/BB ratio as the added categories:

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Marty submitted this trade from his league where teams can keep 8 players forever:

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Greg would like us to help him choose which of the following two trades he should make in his 16 team dynasty league. He can choose the one with the highest vote percentage:

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Timothy plays in a 10 team dynasty league with 25 man rosters and a H2H scoring system using R, H, RBI, OPS, AVG, SB, Fielding% for batters and IP, K/9, Net Saves, WHIP, QS, ERA for pitchers as the scoring categories:

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This one came from a reader named gravybill. Hmmm, interesting name there eh? He gave no league info, so assume standard 5×5 roto dynasty league:

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Ryan sent this rather complex one in. Here is what he says about the league: “I’m in the first year of a 12 team 6×6 OBP/QS league with the extra categories being IP & SLG with 25 man rosters no MILB roster spots. Players can be kept up to 5 years at their draft price. Players picked up on waivers can not be kept. Im trying to clear $$ for next years draft. I would love to see people vote on this proposal.” He didn’t mention the salary cap so we must assume a standard $260 limit:

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Aaron F sent this one in from his 20 team 6×6 H2H dynasty league:

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Steve plays in a 12 team dynasty league with 8×8 scoring, 28 man rosters (can keep entire roster without restriction) and a 4 man farm system:

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Sonny is back again with more trades. He is in a 12 team dynasty H2H league with 5×5 scoring, no contract and keep forever. The next two trades are his:

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Jon would like to know our thoughts on this one from his 12 team 5×5 dynasty league, no minor league system, keep 23 guys per year:

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Chris Smith plays in an 8 team 5×5 dynasty league with 35 man rosters:

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How is this for a cool name? Keaton O. DeRocher made this trade in his 12 team 9×9 league with an 8 player farm:

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Michael submitted this from his 6×6 league using OBP and SLG (not AVG) for hitters,W and QS for pitchers:

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Ken asks us about this offer he received:

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Christopher Mercado plays in a league that allows 15 keepers:

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Sent in by Nick Volpe, no league particulars:

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Share Your Thoughts

Discuss these trades in the comments at the bottom of this page. Were these good trades, dumb trades, lopsided trades? You can ask my opinion on a trade as well. Follow me on Twitter @BlazingFastba11.

Submit Your Trades!

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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Want to vote on more recent trades? Check out the last Trader’s Corner: Cash in on the Frustration

Nick Doran also writes for Fake Teams and Redleg Nation. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @BlazingFastba11.

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  1. Tim Johnson
    July 18, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Traded Jim Johnson for Alen Hanson (I’m rebuilding, SLG/OBP instead of AVG), in another league traded Strasburg and Revere for Sonny Gray and Gausman.

    • July 18, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      Good deals Tim. I will put them in the next Trader’s Corner.

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