Trader’s Corner: TDGX Expert League Edition
This edition of Trader’s Corner will feature several trades from The Dynasty Guru Experts’ League (#TDGX), which is an industry league with fantasy baseball writers from all over the Internet, including several from this website, Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs, Rotoworld, Rotowire, Razzball and all the other baseball sites you have ever heard of . It will be neat to vote on some trades made by industry experts. I have a team in that league but I have not made any trades lately.
After the TDGX trades we will have plenty of reader-submitted trades to ponder as well.
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…)
The league structure for TDGX is a 20 team 5×5 roto league with 30-man major league rosters and 10-man minor league rosters. We keep 35 players each year with no salaries or contracts.
The first trade was between Luke Chatelain of The Dynasty Guru (TDG), who is in 2nd place, and Wilson Karaman of Baseball Prospectus, who is in 7th place:
The next trade was between Luke Chatelain again and Craig Goldstein of TDG and BP, who is in 12th place. Ethier gets flipped again:
This trade was made by Bret Sayre (3rd place), our esteemed Dynasty Guru of TDG and BP on one side, and Tom Trudeau (16th place) of Bloomberg Sports and MLB.com on the other side. Trudeau’s team is composed almost entirely of prospects:
This trade was between 9th place Al Melchior of CBS Sports and a team run by actor Ian Kahn (George Washington on AMC’s “Turn”) and Tim McLeod (defending Tout Wars champion, Prospect361 and Patton & Co.). Ian and Tim recently moved into first place and are also defending league champions:
The last TDGX trade was made between Bret Sayre and Craig Goldstein:
That’s it for the TDGX trades. I should craft some deals to help my 5th place team climb up to the top.
Now for the reader submissions:
Spencer sent this one in from his league with 23 keepers and LF/CF/RF designations:
This one was sent in by Fake Teams writer Jack Cecil. He plays in a 14 team 6×6 (add OPS and K/BB) dynasty league with 36 keepers. He is in full rebuild mode:
Chris sent this one in from a 6×6 Roto (combines doubles and triples as one, Walks, Runs, HBP as one, Saves and holds, and appearances in addition to the normal categories ). Keep 15 forever, no salaries, minor leaguers are free:
Q sent this in from a H2H, 5×5 league with OPS instead of AVG and QS instead of Wins. He is making a push with an older team looking to try to win it all this year:
Brian M sent this one from a 12 team points league (no negative points for striking out). His team is contending for the playoffs:
This one came from Michael, who plays in a 20 team points league with 21 major league roster slots and 15 minor leaguers. They have a $220 salary cap. Rookie deals first three years are $0, $1, $2. Can extend up to $16/5 years after:
Joe Delia sent in two deals he has on the table. He needs our help to choose one of them. Here are his comments “I’m looking to make a move in my Head to Head points dynasty league by dealing from my deep stash of young talented hitters to improve my pitching staff. There is no set number of keepers, but each team is allotted a budget each year and players are assigned costs based on the rounds they are drafted in. Players can be kept indefinitely, but their cost to retain increases after each season they are kept.”
Tim Johnson sent in these two deals:
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:
Want to vote on more recent trades? Check out the last Trader’s Corner: Trade Deadlines are Getting Closer.