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Trader’s Corner: TDGX Trading Frenzy

Longtime readers will be aware that TDGX is The Dynasty Guru Experts League. The league is a dynasty of course, and filled with team owners who are writers at all the best fantasy baseball websites on the Internet. We are entering the third season of the league and just recently concluded our First Year Player Draft. Stay tuned in upcoming days for plenty of TDGX draft coverage in these pages as we go in depth on the players we drafted and why we chose them. You can follow the league on Twitter with the hashtag #TDGX.

Today we will look at a flurry of trades that took place in TDGX. We saw a lot of prospects change hands as teams retooled for the future. In a 20 team league you have more rebuilding teams than “go for it now” contending teams. That has the effect of driving up the value and hence the price of  premium prospects and young major leaguers. Let’s dive right into the trading action. You get to vote on which side won the trade.

You can join in the action two ways: 1) Vote on these trades to make your opinion count. 2) Submit your own trades for us to vote on in the next Trader’s Corner. Use the form below to submit your trade.

Lots of stars and top prospects got dealt in recent weeks in TDGX. As you go down the list the trades get bigger and  heavier. Vote for the group of players you would rather have in this style of league.

TDGX is a 2o team 5×5 roto league with 30 major leaguers and 10 minor leaguers.

The team owned by Tim McLeod and Ian Kahn have won the championship the first two seasons:
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The 5th round pick in that trade turned into Twins’ catcher J.R. Murphy.

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Here is a trade with no players involved:

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FYI, Ian and Tim drafted Hyun Soo Kim with that #16 overall pick.

Here is a veteran traded for a mid-range prospect:
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Giving up a closer for a 1st round pick:
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FYI in that trade just above, Bret’s #8 pick turned into Ian Happ and Wilson’s #58 pick turned into Bryce Denton.

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Some big names in this one…

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This was an earthquake that rocked #TDGX…

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Now that’s a TRADE!


Jose DeLeon changes hands again…

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Big names here…

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Oooooooooh here we go!

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Not a bad few weeks of trading in the world’s most famous expert dynasty league eh?

Be sure to send in your trades to see how you did! Just use the form below to submit a trade you want us to vote on. Use the comments at the bottom of this page to discuss the trades above.

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

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  1. March 15, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Unrelated, but hoping to get some thoughts/preferences/tips on the following guys still available in our prospect draft:

    Domingo Acevedo
    David Paulino
    Isan Diaz
    Nick Plummer
    Harrison Bader
    Paul DeJong
    Donnie Dewees
    Willie Calhoun
    Demi Orimoloye

    Any other suggestions among last year’s signees or fast risers?

    • March 16, 2016 at 11:23 pm

      Here is your list of players and their ranks on my personal top prospects list. Should give you a good idea of what I think of them compared to each other and the rest of the best prospects in the game.

      185 Domingo Acevedo
      317 David Paulino
      158 Isan Diaz
      172 Nick Plummer
      269 Harrison Bader
      334 Paul DeJong
      250 Donnie Dewees
      111 Willie Calhoun
      169 Demi Orimoloye

  2. March 15, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Unrelated, but hoping to get an opinion on some of the guys remaining in our prospect draft:

    Domingo Acevedo
    David Paulino
    Wuilmer Becerra
    Jacob Faria
    Nick Plummer
    Willie Calhoun
    Demi Orimoloye
    Harrison Bader
    Paul DeJong
    Bryce Denton

    Any other sleepers among recent signees or guys who shot up the lists last year

  3. aaron flowers
    March 16, 2016 at 10:10 am

    franco, gausman and bregman for yelich, and jon lester

    my team:
    3- beltre/franco
    ss- andrus/bregman/t.anderson
    lf- schwarber
    cf- trout
    rf- heyward

    sp- cole, yu, smyly, syndergaard, verlander, gausman

    20 team dynasty, h2h 5×5 league…

    should i do it and get yelich & lester?????

    • March 16, 2016 at 11:11 am

      It’s seems like a fair return for both sides, but I would not make that deal if I were in your position. If the other owner would be open to removing Franco & Yelich and building something around Gausman & Bregman for Lester, that would seem to make more sense for you.

    • March 16, 2016 at 11:16 pm

      I would not make the deal. Not a believer in Lester’s long term value. Franco is better than Yelich I think.I can understand making the deal if you are in it to win it this year and your window of competitiveness will be closing soon. If you are in the middle of the pack or rebuilding I would prefer the younger group of Franco, Gausman and Bregman.

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