Trader’s Corner: Everybody Wants Xander Bogaerts
We had lots of trades submitted this week by our readers. The big mover was Xander Bogaerts but his price was steep. If you own a great young player like the Red Sox shortstop or perhaps Manny Machado this might be the best time of year to trade them. Right now there are likely lots of teams in your league who feel they have a chance to win the championship this year. After the season starts some of those teams will begin their descent down the standings as they fall out of contention. Those teams will no longer be buyers and will quickly become sellers. The time to sell is when the number of buyers is highest and the number of sellers is lowest. That time is now! If you already know you will not win your league this year it is wise to start selling right now to get the players you feel will help you climb to the top of the pack the quickest.
There are some ithough-provoking deals below. I also pose you a question about trade vetoes.
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.
Vote for the players you would rather have.
Should the Cole Hamels for prospects trade above have been vetoed?
I am always surprised when I see trade vetoes, especially in dynasty leagues where all kinds of strategies are in play. I haven’t played in a league that allows trade vetoes in ages. I thought the trade veto was an extinct dinosaur from 1990’s-era fantasy football stranger leagues on Yahoo. Do people still play in leagues with trade vetoes? Even if you have a commissioner to prevent collusion?
The fastest way to destroy a long-term dynasty league is to allow team owners to argue over other people’s trades. Making trades can be a real thrill unless somebody ruins the fun by throwing a fit about your trade, starting an argument and making you explain your reasoning behind the trade. Allowing other teams to vote on trades stifles trading and makes people afraid to wheel and deal as they see fit for fear of having to defend themselves. If you think a team got screwed in a trade you should have gotten to them first. Don’t be a poor sport by objecting to other teams’ trades. Don’t be that guy!
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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