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Trader’s Corner: Impact is Imminent

This week saw a lot of elite talent change hands in our readers’ dynasty leagues. Apparently this is a good time of year to go after some 1st-round studs. May this be a valuable reminder that if you want to add top-tier talent to your team in a dynasty league you must trade for it. You can’t jumpstart your dynasty team in the draft or by picking up players off the waiver wire. Star players are not available in dynasty league drafts. Prospect draft picks take forever to pay off and are extremely risky. You won’t find much help on the waiver wire either. To win a dynasty league you need multiple superstar players. The only way to gather those players is via trade. One thing all top fantasy team owners have in common is that they make a lot of trades. If you want to win you need to do some wheelin’ and dealin’.

Almost all of this week’s trades involved premium players that will make a big impact on any fantasy league. These are the guys you want. Many of these trades were made between rebuilding teams and contenders. In dynasty leagues the most common type of trade is a prospects-for-veterans deal. This week we also saw a high number of star-for-star trades. Check them out and place your votes…

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.

Will P sent in this trade from his 14 team, 10 x 10, H2H, keep-forever dynasty league:
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Pudge plays in an 18 team dynasty league:
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The next two trades were submitted by Brian, “H2H points keeper league with no penalty for K. I’m looking to win a championship soon. Power hitters and strikeout pitchers dominate the league.”:
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Kyle wants our opinion on a trade he made in his 12 team, 5×5, keep forever dynasty league:
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Kevin sent this one in from a 20 team, 6×6 (BB and Holds), keep-forever dynasty with 30 man rosters:
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Kevin sent in another trade from a slightly different league. This one is a 20 team, 6×6 (OPS and Holds) league with 30 man rosters and 25 keepers:
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Gravybill is checking in from his 5×5 keep forever dynasty league with 40 man rosters (# teams?):
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Michael Mantia is considering this trade in his keep forever dynasty league:
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Jenny sent us a powerhouse trade, “20 team head-to-head dynasty league. Keep the players forever, no salaries.”:
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Zach C sent this one in:
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Brad Durgin says “20 person Dynasty league with contracts , salaries, and 30 man MiLB roster. Once minor leaguers are promoted to MLB you can keep them for up to 7 years and salary rises each year. 5×5 with OBP and Quality starts. Here’s the trade.”:
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Mike sent in two deals for our voting pleasure. “I got two simple trades here for voting consideration in an 18 team roto league that uses QS instead of W’s, XBH’s instead of HR’s and OBP instead of AVG.”:
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David says hello from his 14-team dynasty head-head league with 16 categories. 25-man rosters and 10-man farms. Keep 30 every year.
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Jon plays in a 12 team, H2H, 6×6 category (5×5 + OBP & HLDS), keep 10, no contracts league. He sent in two trades.
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Those were no brainers, am I right?

David A chimes in from his 7×7 dynasty league:
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Jack phones in from his H2H Points league with 14 teams, 40 man rosters, keep 25 players at end of each season.
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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.

Submit trades here:

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Check out last week’s Trader’s Corner: Time to Make the Donuts.

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

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  1. Matt G
    April 12, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    10 team with 5 keepers, keep forever league with 6×6 (OBP & L) and players that are kept take up that round’s draft pick. Francisco Lindor (Round 21) for Chris Archer (Round 13). I already have Corey Seager as a late round pick so I would like to get good value for a young, talented shortstop.

    • aaron flowers
      April 13, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Definitely go with Archer. Round 13 is a great deal even though it’s 8 rounds earlier than Lindor’s price tag.. Like you said, you have seager (who i think is the offensively superior talent in my opinion)

  2. Ben
    April 13, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Need some quick help here….

    20 team Dynasty league…

    I get AJ Reed, I give up Benintendi and Volquez.

    I’m overflowing with OF depth already with Mazara, Brinson, Zimmer, Williams, Robles, Phillips, and Bell, so I can afford to give up Benintendi, but his SSS leaves a lot to dream on, and each passing day makes him see more and more legit. But still…I should be realistic and go with Reed, right? Or am I just giving up one top 10 prospect for another?

    • April 13, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      It’s a fairly even trade I would say. On my top 300+ prospects list I have Benintendi at #22 and I have AJ Reed at #24. So the trade makes good sense if a 1B fits your team’s needs better than an outfielder. Both are elite prospects.

      • Davin
        April 14, 2016 at 9:49 pm

        Looking to acquire top talents on cheap to compete in 2017.

        Pollock vs Schwarber
        Pollock seems scary w it being 2nd injury to same part.
        Schwarber won’t catch, and may be limited in OF, but shouldn’t be long term issues.
        So all things being equal…
        Pollock or Schwarber as a trade target?

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