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  1. For a Dynasty league, I would definitely take that offer. You've got an embarrassment of riches on offence, and adding Bellinger to that only deepens the lake. Take that and make it a trade spot for an elite pitcher or 2 great ones. Trade someone like Arenado to someone who wants to bet on his continued elite status next year, maybe you'll be the one out on time.
  2. 13 Team Roto Keeper League (came in with 4 keepers, changed to 5 keepers for end of this year): TRADE #1 (converting 1 keeper into 2 keepers) Give: Yoan Moncada, Xander Bogaerts, Edwin Diaz, Blake Snell, 2nd Round Pick Got: DJ LeMahieu, Trea Turner, Corey Knebel, Dakota Hudson, 1st Round Pick TRADE #2 (converting DJ into consistency for Keeping) Give: DJ LeMahieu, Shane Greene, Gregory Soto, Pablo Lopez, 1st Round Pick (acquired above), 15th Round Pick Get: Nolan Arenado, Sean Manaea, Will Smith, Hunter Harvey, 3rd Round Pick, 9th Round Pick Right now my keepers are Juan Soto, Christian Yelich, Javier Baez, Nolan Arenado, and Trea Turner.
  3. TLDR: I am playing for bottom 5 lottery for draft position this year so I don't care about anything here other than future value. We had 4 keepers last year, I kept Yelich, Soto, Baez, and Bogaerts. This year we are going up to 5 keepers. I will not keep a pitcher. Have traded Bogaerts to pick up Turner and LeMahieu, now I'm being offered LeMahieu and a first round pick (I have 2) for Arenado and a 3rd round pick. I think I'm happy with Soto/Yelich/Baez/Turner despite the double SS overlap, just not sure about DJ. Last season was his first playing for NY but he's been tearing it up this year when he's not out of the lineup - could we be seeing him turn into a legitimate 4-cat stud now that he's at the top of a real lineup or is this just smoke and mirrors? If he's producing elite-level numbers I'm not sure giving up a 1st round is worth it, but his age and lack of previous production is a real concern for me.
  4. Unfortunately if you need the help, yes, then you need the help. You could jettison Mallex (probably what I would do) instead if you have the stomach for it. One-trick guys that bring a sub-mendoza average aren't my jam, but I understand the hype around his ceiling. I used to be a believer too.
  5. Tried for Josh Bell, it was the best he had to offer. Still not great, but really I'm just passing away two guys I don't want to keep for a top 20 player next year. I might just have to trade him away again next year 😅
  6. I would say that depends on your needs. Gamel has a bit more RBI upside being in the middle of the lineup on a team that can get on base, when he plays. Dickerson is at the top of the lineup, but how long will SF keep scoring runs? My bet is on Gamel's success lasting longer so long as MW seems to want to keep mixing and matching their players in the field, but betting on either long-term probably is not a win so plan accordingly. Also, don't pick up Pujols that guy is running on dust and batting a nasty .156. You don't want that on your team.
  7. TLDR: I am playing for bottom 5 lottery for draft position this year so I don't care about anything here other than future value. We had 4 keepers last year, I kept Yelich, Soto, Baez, and Bogaerts. This year we are going up to 5 keepers. I will not keep a pitcher. Roster: C - Mitch Garver 1B - Max Muncy 2B - Starlin Castro 3B - Yoan Moncada SS - Javier Baez OF - Juan Soto OF - Christian Yelich OF - Mark Canha UTIL - Brandon Nimmo UTIL - Ryan McMahon UTIL - Xander Bogaerts I also have Snell as a pitcher. I am being offered Arenado for Snell and Moncada, and I can't make up my mind. I actually traded away Arenado to get Yelich last year because I wanted to be out a year early rather than a year late with Arenado. So, is Moncada the next Jose Ramirez or was last year just juiced ball syndrome (despite the .315 BA?)? Is Arenado finally slowing down? Should I be reaching higher than Arenado for this 2-for-1? Thanks.
  8. Roto League, as far as I can tell standard stats. We have 4 keepers, I am for sure keeping Yelich and Soto. I have Bogaerts, Baez, and Ketel Marte as my other keepers. I'm thinking this is an obvious Bogaerts/Baez but my heart wants to believe KM wasn't a fluke. My brain doesn't buy it though - anyone else think there's a world where dropping Baez would be right? Imo, last season was an injured fluke for Baez and this season he should be back to .290+ 30/20 power/speed. PS: don't worry about pitchers, aside from maybe one or two at the very top I will never keep a pitcher in a roto league Thanks!
  9. I have now traded Freeman, Aquino, and my 8th round pick for Soto and a 7th round pick. My lineup stands at C - d'Arnaud 1B - Hosmer 2B - Hiura 3B- JRam SS - Marte OF - Yelich, Choo, Mallex Smith Util - Bogaerts, Puig, VenMeter Bench - Arenado, Soto, Rosario Now for keepers it looks like: Hiura, JRam, Marte, Yelich, Bogaerts, Arenado, and Soto - so JRam, Yelich, Soto, X? Will Bogaerts keep growing, or is Arenado's safe floor still too high? I'd love to take Hiura over them but I think that's a touch risky for me.
  10. Suggest you keep both over Paddack and save yourself 2 bucks on a risky gamble. I haven't seen enough from him to think he's going to pay off significantly more than either of the other 2, certainly not Hiura.
  11. That's actually by design. Given the juiced ball era and how badly pitching has been getting beat up, I'm personally of a mind that positional keepers far outweigh anything I can get from any pitcher - barring an extreme gap in actual skill. I watch the peripheral stats and pick up guys off the waiver when they show life and ride them unless they go sideways, and that has worked out for a couple of seasons now. Age is really the big concern for me. Freeman is turning 30 and Arenado 29, so this is really where production should start curtailing. It might not happen as fast as with others since these are the cream of the crop, but I'd rather be out early than out late, right?
  12. Yes, I'm sitting around 183 and the next closest is 166 and we're not fighting for points directly. I broke free from the pack about a month in and haven't looked back thanks to a crazy good draft (Ketel Marte, Luis Castillo, Josh Hader, a few others). 1) I'd look to upgrade my draft position or something, but really this is about only being able to keep 4 guys and trying to get value out of losing the 5th. I feel like I can drop a keeper right now in exchange for future value and not risk losing 1st overall (cash league, so it matters if I'm wrong - but I don't think I am). I have to give up someone, so I am willing to piece any 2 to upgrade my 4th keeper slot. I only had Baez in mind because of his SB upside and having him plus Yelich and JRam sets me up for SB next year. 2) The Acuna owner might be a tough nut to crack but the Soto owner's roster is a hot mess. I could take a stab at Acuna, but if I'm double dealing any advice on who to offer? I feel like JRam and Yelich are locks to stay, but I might not get him in a Freeman/Bogaerts offer. No offseason trades unfortunately so I only have a few days to figure it out or just settle in and let someone go in the draft for free. I like Hiura, but I just can't get myself to take him over any of these guys yet - maybe if I knew for sure he'd produce over an entire season I'd consider it but he's still too unproven I think.
  13. Yes, that's more or less how I would approach it. I know Samardzija has been pitching well but his quality of opponent hasn't been that stellar and he could get blown up. If you're not willing to sit him and play Civale and watch Tanaka then I would definitely stay safe and sit both. On the upside, Tanaka has been getting lit up lately (except against the Jays, but I'm pretty sure a little league player could handle that lineup without Vlad) - so there's a chance you'll see right there you don't need the help.
  14. Definitely grab Hoskins and Marquez, drop Bradley and Melancon. I think you can leave Laureano and Pillar, but a Didi/Ahmed swap isn't bad if you don't need the positional versatility - at least while Ahmed is swinging a big stick. If he cools off you'll regret it though, and he is definitely capable of leaving owners out in the snow. Thoughts?
  15. I'd let Hudson do his thing; that game is at home and the Col lineup is very different when they have to leave their house. Civale is worth letting him run as he's been pitching excellent in a couple of tough matches already. I would strongly consider sitting Samardzija and Lamet, and as much as it hurts probably Ryu just to be safe - you never know when the Yanks are going to torch someone. Could use another eye: