Okay, here's the deal. I'm trying to make some final moves for the playoffs. Imbedded in these possible moves are keeper implications. Here is my situation. I apologize for the exposition.
Longoria is off the DL and typically I would just drop whatever bum I had in his place and reactivate him. However, Rizzo is who I have in his place. I can't activate Longoria until I drop someone. I have considered dropping Goldschmidt but backed down really quickly because he is doing very well. However, the thought of having a seriously good, keeper 1B is enticing. I've never had one. I'm always using guys like Goldschmidt or Butler or Hosmer (yuck). Below is a trade I've worked out that would net me a closer (where I've been weak all season) and a draft pick for Rizzo, whom I don't want to lose for nothing if I have to get rid of him. I am currently in 6th which is the last playoff spot. Through Tuesday's games I am getting smoked 10-0 but I'm coming off seven straight wins. I know I made a similar thread yesterday but this is a little more complicated -- I'm balancing/deciding between kinda giving up this year and trading to improve to try and win this year. My team is pretty good but I'm still not sure how I want to swing this. I know you're high on Rizzo but the big question I have is whether or not Rizzo would be a keeper? The guy I set the trade with would almost certainly keep him so he wouldn't be available in the draft. But I don't want to not make the trade, lose out on the pick and then not keep him.
How I have been planning my keepers:
Braun, CarGo, Longoria, Reyes, Kershaw
Braun, Cargo, Longoria, Kershaw, Gio
Braun, Cargo, Longoria, Rizzo, Kershaw
1) Make the trade, activate Longoria and live with losing out on Rizzo?
2) Drop Goldschmidt and roll with Rizzo at 1B and pick up a closer off the WW? (Affeldt, Romo and Balfour are available)
2013 10th Round Pick
2013 13th Round Pick
As always, many thanks.
10-team (2 division), H2H, 5x5, keeping 5
of-Braun, CarGo, Choo
sp-Kershaw, Moore, Harvey, Minor, Bailey, Cahill, Ryu, Jose Fernandez
rp-Soriano, Janssen, Holland