Ah, the season is so young. But I am itchy to pull a trade. And when (arguably) the best pitcher in the majors in mentioned, I like to check my options. He wants one of the following hitters and one of the following pitchers in exchange for Johan and a hitter with steals.
The hitters he wants: Utley, Beltran, Markakis, Pena, Ibanez, Maggs
Pitchers he wants: Ted Lilly, Jurrjens, Maholm or Joba.
He would offer me Johan and either Brian Roberts or Chone Figgins. Now I know you hate both of these players, so I figured you were the best person to ask. I'm entertaining the idea of a trade for Johan and Brian Roberts, offering him Joba and Ibanez just to start things off. Just curious if you think I should stand pat with my roster or go for broke with a big trade.
Here is my roster in a 12 team 5X5 roto league.. I lead R, HR's, RBI's and AVG but I'm in line to end up close to last in SB's, best case scenario middle of the pack. My pitching has been so-so, but the K's and ratios have been yummy.
MI: Jose Lopez
OF: Maggs Ordonez
Bench: Chase Headley, Alex Gordon (DL stash)
SP: Peavy, Joba, Scott Baker, Randy Johnson, Ted Lilly, Jered Weaver, Paul Maholm, Jair Jurrjens, Chad Gaudin
RP: Fuentes, Morrow, Mike Gonzalez, Ryan Madson, Arredondo
12 Team Mixed Redraft
C: W Ramos
1B: Eddy Encarnacion
3B: Miggy Cabrera
OF: Adam Jones
OF: Austin Jackson
OF: Wil Myers
UTIL: Chris Johnson
Bench: Wong, Yelich, Arenado
P: Gio, Peavy, Minor, Homer Bailey, Ryu, Sonny Gray, Wheeler, Chen
CL: Janssen, Ziegler, Holland, Hawkins, Aardsma