Having just made two -ahem- brilliant trades, I now have an outfield of Holliday, Granderson, and Bruce, with the 1B trio of Fielder, Votto, and Berkman occupying my 1B and two Util spots. All well and good for now, but in 2-3 weeks, I'm expecting Vlad to rejoin my team. While I'm not hoping for the Vlad of old, he's still too good a player to let smolder on my bench, and I don't want to tempt sonavabenches by playing matchups with all seven (presumably) studly players. I'm currently first in all pitching categories except W, ERA, and WHIP, but it never hurts to add another elite pitcher.
I'm thinking about offering OF or 1B for SP, or possibly OF/1B + SP for SP. Without getting into the different needs of different potential trading partners, could you suggest a handful of potential trades for an elite SP? I'd like to shoot for Johan, Billingsley, Haren, Lincecum, or CC, but also possibly Felix or Greinke. Keep in mind that my league counts K/BB and QS in addition to the usual pitching stats.
Or am I going about this wrong? Should I sit tight with my pitching staff and try to further upgrade my offense? I'm reluctant to do so, because I'm pretty content with what I expect to get from Reyes, Reynolds, and Weeks, and I don't want to trade for a catcher just to have another logjam when Doumit gets healthy.
Holliday, Fielder or Votto (in that order) for Johan, Lincecum, CC, Haren or Bills, in that order. Might be able to throw in Vlad with one of those studs for one of those pitchers. BTW, your team is stacked.