I just lost my beloved 2B, so now I'm trying to decide whether I'm okay with starting Felipe Lopez for the rest of the season or trying to trade my 1B depth to get a better 2B. I like having Felipe as a super-sub for Reyes, Reynolds, and whoever ends up as my starting 2B, but I'm not sure if it's better to save my trading chips to go for a 3B upgrade or a stud SP. In this scenario, my potential trade partner has Casey Blake as his starting 1B and the following middle infielders: Brandon Phillips, Alexei Ramirez, Marco Scutaro, Aaron Hill, and Yunel Escobar. I offered Nick Johnson & Adam LaRoche for Alexei, and he countered with Alexei + Ziegler for Franklin + Weaver. He also mentioned that Scutaro and Hill could be had for the proper price. He needs the most help in pitching categories, but he's also behind in HRs and Rs.
I'm in 1st or 2nd in almost all pitching categories, but I'm not confident enough in my pitching staff to want to trade a SP for anything other than another SP in return. Would it be nuts to offer Votto for Hill?
Votto for Hill is fair, but I think F. Lopez could give you more or less the same numbers as Weeks would've gave you on the year.