I like Ryan Braun. I REALLY like having Braun and Trout on the same team in a keeper league. Another manager really wants Braun from me. I don't really want to trade him, but I've been made an offer that makes me think that maybe I could get good value...
I was offered Andrew McCutchen, Michael Morse, Rafael Soriano, and Julio Teheran for my Ryan Braun and J.J. Putz.
I really don't typically like trading less players for more because that generally means you're losing out on quality for quantity, but I see Soriano as better than Putz.
McCutchen is ranked close to Braun and he had a great season, but is he really reliable enough to trade Braun away? Michael Morse is really solid when healthy and is having a monster spring, but he's had several injury concerns in the past. Teheran could be a nice breakout pitcher if his stuff looks as good in the regular season as it does right now.
Grey's rankings have McCutchen right behind Braun. Are McCutchen and Morse worth Braun? McCutchen could put up similar numbers to Braun and if healthy Morse could hit 25-30 HR's. I think Soriano/Teheran are without a doubt worth Putz and dropping someone. Also, I have Hanley and Lawrie starting the season on the DL so I wouldn't be opposed to having an extra bat.
So my question is simple... Do I take this trade, try to alter it slightly, or just reject it and stay pat with former MVP Braun?
12 Team H2H, 4 unrestricted keepers
C - Mike Napoli
1B - Eric Hosmer
2B - Jedd Gyorko
3B - Todd Frazier
SS - Jhonny Peralta
OF - Ryan Braun
OF - Mike Trout
OF - Shin-Soo Choo
UTL - Brett Lawrie
UTL - Adam LaRoche
Bench - Austin Jackson
DL - Aaron Hill Hanley Ramirez
SP - Clayton Kershaw, Madison Bumgarner, Ubaldo Jimenez, Jhoulys Chacin, Ervin Santana
RP - Glen Perkins, Heath Bell, Jose Veras, Ernesto Fireri, Edward Mujica, Carlos Marmol, J.J. Putz
RCL - Cracking the WHIP - Admiral Trey
C - Yadier Molina
1B - Albert Pujols
2B - Jose Altuve
3B - Jedd Gyorko
SS - Jimmy Rollins
MI - Everth Cabrera
CI - Justin Morneau
OF - Jason Heyward, Shin-Soo Choo, Michael Morse, Nick Swisher, Ben Revere
UTL - Kendrys Morales
Bench - Garrett Jones, David Freese
SP - Justin Verlander, Cliff Lee, Ryan Dempster, Ubaldo Jimenez
RP - Jonathan Papelbon, John Axford, Glen Perkins, Ryan Cook, David Robertson