I'm leading the category, but in a dogfight overall, with my next nearest competitor 12 saves behind me (94 to 82). He's got: Aroldis, Kimbrell, Melancon, Janssen, Cisneros, and Veras. I've got: Papelbon, Romo, Jansen, and Holland. I would love to trade away Paps because his contract is expiring and I can't keep him.
My trade deadline is 8/18.
When, if ever, can I simply trade away a closer without getting one in return, and without worrying about the next nearest team catching me in saves?
Alternatively, when could I trade Paps for a guy like, say, Rex Brothers, who will get some SV, but will lose the job by September?
10 team 6 x 6 (ops, holds) auction ($240) 9 keepers
30 man roster
(C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, MI, CI, OF, OF, OF, UTIL)
(9 P)(8 BN)