Quick background: I'm in a keeper H2H points-based league. The scoring system is slightly skewed towards starting pitchers, especially ones who can get quality starts.
The dilemma: My team is having a rough year and it would take a miracle for me to make the playoffs to defend my championship. We keep 5 guys each year and I've been offered Strasburg and J. Zimmermann for Lackey. I know it's just the Strasburg Kool-Aid I've been drinking but I'm actually contemplating the trade. I've owned Lackey for three years and he's been great at times but the injuries and now the sucking when healthy have chafed me. It boils down to two questions for me... is Strasburg worth the hype and even so is he somebody to keep in a 5-keeper league?
Thoughts are welcome. I could be crazy for even considering this offer but keeper leagues and possibly unwarranted hype make a man do funny things.
I'd take Zimm and Strasburg there. I actually think Zimm with his K/IP is worth the swap in a keeper. Strasburg is just great window dressing.