He didn't bite on any of the offers. As is, my pitching is in shambles, and I'm thinking of going for broke and trading two starters (Ted Lilly and Joba) for Howell and Cordero.
That way my offense (hopefully) can stay near the top of my league, and I rocket to the top of the league in saves. I'm still over 80 innings, and in my mind I'll be better off ratio and K/per innings-wise through the second half.
This seems like an insane gamble, which it probably is. However, I don't see myself gaining anything ratio-wise with the pitching staff I currently sport:
P: Scott Baker
P: Jered Weaver
P: Ted Lilly
P: Joba Chamberlain
P: Dallas Braden (tears)
P: Rick Porcello
P: Paul Maholm
P: Brandon Morrow
P: Mike Gonzalez
P: Raffy Soriano
P: Mike MacDougal
Bench: Peavy (DL) Randy Johnson (DL)
If he doesn't take the deal, which other starter would you pair in order to get the two closers?
Or if you had to trade for either Howell or Cordero, which starter would you trade (he's not interested in Joba 1-for-1)?
Tears -- ha! I'd trade any of your starters, exceot Baker, Weaver and Lilly.