I was thinking of making a trade for Ryan Ludwick - what are your guys thoughts on what he'll do in the second half?
The owner currently has the outfielder collecting dust on his bench and has missed out on his recent red hot tear. That being said, the owner tends to over value his players so my offer has to be pretty good. Once he gets an offer for a player he begins to realize how good they really are and will begin starting them on a daily basis. Sending a low ball offer won't work and will probably sever any further trade possibilities (already happened to another owner). Also, he is in 5th place and I am in first, so trading with him is no real threat to my success.
Looking at both of our team's below, what do you think is a fair trade offer? I was thinking of offering him Jair Jurrjens and Hunter Pence. I love Pence but already tend to win the BA and steals category each week so I could afford to have a lower BA guy who can give me more RBI/HR. Jurrjens is a keeper in our league so that increases his value a tad. Any other guys you'd look to trade from my team? I know I need to get rid of Kazmir and Price but no one wants them.
Thanks in advance for the help!!
Yahoo 10 team, mixed head-to-head league (each team gets to keep 2 player under 25 years old)
Offense scoring (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS) Pitching scoring (W, S, K, ERA, WHIP, K/BB)
2b- Aaron Hill
Bench- Hudson / Lopez
SP- Greinke / Lester/ Jurrjens/ Nolasco / Price / Hanson / Wolf / Kazmir/ Correia
RP- Nathan/ K-Rod / Aardsma / Kevin Gregg / Madson/ Nunez
Guy who own's Ludwick team:
c - Victor Martinez
1st- Russell Branyan
2nd - R. Cano
3rd - B. Inge
SS - Callaspo
OF - A. Soriano
OF - Werth
Util - Derrick Lee
Bench: Ludwick, A. Rios, C. Blake, W.Taveras, Milky Cabrera
SP: Johan Santana, J. Vazquez, Kershaw, Marquis, Bannister, B. Anderson, R. Johnson, Contreras, Washburn
RP: Franklin, Cordero, Hoffman, Hawkins,
Jurrjens and Pence seems like overpaying, but I understand what you're trying to do. Maybe try Jurrjens straight up for Ludwick? Maybe this isn't the best trade partner for you?