12 team standard 5x5 roto keeper league, $300 cap, add $3 per keeper
I'm tied for first, W, K, HR, RBI are neck and neck. I can make up ground with SBs, but they're hard to predict. It's a stretch but 10 more SB would be 3 more points for me.
I have Halladay, Lackey, Hamels, Cain, Sabathia, Perez and Maine as SPs. I will probably have to put one of Hamels or Cain in the deal.
Anyway, here are some possible offers involving ARod:
1) I give ARod $55, DLee $26 and Hamels $10 and I get Berkman $41, Beltran $35 and Lincecum $4
2)I give ARod $55, DLee $26 and Hamels $10 and I get Soriano $52, Rios $13 (or Ludwick $1) and Harden $16 --- this owner is very difficult to deal with, but I think he might take this because he likes ARod. Will Rios or Ludwick perform better down the stretch?
3)I give ARod $55, DLee $26 and Hamels $10 and I get Pujols $43, C Pena $4 and Dempster $4 ---- this owner is more difficult than the owner in deal #2
Deal number 2 is the only one that nets you plus in steals and it's pretty fair. Which is to say it's not necessarily in your favor. If steals mean that much, you go for Soriano, Rios and Harden and hope they steal. This move is way riskier for you than for the other guy and I wouldn't do it, but it could net you more steals than you're giving away. Though Lee and Arod could steal 75% of what Soriano and Rios might in September... Ugh, I think I just talked myself out of deal #2 as well. I'd hold tight.
BTW, Ludwick would be a bargain for $4, but he's not getting you steals.