Felix Still a Keeper King

I have just pulled the trigger on a pretty big trade, wanted to get your reactions.  Did I get a good deal or did I overpay?

12 team, 5×5, keeper

Good Pitching staff, dwindling offense
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         I got Mauer, Vlad, and Carlos Pena and traded away Beltran, Johjima, Sexson, King Felix, and Homer Bailey.

The other team is in last place and looking for keepers.

Thanks, love the show!!!

Shane

Shane,

Even though I like all the players you got here, did you really have to give up King Felix?  I know he’s been a bit erratic, but the kid’s only 21!  And he still holds an impressive 3 to 1 strikeout to walk ratio.  In a keeper league, Felix is as close to untradable as it gets.  I would’ve tried to substitute Hernandez with a pitcher who might be enjoying a better 2007 but has less future upside.  My biggest concern with this trade is that outside of average, I don’t really see how you significantly improved offensively. Guerrero and Beltran are pretty much a wash, with Guerrero offering more in average and RBI and Beltran putting up stronger home run and stolen base totals.  As for the first basemen, don’t be surprised if Sexson posts similar power numbers to Pena from here on out.  While Mauer is certainly an upgrade over Johjima, Kenji has twice as many homers!  Considering that you’re strong in pitching, I’m not going to call this deal a bad one.  It just doesn’t seem like you clearly addressed any specific needs.

Zach Steinhorn, MLB.com 

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