Fantasy 411 Q&A: Feb. 11, 2009
Awesome awesome day here in the Big Apple, wish I could sneak out for 18 holes but instead I will chat with the good people of 411 nation. By the way, did anyone see Larry Lucchino on MLB Network last night? He gave the background story on the creation of the term Red Sox Nation. It seems possible it was around before Raiders Nation and my personal favorite Steelers Nation but I would love once and for all to find out who created it first. You can catch the interview on MLB.com.
Our mock draft is almost done. Cory, Zach, Cushing and I will discuss it when it is all done.
Great stuff with Joe Sheehan of Baseball Prospectus yesterday hope you caught the show.
Let’s get to your questions…….Siano
FEATURED QUESTION OF THE DAY
Hey there Experts!!!
I have a Trade question. 10 Team, 5×5, Mixed, Roto Keeper league – Keep 10 without restriction.
I am looking to trade for Carlos Beltran by offering Alexei Ramirez and something else. Who should I add on, if anybody, from these guys: Roy Halladay, Jon Papelbon, Edinson Volquez.
I have Jose Reyes at SS and I can play Chone Figgins at 2B for this year. Alexei won’t qualify after this year anyway.
Alexei’s value seems inflated and I’d like to capitalize on it. Am I overpaying by adding somebody? Should Alexei get Beltran all by himself?
Message Board people are saying I am paying too much. I think I’m
close to being fair because I value Beltran’s overall production.
Alexei is not a sure thing and Pitchers are Pitchers – even if they
happen to be Top 5.
What do you think?
Tell the other guy you are “dangling” Alexei to gauge the market
value and that you are interested in Beltran in return. See what his
reply is… if he shows his hand it should give you a good sense of
what he wants in return. Personally I would do Alexei AND Figgins for
Beltran, but that might be more speed than you want to give up, even
with Beltran’s ~20 steals in return. You could include Volquez in that
deal, who comes with some concerns this year even after his breakout
season, but his value should be high enough that you could get back a
2nd player in a 2-for-2. But since you’re not sure if you’re
overpaying, try to hedge your offer and make the other guy commit first.