So, this past offseason in my 12-team long-term keeper league, I traded Neil Walker for Jered Weaver. Obviously, Weaver is a giant, radioactive fantasy monster right now, but will his value ever be higher? My current pitching staff beyond JW stands at Mat Latos, Tommy Hanson, Jeremy Hellickson, Alexi Ogando, Carlos Carrasco (may be dropped next FA pickups, in 12 days, depending on seriousness of injury), and Wandy Rodriguez, with Johnny Cueto and Randy Wells on the DL, and Jarrod Parker, Jordan Lyles, and Mike Montgomery in the minors. I feel like my staff can stand on its own w/o Weaver, especially once Cueto and Wells return, and Latos settles in and his bad luck fades.
I can definitely use offensive help at 1B (Trumbo and Napoli keeping it warm for Kendrys to come back), 3B (no depth behind Chipper at all), and help at RP, since I just lost Neftali Feliz and Jose Contreras over the weekend, so do I deal Weaver now? Do I wait a few more weeks and see if he sustains this level, then deal him? Or hold on to him and keep him as the anchor of my rotation for years to come, and try to deal off one or two of my other SPs? And if you deal Weaver, what would you accept in return? I've also got Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers as potential big trading chips if I decide to sell out and throw the kitchen sink at winning this year.
When and If to trade Weaver?
Trade him now (7 votes)
Trade him around the All-Star Break (2 votes)
Trade him around the trade deadline (1 vote)
Are you nuts? This is a keeper league! (15 votes)
25 total votes