I'm working on getting my dynasty ready to roll for this season (and beyond, of course), and have already made a couple trades and am looking at a couple others. It's an 11 team roto that counts Runs, RBIs, HRs, SBs, BBs, OBP and AVG for batters and QS, WHIP, ERA, K, K/9, HLD, and SV for pitchers. I like my team for the very most part,but there are a couple things that aren't perfect and there are some trade options in the league right now.
Here's the roster...as you can see it's set up as a standard AL style roster:
2B Dustin Pedroia
SS Starlin Castro
UTIL Eric Hosmer
Zack Greinke and Jonathan Papelbon were put on the trading block in my league a little while ago, and I've been considering making a move to try to acquire them. I'm considering offering Crawford, J. Zimmermann, and Soriano. I'm figuring that I since I traded for Hosmer last season to play UTIL, I can get rid of Crawford, especially since I traded for Heyward as my 4th OF. I'm perfectly content with my offense the way it is and I'm ecstatic that I've got useful guys with such great eligiblities on my bench. The only thing I'm not happy with is my closer situation and my SP5 slot. I'd feel a lot better about both with this deal, plus I don't have to worry about what to do with Crawford when he comes off the DL. My biggest concern is that adding Greinke creates a problem when Bauer gets called up, which I'm guessing will probably be this season or next season. Would you be concerned about that, or would you try to get a deal like this done and worry about an SP jam later? Assuming Bauer is used as a starter, I have 100 IP before he has to be called up, traded, or released.
What are your thoughts on this? Thanks for your help!