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I am listening to the Rotowire Fantasy Sports Hour with Chris Lis, and BP's Joe Sheehan is the guest.  After explaining why 2007 Park Factors are unreliable right now, Joe Sheehan is asked by the host to proffer his opinion on a trade that Mr. Lis propsed in the AL LABR Draft.  For the longest time, the two LABR drafts were considered the pinnacle of expert competition.  Keep that in mind.

The host offered Tampa Bay 3B Akinori Iwamura to another team for Red Sox starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka.  He believes this was a fair offer and wanted to hear Mr. Sheehan's perspective. (In hopes it matched his own no doubt!)

In no uncertain terms, Mr. Sheehan thought the offer was a ridiculous one to be made.  I agree with Joe Sheehan.  However, the point of this post isn't to rag on other fantasy player's trade offers, but to demonstrate that even the pinnacles of fantasy expertise have player valuations are divergent as any you see at any level of fantasy experience.  From you middle school fantasy league to the over-40 ones, fantasy players have player valuations that are patently ridiculous to every other owner in the league.

FWIW, I could make a case that it is not as crazy as it looks.