Originally Posted by STONE.
Yahoo standard, H2H keeper league
We keep one at each position (except we keep 3 OF, 4 SP, and 2RP).
Currently, I have these choices (narrowed down):
Street and Clippard at RP (at least for now)
C - Santana
1b - Goldschmidt
2b - Kinsler
3b - Beltre, P. Sandoval
SS - Castro
OF - Cruz, D. Jennings, D. Stubbs, N. Markakis, M. Joyce, Y. Alonso
Obviously, my OF and 3rd/4th SP is mediocre.
Thoughts on this trade just offered to me?
Alex Gordon, Aramis Ramirez, Hiroki Kuroda
Markakis, Beltre, Marcum
Is the upgrade of Gordon over my OF and Kuroda over my 4th SP (Marcum or Beachy probably) worth giving up Beltre (and keeping Sandoval)?
First of all, I'd keep Beachy, Felix, Dickey and Marcum.
Secondly, I'd decline the deal. Gordon doesn't have a ton of pop, he most hits doubles and singles. Kuroda is aging and his value in keeper leagues is not very high at all and Beltre is that much better than Ramirez.
I like the idea of dealing Beltre for a stud OF, but you have to aim higher. I'm sure someone would be very interested in a stud 3B for a stud OF.
Then you keep Sandoval and your team is much more balanced.