The Kevin Mitchell Report gives up…
|Nelson Cruz WSN Util R||$6|
|Kevin Gausman TOR SP R||$28|
|Has $16 free, will have $50 free|
Any interest in these guys? I’m looking for cap relief and have a couple holes to fill on my roster that I can’t make happen with a DH and so many SP’s… Figured you could use some bodies and have the cap space. Cheers - Leif
Get Trout to the Playoffs gives up…
|Has $77 free, will have $43 free|
Consensus on the league message boards seems to be that I (Kevin Mitchell Report) didn’t receive any consideration and/or these types of trades aren’t fair. I strongly disagree with both assertions, and am surprised by the reactions.
This is very common, Ottoneu gives a badge for these types of trades. Players traded for cash considerations is an extremely common practice in MLB as well. I think the Giants have done this at least twice during spring training already.
I’d imagine all of you got at least one direct offer/inquiry from me regarding Gausman heading towards the keeper deadline. He has probably been the most offered guy in the league, ever.
I posted my intentions on the message board and the trade block. I even posted in the trade notes so everyone who ignored the first two could catch the intent.
Half the complaints seem to indicate they don’t like that I didn’t get anything. But I gained $34 in FAAB (in 2 days) and two roster spots…
Cutting Gausman/Cruz would have given me immediate access to $17.
- Both players would have been put on waivers at their FULL salary. I think they would have both been claimed, and I would have gotten the remaining $17. This would have taken 1 day, and would be the quickest route to regaining all my $.
- If either player went unclaimed through waivers, then they would “hopefully” been nominated for auction at 50% of original salary. This would get me the rest of my money in a non-guaranteed 3 days.
- By trading Gausman and Cruz, I can bid on them if they do end up getting cut.
In Summary: I gained $34 FAAB in a guaranteed two days, two roster spots, and ability to bid on both players if they are cut in the next 30 days. The team I traded with missed the draft and had the most money available. They were the most logical target in the league.
Spoiler Alert Probably the biggest driver for me was a rule change in the OPL tourney. The OPL roster screenshot will only be taking account of the first 40 players you roster by date added. Essentially carrying anyone on any IL will be bad for OPL contestants. I plan to be aggressive with cuts this season to make sure I’ve got close to a full 40 present at each OPL screenshot. I’ve got too many pitchers and almost immediately regretted drafting a DH. So I needed to make the deal and fill the two new roster spots quickly via FAAB, which can be dicey. So yeah, I gained even more than meets the eye.
Have other leagues dealt with this specific issue? Does this trade unreasonable?