Been offered Johan Santana for Mariano Rivera straight up in my keeper league… that’s a no brainer right???
the downside would be that afterwards, i’d have jack shit for the Saves category.. which doesn’t bother me that much… I need the wins and strikeouts that santana could get me more than the saves…..
pretty solid.. i’m not really worried about being in 8th place after a month.. once my hitters heat up in the summer i’ll be good… my pitching is pretty good.. i have a solid era and whip, i do need more strikeouts and wins…
picked up Cecil, Harden, and Lowe recently, with the trade i’ve got an ace to go with CC.. yeah i think i’ll do this trade
the question then is…
Santana is still Santana right?
here’s today’s pitching lineup.
SP CC Sabathia (NYY – SP)
SP Tommy Hanson (Atl – SP)
SP Derek Lowe (Atl – SP)
RP Mariano Rivera (NYY – RP)
RP Jon Rauch (Min – RP)
P Kevin Gregg (Tor – RP)
P John Lackey (Bos – SP)
BN Max Scherzer (Det – SP)
BN Brian Matusz (Bal – SP)
BN Aroldis Chapman (Cin – SP)
BN Brett Cecil (Tor – SP)
BN Rich Harden (Tex – SP)
DL Jair Jurrjens (Atl – SP) DL
DL Brett Anderson (Oak – SP) DL
— a couple minutes later…
I’m taking it.
This recovers me from the opposite world trade i made a couple years ago with this guy…. where I traded away Dontrelle Willis for Dan Kolb.. the year Willis was decent and Kolb was horrible…
I really enjoyed having MO on my team.. I drafted him 2nd right after I took Jason Heyward… I just wanted that 1 stat to have 1 reliable guy who could keep me in the middle of that stat… Now i’ll have a pile of guys trying to pick up saves or mid inning strikeouts & wins for me.. which is fine too… Plus, Santana will be a keeper for a few years while Mo could retire at any year and was never a consideration of mine to keep next year…