Originally Posted by breakz
Replied on league wall. Cliff's notes: I essentially traded Aaron Hill for Alexei Ramirez. That's called "buying low," and it wins leagues!
Hell, why would Steve drop a guy like Ramirez when he's essentially Hill + 15 SBs and multiple eligibility? Also, Ramirez started off exactly the same last year: cold as ice. Also: you just dropped an ace for Russel Branyan. Who you'll drop in two weeks when A-Rod comes back. Someone with great waiver priority just guaranteed himself 1st place for the second half of the season. =/
Ok... well, as long as you have a reason. It looks like a relative statistical wash AVG-wise right now, but Hill looks to be having a breakout year and is swinging a MUCH hotter bat right now. But you are in last place, and therefore desperate to make some moves.
Honestly, I hope it doesn't work out for either of you. But if it had to work out for someone, I'd rather it was you. I just dropped an "ace" because he's out six to eight weeks, and then who knows after that? It was a risky pickup and it didn't pan out. I'm pulling the plug and moving on. If someone wants to hang on to Webb until July, and then take a flyer that he's going to feel good throwing, be my guest. He has a throwing shoulder strain and fluid in the rotator joint. I don't like it so I dropped him. An ace that doesn't pitch for at least one and possibly two+ more months is not someone I want to hang on to at the moment. And as for who I will be dropping for A-rod... i guess you'll just have to see.