Eight weeks left in the regular season! Just like with real teams, now is the time to address your needs.
Did anyone even notice there was a trade this week? Frankly as commissioner I was a little surprised that no one down voted it. I did get one death threat message in the RDM dugout during a Mets game, but other than that, pretty quiet. If you don’t like a trade, down-vote it. 4 down votes forces the commissioner (currently me) to make the final call and most likely my final call will be to reject it. Let’s take a look at the 2 trades that have occurred in the league and how they have fared so far.
“Texas I’m Stuck In” traded Andre Ethier and Adam Wainwright to “Dickey’s Disciples” for Adam Dunn and Tommy Hanson.
So far since the trade Ethier has scored 138 points and is now injured and Wainwright has scored 110 points. Dunn has scored 174.5 points and Hanson has scored 120.5 since the trade. So far the advantage goes to team “Texas I’m Stuck In”.
“Snukes” traded Lance Lynn and Mat Latos to “Niese’s Nose” for Miguel Cabrera. So far Cabrera has scored 9 points, and Latos pulled in 36.5 points in his last start while Lynn put up -10. If Neise’s Nose chose to start Latos he would have had enough points to win his week.
The trade went down pretty quick and as I have been saying, at this point in the game it is the best way to address holes in your lineup. For me, my teams offense is middle of the pack while I have an excellent pitching staff. I took a look at which teams had a glaring weakness in pitching and asked Neise’s Nose if he wanted to make something happen. The Nose sent out a first offer for Cueto and Latos for Sandoval and Hart, but I wanted to do something a little more impactful so I countered with Cain for Cabrera. The Nose wanted to get two pitchers and his counter offer is what won. Figuring out what you and other teams need will always render a more successful transaction over throwing crap at the wall hoping that something sticks.