My attempts to make a trade to pick up a couple young pitchers for Street has fallen by the wayside. I'm seeking a couple trades to add average. I'm looking to add it at second base or to replace Jenkins in the outfield. I don't see any reason to replace any of the other guys. First base and catcher would cost me too much to make it actually worth it. I know I'm taking gambles here but without any of the big power guys I need Barajas (and his 20 HRs) and Fielder who ought to hit 25 or 30.
Additionally, it's getting close to panic time (already) because MacDougal went down for a month and I wasn't able to add Burgos, this sort of makes me want to quit my job so I can focus solely on fantasy baseball, . Burgos may very well take the closer role away from MacDougal so this leaves me, at least for a month with one closer. I'm scouring the free agent list and there's not much there...Hermanson, Linebrink, Duchserer, Farnsworth, Howry, Rincon, Polite, Batista, Sosa, Saenz, Looper, Wheeler, Betancourt...etc.
Trades I'm working on:
Street, Hernandez and Clement for Luis Castillo, Trevor Hoffman and Chris Ray. (This trade is looking promising and helpful for me)
Street and Burnett for Grady Sizemore and Jose Valverde. (This trade is not looking the best for me anymore. We've been working out that second pitcher I'm giving up. He wants Felix Hernandez but that's of course not happening. But I'd love to add Sizemore because it should help my AVG and he'd be great trade bait later)
That's all for now. Just under 2 weeks to solve these problems before the season!