I like to float a trade with a guy who isn’t going to howl to the moon that you’ve offered pocket lint to for his first born. And I shoot high, of course.
I’d start by asking for someone big like an Alou or a Burrell. The worst they can say is no. I would just think that Hermida or Murton might end up being the offers accepted.
I also judge trades based on what I would have thought about it on draft day. I’ve done three trades this year, and all of them I would have over the moon for on draft day:
1. Farnsworth (24th round) and Kearns (18th) for Street (7th)
2. Mulder (12th) for K-Rod (5th)
3. R. Hernandez (13th) for Burrell (8th).
Don’t be afraid to make offers that get rejected. People will howl, but you don’t have to get bothered by it.
PhillyBooster, you should join me over at http://www.fantasybaseball.com. Those message boards are a lot busier than these ones here for fantasy talk.
Also, what do you think of my trade today: R. Hernadez for Burrell?