Another week and another healthy helping of goodness, baseball is well under way with what can finally be considered a “worth-while” sample size. By now, you have had enough time to watch baseball games, dissect saber-stats, and formulate a nice feel for your team and league. It is the primetime to find an unsatisfied owner and score some fine product; the perfect opportunity to pry away some prime real estate at Target prices.
Unfortunately for this week, I have no new trades to report in the Denslow Cup. I have been in negotiations on a couple deals involving some weight…Jose Bautista, Chipper Jones, Joey Votto, Yovani Gallardo, and C.C. Sabathia. Not that these are all guys I will be talking about in this article, but I just love negotiating with other owners to find out how their opinions have changed on different guys and see if I can bring back a guy, or two, for under market value.
Speaking of negotiating, I can speak enough on how important it is to love the hunt as much as the kill. In order to pull off successful trades, it requires many discussions and proposals with different owners in your league. If your mind has changed on guys you drafted, be sure that the same has happened all across the league. Knowing how certain players on the fringe of bust or bounce-back years are being reevaluated is key to hitting pay dirt. The following is a list of great Trade Bait.