Fantasy baseball Trade Tips: Buy Heisey, sell Marmol
Life is about negotiation.
Let's say a co-worker brings in two-dozen doughnuts. In your heart, you know you want two to start and two to pocket for later, but you can't do that unless you're comfortable with your co-workers making oinking sounds and dubbing you "Snacks." So I -- er, you -- have to be smart about it. Eat one, offer to split another with somebody and then walk away. An hour later, swing by the boxes to check if that chocolate glazed looks a little lonely. No one will mind if it disappears after everyone has gotten a shot. You might not end up with the four doughnuts you originally desired, but two-and-a-half is a lot better than the zero you had when the day began.
We'll try to provide similar value each week by breaking down the best and worst trade targets in fantasy baseball.
This is Week 1, when the savvy owner patiently assess his or her team. It's a little early to jettison someone you drafted, but, c'mon, you didn't come here for a "time will tell" lecture. Let's take a look at a few names who could be moved if the price is right. If you want advice on a specific player or trade scenario, ask me a question on Twitter and you could be featured in next week's Trade Tips column.
Over the course of his career, Sabathia has posted a career-worst 4.18 ERA in April. Further, his 2.24 strikeout-to-walk ratio is also lowest in the opening month. Like anything that big, Sabathia takes time to get rolling, and this year will be no different. The Yankees' offense will start to get healthier and find a rhythm; the weather will warm up; the opponents will get weaker. Sabathia isn't Cy Young material, but he remains dependable workhorse material. Keep him.