Here is a great question I got today through the email that I think everyone is asking. Not so much as to the trade itself, but more on what to do about Emilio Bonifacio. Is E-Bone (That's what we'll call him from here on out) for real or a fluke?
This email is about a trade offer of E-Bone for a Closer. I won't name the closer just in case the other half of this deal reads this blog, so we'll call him [closer].
Dear Fantasy Man, I am a long-time reader in need of some advice. I recently picked up Emilio Bonafacio in a number of leagues. What would you say to trading him for [closer]? He seems like he is at or approaching peak value because of his hot start. What are your thoughts on selling high on him? Thank you.
Thanks for the email. Your thought process is solid. If you make that move for [closer] it won't be a bad move. I happen to like E-Bone and obviously the Marlins do too being they released a potential 40HR guy in Dallas McPherson and sent Gabby Sanchez back to the minors. So, I am thinking E-Bone could be a steal off the wire and he's batting at the top of the order which is nice. I'm definitely somewhat sold on E-Bone. You could go either way here though. Look at your team from afar for a minute. Bonifacio can steal 50+ with 500+ AB so its tough for me to trade that upside. [Closer] has talent but the [Team] blows so you may find that Bonifacio is more important to your team right now than [closer]. But, if you have a ton of steals already and you lack saves, then yes, thats a no brainer deal and one I would make for the closer while E-Bone's value is high. If you have 2 closers already plus [closer], I'd probably keep Bonifacio for now or at least until he cools and then reassess the situation.
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