Ottoneu Trade Deadline Preview

Pete & Chad discuss the best values from 2022 drafts

Keep or Kut – With trade deadlines fast approaching, Pete (@PeteBBaseball) and Chad (@chadyoung) talk about some recent trades they have made, the types of players they are targeting, and when it’s okay to sell, even if you look like a contender.

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1:25 – Letting the market dictate if Chad buys or sells, then swapping a $5 Aaron Ashby for $2 Alec Burleson and $1 Juan Yepez, plus a stashed Jordan Lawlar for $1 Kyle Muller and $3 Ken Waldichuk.

11:16 – Breakdowns on Burleson, Yepez and Ashby – after which Pete started an auction for Burleson in the listener league

15:53 – Chad acquires a $34 Manny Machado from Pete for $2 Miguel Vargas and $1 Darick Hall

21:30 – What about a league with no buyers? What if a “contender” wants to sell, especially in roto where winning can be all-or-nothing?

29:15 – It’s a different situation in H2H with playoffs – just get in

34:25 – Chad acquires a $52 Mookie Betts, $16 Mike Clevinger, and $1 J.D. Davis from Pete for $7 Ke’Bryan Hayes, $5 Alex Kirilloff, and $9 Jarred Kelenic, but maybe didn’t solve his biggest problem

42:15 – Pete explains the return and we break down those three players: Hayes, Kiriloff, and Kelenic

50:30 – How to handle elite RP in Ottoneu 4×4 plus philosophy on trading for RP in general, inspired by a $13 Edwin Diaz

59:59 – The types of players we target when selling

1:04:48 – The types of players we target when buying


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Chad Young

Chad is a long-time fantasy player and baseball fan, who learned to love the game watching 100 loss teams in the truly awful Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Chad writes Going Deep for Pitcher List and co-hosts the Keep or Kut podcast on the Pitcher List Podcast Network. Chad is also one of the creators of ottoneu and you can hear him on the Ottobot Podcast and read his work on FanGraphs.

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