The art of the fantasy baseball trade

How to see offers through the eyes of your team, not other teams

Updated: June 5, 2012, 12:40 PM ET
By Todd Zola | Mastersball.com
Imagine this: One fine day you sit down at your computer, open your inbox and click on the email with the subject line "Trade Offer." And the email reads, "Any interest in Emilio Bonifacio for Troy Tulowitzki or Miguel Cabrera?"

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Unbelievable, right? I mean, not only is Bonifacio not even in the same stratosphere as M-Cab or Tulo in terms of fantasy value, but he's also out 4-6 weeks following thumb surgery! Sigh. So you consider your options. Perhaps just taking the high road and ignoring this fool is the right thing to do. But that's no fun. Maybe countering with your Luke Hochevar for their Clayton Kershaw will get the message across. The heck with that! This bozo just insulted you with a ridiculous low-ball offer; time to paste this nonsense on the league message board.


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