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Announcing RotoGraphs Trade Mailbag

Many people have written in to ask for advice on trades. We now have an email address rotographs+mailbag@fangraphs.com specifically (and only) for questions of this nature. This will be a work in progress initially but it will be a collective effort among all people on the RotoGraphs staff.

When you submit to the mailbag, please include all relevant details. We need to know your league parameters. Also, if you are trading different positions, like an outfielder for a pitcher, your other options at both positions are key considerations. Try to give us the most information in the fewest amount of words.

Here’s an example: In a 13-team mixed roto league I was offered Matt Garza for Carlos Lee. I have OF depth to trade Lee and my SP are Beckett, D. Davis, E. Jackson, Meche, Pelfrey, Washburn and Zito. That was 35 words and had all of the necessary information.

We will try to answer as many questions as possible but please understand that it may be impossible to respond to everyone. The first priority will be to interesting proposals that could apply to many different leagues. A two-for-two trade in a 12-team mixed roto league probably will have a better chance of being answered than a five-for-five deal in a 16-team NL-only points league.

Fire away!