July 14, 2017
Players Switching Leagues in Deep AL-Only and NL-Only Leagues
The Jose Quintana trade this week is a great example of the kind of scenario that players in deep AL-only and NL-only leagues wait for all season. An impact player, imported into your league as if materializing out of thin air. Free money, basically.
Of course, you’ll have to outbid other owners in your league to acquire a player of Quintana’s caliber. Lots of owners in these leagues spend as little as they can on FAAB pickups during the first few months of the season so they’ll be in pole position when that big fish shows up in their pond. It definitely can be a successful strategy—the owner in your league who picks up Quintana this weekend will have a much stronger team next week than he did this week, adding a stud pitcher without losing a player