Originally Posted by Coeus
Okay first with this trade you will have to drop one of your current roster to making room for the second starting pitcher.
With Lincecum is definately a case of buying low, he has had an awful start to the season. At his best he delivers tons of Ks, low ERA and WHIP. Not as many wins cause his teams offense is not great. Romero is the the number one guy in Toronto and will get tons of run support so will probably win more games. He plays in the AL east which means he'll face alot of tough matchups so his ERA will probably end up higher than Timmys. His Ks will be less and the WHIP figures over the last few seasons look to be similar.
Danks is the makeweight in the deal, he is a solid enough starter, if this was a 12 man league he would probably be off the board meaning he is deffo worth having in a 16 man league. He would add depth and extra starts to your pitching. Both guys (Danks and Romero) start tonight so when can check out how they did in the morning...
I was just about to post at the same time...
I think you're dead right on the size of the league making a difference. In deeper leagues (14/16 man) the value above replacement for players like Romero and Danks would be higher (as in to drop them the free agent pool will have less options for an alternative, in which case 2 solid starters could be considered better than an elite pitcher and AN Other from the FA pool)
...as I say it depends on the size of the league and the other starters you have available, and the player pool.
Personally I would have Lincecum. To do the trade, you would have to drop one SP player as mentioned above. What I would do is evaluate Lincecum and that player v Romero and Danks, and then pick the best free agent SP and evaluate him and Lincecum v the 2. Depending on the size of the league I think you'll find that you might have a decent player already on roster, or the opportunity to get another. (is Danny Duffy available in your league...?)
Either way you have to be comfortable with your team afterwards...