Don Ford asks:
I was just offered C.J. Wilson for Micheal Bourn (eight-team 5x5 roto). I don't really NEED saves or steals. I have plenty of other closers, but I also have Juan Pierre. Should I pull the trigger? Maybe I can flip Wilson to another team for an upgrade at Catcher or 3B?
Bob Taylor answers:
Don, this sounds like the perfect time to try and make two trades at once. Personally, I wouldn't trade Bourn for Wilson, especially if you've already got saves covered, UNLESS you can immediately flip Wilson for a catcher or third baseman.
So before you pull the trigger on this trade, why not start approaching other managers in the league who do need a closer? If you find a trade there that works, make a handshake deal, and then go swap Bourn for Wilson. But there's no need to make that trade unless you've got something else already lined up.