Players like Josh Hamilton and Stephen Strasburg are terrific assets in fantasy baseball, but based on their production so far, they might be most valuable to you if they end up on somebody else's team.
Especially in roto leagues, it's important to remember that in fantasy baseball, we pay for stats, not players. All we're trying to do is accumulate production across select statistical categories.
No player paces his production perfectly over the season; a shrewd owner will take advantage of this rhythm.
We're roughly one-fifth of the way through the baseball season. If a player on your team has already delivered half of the production you expected him to contribute for the season as a whole, there's no reason not to trade him.
Over the time that you've had that player, you've already gotten more than you paid for. It only makes sense to flip that asset for someone with greater upside the rest of the way.