well would said player HAVE to keep 8? He might do better only keeping for and taking earlier draft picks. Or he might have sized up other rosters, predicted their keepers and figures his potential with throwbacks is better?
i wouldn't boot him really. If he is active, what more do you want?
Although "the keeper mindset" is a big one.
My brother jsut got railed in my keeper. His keepers were awful: sexson, pods, haren, gagne, and barmes.
He just "overpaid" which pissed people off, but through some dump trades, now has: arod, ichiro, beltran, wells, sheets.
Some poeple just have differing ideas of how to win. Not all are equally valid, but you have to honor it.