I'm in a standard 5X5 roto league, 260 dollar cap. You can keep up to 12 players from your roster, depending on contract. Typically, you draft a player at auction, and you get that price for two years. For instance, I had 11 keepers from last year, most of which I could not keep after this season. At the beginning of the year, in the first year you keep a player, you can elect to keep them for more than one year, but you have to give them a 5 dollar raise for subsequent years, maximum of 3 years.
In this instance Hamels is actually 3 bucks, not 5. I was mistaken before.
My keeper staff projects as follows:
Liriano 5 bucks (can raise to 15 for 3 years)
Verlander 5 bucks (can raise to 15 for 3 years)
Lester 5 bucks (probably just keep him for next year at 5)
Hamels 3 bucks.
Chris Ray: 17 bucks.
I have 3 more pitching slots available. I'll have saved so much doe on cheap pitching that Johan will be affordable for me next spring.
I'll draft two other relievers and wait to the supplemental round robin to supplement the pitching staff.
Assuming I get Johnan, would you folks go into next year with this staff: