cap at 95 mil for each team, in the () are FA years of the player, 2008 means they expire after the 2008 season. In order to retain guys after they expire, you either pay them around market price(good SP=15-20mil a year for 3-5 years) or you franchise him for 11mil and 2 years. I'm the A's(read: I'm cheap)
Kind of doing what the real A's are doing here. Except not as drastic. I did went to the WS last year and lead the AL in regular season play. I figure I need to save some bullet just in case I'm good again this year. So this is not a complete rebuild. Just some retooling.
Jeremy Bonderman $400,000(2008)
Wil Ledezma $300,000 (2008)
Jack Cust $300,000(2008)
I think Parra, if healthy, can fill in Bonderman's shoe at least decently. Hopefully he'll outperform Bonderman's number last year, but then again, I dropped Bonderman from my MLB roster for that last horrible stretch so his value was probably a 4.2ERA for me. Gindl looks promising but is far away. Farris is just a generic middle infield prospect.
Deal 2, I have an of of Rios, Holliday, Ethier and Swisher already. I think at least 3 of them will work out and hopefully the 4th and Chris Shelton and Ryan Shealy(I have Ortiz starting at 1B) will fill in the Util role fine. Plus I got Michael Bourn in the minors that could contribute soon. So I'm dealing from depth here. Now Cust's power production might not be replaced, but I do get a good spec out of Smoker and I could use some RP help sometime soon in Adam Carr.
Thoughts? Or additional details on the players? Thanks in advance.
Are you interested in joining a 28 teams dynasty league? If so, PM me.