J35J wrote:Stop spending $40 on players.
took the words right out of my mouth +
I'd put my Max at $30 and even then I'd be very hesitant to spend that much on a single player. In one of my $260 leagues, I had a guy spend $50 on Pujols one year and another guy spent $42 for A rod. Needless to say, neither team finished in first place.
I don't think that holds in a keeper league with discounts. Lots of owners will be sitting on extra cash and will be willing to spend it.
That said, to the original poster, josh Hamilton would never be worth $40. One season does not make a top 5 guy. His second half fade should give you pause also. I know he's not available, but if you're thinking he's worth $40 than you may need to reevaluate your assessments.
The goal is to get more value than you're paying for. Hamilton could have an amazing year and still not return $40. You don't want to pay for a player's ceiling.
No matter what the setup the only two players I'd go over 40 for are arod and pujols. And if I didn't have keeper discounts I'd take arod off that list.