you are correct in thinking that w/santana at $39 and wright at $42 that you have to get some players who will out earn their salaries..it is very doubtful that utley will earn $36 .. i would definitely do that trade and dump aramirez for jloney as a keeper..gallardo and loney are excellent values..that would leave you w/7 keepers = $125 (jsantana, wright, fielder, martin, tulo, loney and gallardo)..the core of 2 superstars plus a solid pfielder and 4 excellent values should line you up for a decent draft ($155 to spend)
I agree with the above posters. However, I think I would actually dump Santana at $39 for Loney at $1 and keep Aramis Ramirez for $26. I think you could get Santana for less in auction if you want him back.
We have a draft (not an auction)... Santana's value will likely be about $35 this year, so he is only slightly overpriced as a keeper. Though I have the second pick in the draft, there would be no chance of getting him back if I didn't keep him.
I'm tempted to keep Loney- great value this year- but don't know if I want to take "chances" on three or four players (Kershaw, Drew, Tulo, Loney)-- that's why keeping Hawpe- and not doing the trade- would be kind of nice. He will get his 25-30 HR and 100 rbi....
Still leaning toward the trade... trying to keep players I know I couldn't get back in the draft
I don't mind the trade at all. I'd keep Fielder and Gallardo automatically in Utley and Hawpe's spots. I believe Johan's value is just slightly overpriced too, but I think Drew can outproduce his value at $9. Loney will definitely outproduce for $1 but I think he'll still pan out to be an average CI