I'm in a 12-team mixed that includes some contract stuff and here's my dilemma:
I own Tulo ($ 8) and Peralta ($ 10) at SS. As it stands today, one would be my starting SS and the other my starting MI. But, if I keep Tulo at $8, he will automatically go back into the auction next season.
Here's how our contract structure works: You can only keep a player that was never a free agent during the previous season; If you draft at player at $8 in Yr1, you can keep him at $8 in Yr2, but prior to Yr3, you must give him a long-term deal or if you keep him, you cannot keep him for Yr4). A long-term deal calls for a $5 salary bump for each extra year (and if you drop a player in the middle of a long term deal, you lose half of the remaining contract value at the next auction).
Now I'm pretty high on Tulo breaking out soon, hopefully this season. But if I keep him and he busts out, I might have to pay $ 20+ next season to get him. I'm wondering if I throw him back now if I might be able to get him back next month for $ 8 to $ 10? That way, I get back my two/three years of relatively cheap shortstopness.
Peralta ($ 10) is in the same situation, although I'm less inclined to expect a breakout and more inclined to believe that I could get him back for $ 10 (or less?) if I decide to go that route.
What would you do?