Got a deal on the table for Howard ($20 protectable through 2010, not extendable)
Other owner offered Votto and Billingsley
Votto ($8 thru 2009, extendable @ $5 per year) probably would extend him 1 more year so his 09 salary would become $13... I really like Votto going into his prime soon. He was a beast in the 2nd half... if he holds his gains for a whole season his #s could be solid. Obviously a step down production from Howard, but a pretty good replacement with much better BA/SB potential
Billingsley ($6 thru 2009, extendable @ $5 per year) probably extend for 2 more years so his 09 salary would be $16...
If I pulled the trigger I'd probably drop J Sanchez to get my 15 keepers.
The cheapest bottom end top pitchers at draft last year were Harang ($39), C Zambrano ($38), Haren ($38). A few guys have a lot of $$ to spend this year so it will probably be the same type of overpaying for top pitching. If I keep Reyes, it will take me out of the running for a top ace, so Billingsley would give me a solid/young staff and I figure I would not need to overpay for an ace. I also traded away $22 worth of salary for 09 to win this league last year, so I don't have much $ left to work with.
What are your guys thoughts?
Am I giving up too much to make this deal...
Here's my current keeper list:
standard NL 5x5 $280 (traded $22 in salary so I'm down to $258 for 09)
Can keep a max of 15
C Martin, Russell LA $1,700,000
C Doumit, Ryan PIT $500,000
1B Howard, Ryan PHI $2,000,000
2B Lopez, Felipe STL $100,000
SS Reyes, Jose NYM $5,300,000
CM Fielder, Prince MIL $1,600,000
OF Bourn, Michael PHI $500,000
OF Braun, Ryan MIL $2,500,000
OF Pence, Hunter HOU $2,000,000
P Gonzalez, Mike ATL $500,000
P Johnson, Josh FLA $500,000
P Lilly, Ted CHC $1,100,000
P Sanchez, Jo O. SF $500,000
P Scherzer, Max AZ $1,300,000
P Gallardo, Yov MIL $1,600,000
Last edited by Fielder's Buffet on Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:52 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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