Hey guys. I'm in a 12-team roto (standard + OBP/Holds) auction keeper league and our keeper values are now locked in. I'm currently $2.00 over the $26 budget. I'm strong in pitching, but rather 'ho hum' in offense. Looking to make improvements there, while get at or under $26 before our auction in March. We can keep all we want in our active lineup as long as we don't over our budget. Here's my team:
C- Navarro ($0.10), Clement (($0.10)
1B - Fielder ($2.90)
2B - Cano ($1.50)
SS - Rollins ($1.20)
3B - Longoria ($1.80)
MI - Kendrick ($0.80)
CI - Adam LaRoche (($0.60)
OF - Bruce ($0.90), Rios ($1.80), Markakis ($2.60)
U - Ellsbury ($1.70), Sandoval ($0.60), Blalock, ($0.10)
SP - Greinke ($1.60), Price, ($0.70), Hamels ($2.60), J. Santana ($2.70), Peavy ($2.00)
RP - Ryan ($0.70), Wood ($0.80), Chris Perez ($0.10), Madson ($0.10)
Bench - Pelfrey ($0.10)
, Slowey ($0.70)
After fidning owners with needs, here's some trade scenerio's involving players they are interested in from my team:
1. I trade Peavy (2.00) and Kendrick (0.80) to The Evil Empire for Utley (1.90) - $28.00 to $27.10 (0.90 saved) Doubt he'll trade, but he's in dire need of pitching. (He's got Phillips to replace Utley at second should he trade)
2. I trade Markakis (2.60) and Pelfrey (0.10) to The M&M Boys for Votto (1.80) - $27.10 to $26.30 (0.80 saved) NOTE: Pelfrey is on my bench and doesn't count toward my budget.
He likes this trade, but I'm trying to push Slowey on him so I can keep Pelfrey for a dime since I'd be moving a pitcher.
3a. I trade Ellsbury (1.70) to Red Sox for Nate McLouth (1.40) - $26.30 to $26.00 (0.30 saved) Initially, He said McLouth is off the block, but with him being in need of SB's, I threw Ellsbury out and he's interested in the offer and said he'd have to think about it.
3b. I trade Ellsbury (1.70) to The Bench Warmers for Aramis Ramirez (1.70) - $26.30 to $26.30 PUSH. I discovered his desire to move A-Ram for SB's.
Now if these trades go through I will be at or near the $26 budget with one pitching spot to fill. I can either add LaRoche in a deal or outright drop him into the auction pool to put me at either $25.40 (trade 3a) or $25.70 (trade 3b) with an open SP and Utility spot open to bid on in the auction.
What do you all think about these trades? I think I did the math right.
WHIR as always!!!!