Hey. I am in a 13 team NL only keeper league (Auction 4X4 excluding R and K).
I inherited a crud team last year but did finish 7th by some miracle. Our salary cap is $260 for the 23 starters. I tried to make some trades to enhance my positions for this year and have some "cheap" keepers including S Victorino at $11, D Uggla at $8, and M Reynolds at $2.
This year, Ryan Howard and Brandon Phillips become free agents and I have quite a bit of cash to spend (14 players, $13.50 average per player in budget). Given my current situation, do I dare go after Howard and Phillips and focus on power and speed and actually PUNT average in a 4x4 league??
If not, are there any players that you would recommend that can offset the damage that Uggla and Reynolds would do?? (Pujols won't likely be available... Ethier, Utley, ManRam, DLee, Berkman will likely be available.) With such low salaries, Uggla and Reynolds would also be good trade bait during the season.
Oh yeah... Mr. Chris B Young won't be available... maybe I could also trade for him during the season if I punt average!!!!!
Since this is an auction league and I have a cozy budget... I can actually acquire these players if I really want to!!
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