Strategy question during an auction - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Strategy question during an auction

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Strategy question during an auction

Postby NOTLOWNF » Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:48 am

Okay I'm in a 14 team keeper league and next year we are going with an auction rather than a draft. We start with $260 for 25 players. Each player we keep will cost us whatever the CBS SPORTSLINE value for that player is. So my question is about strategy, I have 8 players that are going to be pretty expensive and if I keep all 8 of them it will cost me between $180 - $220 for just those 8.

I guess my question is do I keep my expensive guys and try to find as much value as I can in the auction or do I let some of them go and go into the draft with more money but lesser keepers?
NOTLOWNF
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 133
Joined: 11 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Vermont

Re: Strategy question during an auction

Postby flloyd » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:30 pm

Personally I don't see what the point of having keepers is if you have to pay for their "market value" anyway. Might as well go into the draft with all of your dollars available and find deals there. There's a chance a few of your players might be undervalued by CBS's ranking in which case you might want to hold onto them but otherwise I think you should just keep your options open.

Note that CBS's auction values might not perfectly match your leagues' since there are different league sizes, etc. so there might be some big inefficiencies to exploit but it really would depend on your leagues' settings/size.
flloyd
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 597
Joined: 4 Jun 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Santa Monica, CA


Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Monday, Jul. 28
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

San Diego at Atlanta
(12:10 pm)
Milwaukee at Tampa Bay
(7:10 pm)
indoors
Philadelphia at NY Mets
(7:10 pm)
Washington at Miami
(7:10 pm)
indoors
Arizona at Cincinnati
(7:10 pm)
Toronto at Boston
(7:10 pm)
Colorado at Chi Cubs
(8:05 pm)
NY Yankees at Texas
(8:05 pm)
Oakland at Houston
(8:10 pm)
Pittsburgh at San Francisco
(10:15 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact