I'm Totally screwed at third base.
12 team H2H 5X5 - Keep 4 - Salary Cap $255 - 23 man roster
C Suzuki ($14)
1B Tex ($16) - we get 1 player half price, so $16 instead of $33
2B Zobrist ($10)
SS Tulo ($22)
OF A. Dunn ($20)
OF M. Bourn ($15)
OF T. Snider ($5) or Colby Rasmus ($7)
DH Votto ($16)
SP J. Sanatan ($25)
SP T. Hanson ($13)
SP U. Jimenez ($16)
SP Strasburg ($1) (if he starts)
RP M. Gonzalez ($5)
RP O. Dotel ($1)
I have plenty of cap space ($68) but don't want to blow it all if I don't have to (of course) . The top 3B are gone. My instincts say take Beltre at $8, then try to take some youngster like Brett Wallace at $1 or David Freese ($2) to back him up. That way I can get 1 more solid pitcher (Dempster, Jurrjens) and 1 more solid OF (maybe Vlad, Manny, Ibanez) Chipper is there but expensive ($18).Cantu is there ($13) A complete list:
Troy Glaus (qualifies) ($7)
Alex Gordon ($9)
Last but not least, I could shoot my wad and buy 2B Aaron Hill for a whooping ($28) and slide Zobrist over to 3B to solve my problem.
I'd like to give a big thanks to everyone out there for assisting me through my slow draft. As usual it's a big help to settle those "50/50" type situations you're in. Plus you can get locked in and quit thinking clearly during a slow draft, so to get other perspectives is helpful and the cafe is the best place to get knowledgeable answers. I am about finished with my draft this year---I'm not thrilled with my team but I can work with it.
That being said, after my draft is over, i will, as always, be on here to help in any way I can to answer other's questions. I figure I'm especially useful in salary-cap and value (sleeper type) questions so look for me!