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Keep Pujols at 49?

Postby nickdemola » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:31 pm

I'm in an NL Only keeper league with about 10% inflation. Basic 23 man rosters and 260 dollar auction budget.

I have an option on Albert Pujols at 49 bucks in this league. I'm on the fence. There are values in this league like Mike Stanton at 12 and Carlos Gonzalez at 13. Thoughts?
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Re: Keep Pujols at 49?

Postby dleoboyd » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:03 pm

I'd hold onto Pujols at $49 in a $260 budget auction league. That's less than 20% of your budget for the best, safest hitter in the game. ;-D
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Re: Keep Pujols at 49?

Postby MaudDib » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:55 pm

Not a fan of it but i would probably keep him. In an NL only league he will go for at least that much. You could always try and get one of those other guys and trade Pujols later.
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Re: Keep Pujols at 49?

Postby Fantasy Addict » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:28 am

49 is the new lucky "7"
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Re: Keep Pujols at 49?

Postby Wadderboiz » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:03 am

You have to do some research with this one. Being that Pujols is the consensus top fantasy player, I'm assuming by putting him back you're intending to get him back at a cheaper price. There are a few things to consider:

- How many potential big salary players will be available in the draft? If there are other options out there, other owners may be less willing to go to that magical $50 price, and spend their money elsewhere.
- Are there other quality options at 1B? Again if there is say a Roy Halladay type of SP and say a Prince Fielder/Justin Moreau level 1B, then owners may be more willing to spend say $30 and $30 for two than $50 for one.
- Is there a Cardinal's fan in your league with a need at 1B? As much as we try to separate ourselves from our fandom, if St. Louis Joe has been waiting to own Pujols on his team, and he's out there he may be willing to push the price tag over that $49 range.
- Does your roster have bargain keepers to offset Pujols $49 price tag? In one of my leagues I'm faced with the same predicament, I have Pujols at $47, however I was also able to draft A. McCutchen as a rookie @ $5, and a few other end of the draft $1 players that have more than outperformed their price tag. This makes it easier for me to absorb the $47 Pujols salary.

Just some things to ponder with those on the fence high price guys.
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Re: Keep Pujols at 49?

Postby bigcrowleystyle » Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:15 pm

I'd keep him, but I *love* CarGo for $13....
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Re: Keep Pujols at 49?

Postby chargerss24 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:59 pm

Being a NL-Only league, that's a fair price. In our 12-team mixed auction/keeper league, he's kept at I believe 4.30 or so ($43 in rich league terms :-b ). That said, do you have the options of trading in the offseason? Could you move Pujols for two or three players to shore up areas that you need help in? I'm not an expert in league-only teams, but I think you could improve your team overall and perhaps even save a little extra money to bid on players during your auction.
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Re: Keep Pujols at 49?

Postby Remotethumb » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:30 pm

The thing is, take all those big-hitting American leaguers out of the equation and Pujols is EVEN MORE valuable!! ;-D
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