I get 5 keepers at the end of this year, and was wondering if it was worth picking up Posey for $1 to stash away for next year.
Currently, I have a huge reserve of guys who will be good keepers (We get 5 total): * - starter Alex Gordon* - $1 Domonic Brown* - $1 Mike Moustakas* - $1 Dustin Ackley - $1 Allan Graig - $1 Anthony Rizzo* - $1 Dee Gordon - $4 Miguel Montero* - $5 Brett Lawrie - $8 (through trade)
It's a weekly league, so I don't need a deep bench. I'm wondering whether I should use my last bench spot on Posey or to stash someone like Cody Ross, Travis Snider, or Charlie Blackmon in case Rizzo/Ackley crash and burn.
Need more details about auction keeper format ($260 salary I assume, but how long can you keep guys, what kind of raises do you need to give them etc.), and the rest of your team would be helpful. A lot of these guys are studs
I'd definitely grab him. I poached him in my auction-keeper when his owner cut him and his $31 salary. Will cost me $5 if I have him next year on a one-and-done K, and can have him for 10-14-18 if I give him a three year deal. It looks like for the format you have, Posey could be even more of a steal.
C Miguel Montero, Ari C - $5 1B Albert Pujols, StL 1B - $44 2B Howard Kendrick, LAA 2B, 1B, OF - $9 3B Mike Moustakas, KC 3B - $1 SS Jose Reyes, NYM - $14 2B/SS Dee Gordon, LAD SS - $4 1B/3B Ryan Howard, Phi 1B - $24 OF Alex Gordon, KC OF - $1 OF Domonic Brown, Phi OF - $1 OF Justin Upton, Ari OF - $25 OF Brennan Boesch, Det OF - $2 UTIL Anthony Rizzo, SD 1B - $1 Bench Dustin Ackley, Sea 2B - $1 Bench Brett Lawrie, Tor 2B - $8 Bench Empty DL Allen Craig*, StL OF - $1 -------------------------------------------
P Brandon Morrow , Tor SP - $10 P Drew Storen, Was RP - $5 P Jason Vargas, Sea SP (My streamer - to get a 2 start pitcher) - $1 P Paul Maholm, Pit SP (My streamer - to get a 2 start pitcher) - $1 SP CC Sabathia, NYY SP - $24 SP Johnny Cueto, Cin SP - $3 RP John Axford, Mil RP- $9 RP Jordan Walden, LAA RP -$8 Bench - Shaun Marcum, Mil SP - $12 DL - Josh Johnson, Fla SP - $21
League rules - 5 keepers, salary increases $3 first year, $5 subsequent years - $260 ESPN auction league
Basically, I stashed a few lot of guys on the bench and as they got called up, picked up more prospects. Also, got a little lucky in some case like with Cueto being dropped because he didn't fit on the previous owner's DL list.
I have no shortage of high value keepers that I can keep for next year, so I'm wondering if Posey is worth the bench spot (or if he'll recover fully to be worth picking as a keeper over guys like Cueto, Mous, Gordon, Brown, Rizzo, etc.
TheDanBeyer wrote:why wouldn't you keep reyes and upton? you got great value on those players...Howard has some nice value there, also.
to me it looks like you only need 2 more keepers. Keeping any combination of Rizzo, Mous, Brown, Lawrie. i dont see any reason to get posey.
Agree with all of this, except for the part about no reason to get Posey. I want Reyes, Upton, Posey and Moose for sure in future years at these prices. Then Howard OR Brown/Lawrie (or Rizzo if he really out produces the other two this year), depending on whether or not you want to make a run at it that year or keep building for the future.
Posey is too good of a thing at catcher in future years to pass up instead of these other prospects who haven't shown it at the ML level yet. He will come back from this injury just fine. Posey for $4/$9/$14 over the next three years is a great opportunity, especially with having to make no long term commitment right away.