12 teams, 5x5. Must keep exactly 10 each year, but no limit to how long players can be kept.
C 1B Albert Pujols 2B Dustin Pedroia 3B Jose Bautista SS Elvis Andrus LF Michael Morse CF Matt Kemp RF Justin Upton Util Jacoby Ellsbury Util Jay Bruce Bench - Ben Zobrist, Aramis Ramirez, Nick Swisher, Andre Ethier, Kendrys Morales
SP - Clayton Kershaw, Cole Hamels, Matt Moore, Ricky Romero, Adam Wainwright, Roy Oswalt, Aroldis Chapman RP - Brandon League, Rafael Betancourt
The 10 highlighted guys would be my keepers as of right now.
I could deal Bruce & Moore for Braun. The offer is on the table. Maybe a few draft picks change hands, but those guys would be the main players.
I don't think I really *NEED* Braun, but he would give me some nice positional flexibility, since I'd be giving an RF for an LF, allowing me to use that UTIL spot in other ways. I'd also have to pick some other player among the non-highlighted players to make my 10th keeper, and the vacant UTIL spot gives me options there.
I'm very high on both Bruce and Moore, and in a league where we can keep players forever, the idea of having Moore for a decade+ is pretty much the only thing that's kept me from already pulling the trigger. But I shouldn't let that stop me from doing this deal, should I?
Honestly, you don't need another pick til Round 23 with that team. But yea, make the deal for Braun and then keep Andrus or Morse. Heck it doesn't really matter who your 10th keeper is with Pujols, Bautista, Braun, Kemp, Upton, and so forth on the same team.
Let's see -best player in baseball FOR UNKNOWN ROOKIE ND DECENT BAD AVERAGE POUTFIELDER. oH YEAH - IDEA IS TO WIN THIS YEAR AND WORRY ABOUT THE FUTURE IN THE FUTURE. I would make the trade in a hearbeat.