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Postby ratking20 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:15 am

its my second year in this type of league
auction 5x5 $260 with contracts(3 year max) +$5, +$3, +$2
we can keep 4-8 players, im keeping 7 as of now
but the 7 players take up $154 of my salary
AM I SCREWING MYSELF BY DOING THAT?????????

my keepers
braun $40
ellsbury $25
fielder $35
zimmerman $18
ackley $6
harper $8
.........
felix.hernandez $22

i have 17 more players to fill up my roster
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Re: auction help? keeper league?

Postby silverZ » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:48 am

I don't see anyone of those deals as over priced. IF you threw any of them back they would go for the same price, or more. Ellsbury and Zimmerman are great values at those prices. Focus on getting a couple mid tier pitchers and a couple closers, throw in some cheap hitters and you're good to go. IF you really want to have more money for the auction you can trade your high dollar players for cheap upside guys like Moore/Hosmer/Lawrie/etc depending on their contract.
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Re: auction help? keeper league?

Postby Urban Cohorts » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:54 am

ratking20 wrote:its my second year in this type of league
auction 5x5 $260 with contracts(3 year max) +$5, +$3, +$2
we can keep 4-8 players, im keeping 7 as of now
but the 7 players take up $154 of my salary
AM I SCREWING MYSELF BY DOING THAT?????????


No, you aren't :-D

A lot of your contracts look good. I think Braun is just about right. The others look like they have favorable contracts and should exceed the price you are paying for them, so that is a plus. Harper seems reasonable at $8 as well. He won't help you this year, but hopefully in years 2 and 3 he will.
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Re: auction help? keeper league?

Postby CadensDad » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:22 am

Ehhh not the worst keeper list out there. You have plenty to build on, and like most these guys said they would go for more if they went back in the pool.
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Re: auction help? keeper league?

Postby footballisbetter.com » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:02 pm

ratking20 wrote:my keepers
braun $40
ellsbury $25
fielder $35
zimmerman $18
ackley $6
harper $8
.........
felix.hernandez $22

i have 17 more players to fill up my roster

It's a great start to a lineup.
I really don't think Braun and Fielder are bargains though. There prices seem to be about what the would probably go for.
Ellsbury, Zimmerman, Ackley and Felix are well below their going rate.
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Re: auction help? keeper league?

Postby MaudDib » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:22 pm

footballisbetter.com wrote:
ratking20 wrote:my keepers
braun $40
ellsbury $25
fielder $35
zimmerman $18
ackley $6
harper $8
.........
felix.hernandez $22

i have 17 more players to fill up my roster

It's a great start to a lineup.
I really don't think Braun and Fielder are bargains though. There prices seem to be about what the would probably go for.
Ellsbury, Zimmerman, Ackley and Felix are well below their going rate.


Braun and Fielder are the two that jumped out at me as well. A lot depends on what you think your league will do at draft time. Do you think Braun and Fielder are likely to go at this price at auction? If so then keep them if not then dump them.

Personally I would probably keep one of the two and then see what happens at auction. So I would probably keep Braun and let Fielder go and see if I can get him back cheaper or with the extra cash use it for a bunch of better players.
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Re: auction help? keeper league?

Postby jefferey13 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:39 pm

Just looking at it from a numbers stand point you can measure risk vs reward of keeping or letting them go.

For instance you have braun for $40, but you assume in your league he could for as little as $34 or as high $42,that would average out $38, which would imply you should throw him back and risk $2 to save $6. Also this would in effect make him cheaper to keep next year and allow you to restart his keeper limits. This could be applied to all players on your list.
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