So I am in a 12-team Ottoneu (traditional 5x5) league that is just finishing it's first year. For those of you who aren't familiar with Ottoneu, it has 40 man rosters, with a $400 budget, and salaries rise by $2 each year for major leaguers. You have 5 SP, 5 RP, full hitter lineup, but with 5 OF a MI and a UTIL. Notice the higher budget, salaries should (and are) higher than what you would see in an auction league with a $260 budget.
My toughest keeper decision is Justin Upton. He would cost $45 next year. I already have Mike Stanton at $43 and Josh Hamilton at $29, as well as Brett Gardner at $13 and Melky Cabrera at $11.
So I'm leaning towards letting Upton go, but it's hard, as I expect him to rebound next year, but he can't go too far beyond $45 right?