Prince and Pujols went for a crazy amount because they were added to the AL last year and were by far the best free agents available. Teams going into the draft cut their payrolls in order to draft one. I actually drafted Prince at $65. I had a really low payroll. We have a limited bench, so most minor league player (like trout) at the time do not get drafted until late usually for $1 or picked up later in the season.
My problem with keeping Pedroia is that I could just throw him back into the draft and probably get him for cheaper if I wanted him. I really want to make another play on Pujols and Prince so adding about $40 to my payroll would diminish my chances. If I pick one of them up my team will be pretty stacked for an AL only team. I appreciate all the input, it is making me think about different scenarios. Hopefully, I can pull off one more trade. Pedroia has to have some value