MadDog36 wrote:I'd just take the last deal and run quick.
Dylan Bundy and Nick Castellanos is a great deal if you ask me.
Especially since they don't count against your cap.
Though if you have to keep them "freely" til their ready remember their net cost at that point. But still.
Saunders has some mid-end OF appeal in AL only leagues as a 3rd or 4th OF so and he's cheap at 2 bucks. He can provide you with a 25/20 season potentially and for 2 bucks I"d take that. he's kind of like Coco Crisp was in his prime, some power and speed but not such a great BA. Though with the fences coming up that's why I'm projecting him for a couple of extra homers and in a full season of ABs he might eclipse 20ish SB and push for 100 RBI if he can get hot and hit in a valuable position, they will need his bat to compete. Though Castellanos does kinda not really fill a position of need for you. That is the only downside here if you ask me. Long term he'll be your utility bat. You'll need to work on acquiring 2 closers, some kind of SS (whatever you can get) and another good young arm and your team at least IMO will be set.
Make sure you acquire a closer or two in the draft (go cheaply).
What are players at will be available at your positions of need?
Thanks for your response. Castellanos would probably be an outfielder for me, since De Aza's contract runs up at the end of the year. I can't determine who exactly will be available at each position, because I don't know who is going to get thrown back when we make final keepers.
But here are the current free agents at the positions I need.
SS: Reyes, Hardy, Nakajima, Lowrie, Nunez...I imagine Aybar, Andrus, Jeter, Alexei and Yunel will be thrown back
MI: Cano, Altuve, Beckham...I imagine Kinsler and Pedroia will be thrown back
RP: Jim Johnson, Mariano, Hanrahan, Nathan, Janssen, Madson/Ernesto, Rondon, whoever Houston decides to be their closer *I should be able to pick up two of them cheap...I got Broxton and Perez last year for a total of $13.
SP: There's a good amount of depth out there