An owner in one of my leagues asked for help with the below email, and I knew exactly where to go...thanks for your help guys.
I could use a 2nd opinion on my keepers in a salary cap league. The total auction amount I have is 260 with keepers (including inflation). Below I have included rules of inflation and a link to my keeper page that shows last years amount I drafted each guy.
Each team is allowed 5 keepers, a keeper may also be referred to as a player signed to a contract. When keeping a player, one may choose to sign said player to a contract covering 1-4 years. Once a player's contract expires, the player is thrown back into the draft pool and is not eligible to be re-signed to another contract.
The different contracts to which players can be signed break down as follows:
1 year deal: $5 inflation
2 year deal: $4 inflation in year one, $7 inflation in year two
3 year deal: $3 inflation in year one, $6 inflation in year two, $10 inflation in year three
4 year deal: $3 inflation in year one, $5 inflation in year two, $9 inflation in year three, $12 inflation in year four
All inflation is based upon the initial keeper price, meaning it is not compounded.
If you sign a player to a contract, that player must be kept throughout his entire contract. If you signed a player to a four year deal, you would have to ride him out until his contract expired regardless of how awful his performance may be.
Players under contract may be dropped, but the team dropping said player will still be responsible for his salary in future years and this player will take up a keeper slot for said team until his contract expires.
A player under contract is allowed to be traded, but the team he is traded to must honor his contract
A team is not allowed to commit to more than 5 players under contract during any given year. Meaning, if I had already owned five players with multiple years left on their contracts (Or one year left during the offseason), I would not be able to trade for a player with multiple years left on his contract (one year during the offseason). The only situation in which an owner could make said trade, is a situation in which the owner possessed an amnesty and would be able to shave his keepers total to 5 for the next season. It would be legal for that owner to trade for a player with an expiring contract during the season (even if he was out of amnesties), because the team would have no obligation to that player next season.
Each team will be given an amnesty immediately after the 2013 season comes to a close. Teams will then be given an amnesty once every 2 years (in 2015, 2017, etc.). Amnesties will effectively knock a contract off the books. However, it will come at a cap hit of 20% of the players salary for each year in which he was signed.http://games.espn.go.com/flb/clubhouse? ... sonId=2013
I can select up tp 5 but only mandate 3..My thought is
Kershaw for 4 years @ 44,46,50,53
Harper for 4 years @ 10,12,16,19
Altuve for 4 years @ 6,8,12,15
Darvish for 3 years @ 16,19,23
Gio for 2 years @ 18,21
This uses 94 of my 260 leaving 166 to fill team this season.
I think a trio of good pitching will anchor my staff, hoping to grab rp...However I need alot in slg,hr rbi if I go this way in a 6x6...