I second that notion. I happen to know the value of A-rod (still one of the top 5 players in any format) and Barry Bonds.
When I need help it is in regard to less heralded SS's, 2B's, etc... to round out my backups or cover injuries in competetive $$ leagues.
Last night there where about 5 post regarding Mantei in the Trade/Waivers/Keeper forum.
I inquired about who to drop for John Patterson, ended up dropping Jose Cruz and am comfortable I made the right move, I asked just because I help others there and enjoy the correspondence when I make roster moves on my team.
My inquiry got no response and all the Mantei posts got multiple
Even in twelve team leagues if stop gap middle infielders and 5th rotation SP moves dont factor into your fantasy standings then your league just isnt that competetive.
"Son we would like to keep you around here but were trying to win a pennant this year."