In an auction, A-Rod goes way to high. He brought $60 in our league last year. If the Rangers encouraged him to steal bases he might be worth that, but with that kind of investment they can't afford the risk of him running on the base paths.
Who knows where Tejada will end up, but I doubt he will get off to the terrible start he did this year - where ever he is.
Nomar is being rumored as possible trade bait. Where he ends up could have a significant impact on his value.
Jeter is still a liability in the field, but that .317 lifetime BA is very attractive. Rumor is they plan to move him to third in the batting order which would improve his RBIs. I'm not yet convinced the Yankees won't go after Tejada, possibly move Jeter to 2B and send Soriano to the outfield where he probably belongs.
Renteria is a proven producer who can help anyone's team.
Mike Sweeney says, without hesitation, "Angel Berroa is the best kept secret on our team (Royals)." He won't be available in our keeper league because some idiot (wanna guess who?) traded him for Aaron Boone.
I can't recall the name, it's in an article here in the cafe I think, but there is another SS who may be coming from Japan in addition to Matsui. Apparently his numbers are about as good and he will not cost nearly as much.
The word is Kahlil Greene can't miss, same with Crosby. That's usually a signal to sit and watch. Greene didn't do anything spectacular when he came up at the end of the season, but he may next year when he is expected to have the job coming out of spring training. Cintron is going to be a good one too.
There's a look at some of the big names and some of the new names. I have Greene as a $10 keeper right now, but anticipate throwing him back and picking him up for less. I'm one of only two or three in our league who watch rookies and emerging players closly. I will be able to get Greene or Crosby for $5 or less next spring.