I thought I had my set of keepers ready and complete, but with the recent news of Cy Young candidate Wainwright going down.....
.It really pushes me back, do I go out and trade say a "Corey Hart" for a starter, or do I just stand pat, and spend that $18 (Wainwright's salary) @ the auction. It really sucks cause I had a stud locked in at a good value. Players have 3 year contracts then after there 3rd year, we can either top there salary, "hold there rights in the auction" and then when bidding stops we can keep or walk away. salary cap is $260 @ the auction, and $305 active roster salary during the season. We are also allowed to carry over one minor leaguer.
We start the following weekly, 2-Catchers, 2-1B, 2-2B, 2-3B, 2-SS, 5-OF, 1-DH, 8-Pitchers (Starters or Relievers) plus have a 6 man bench, with a 3 man minor league slot. $100 FAAB throughout the season.
(Despite the salary, I am leaning towards keeping V-Mart since we start 2 catchers and he should get DH eligibility this season too boot, he has his value, and catchers go pretty quickly when we need to start 2 weekly)KEEPER OPTIONS:
(Salary and Contract year in brackets)
C - V.Martinez $30 (3)
1B - A.Gonzalez $33 (2)
2B - M.Prado $3 (3)
SS - S.Castro $8 (2)
3B - P.Alvarez $5 (3)
OF - A.McCutchen $20 (3)
OF - D.Stubbs $2 (2)
OF - C.Hart $3 (2)
SP - R.Oswalt $15 (2)
SP - M.Latos $1 (2)
SP - T.Hudson $3 (3)EMPTY KEEPER SLOT (was supposed to be Wainwright @ $18)
MINORS: C - J.Montero $1 (2) (hope he starts in the minors word today is he might backup Martin
TOTAL SALARY = $124
So I have one slot left for keeping, out of the following players:
1B - A.Pujols $topper$ (being a topper I decided to walk away, and trade for A-Gon this offseason. Cause Pujols will probably go for $50+ @ the auction - PASS)
1B/OF - G.Jones $5 (3) (turning into a platoon player)
2B - F.Sanchez $5 (2) (injury bug keeps following him)
2B/OF - E.Young $3 (2) (if he was guarenteed a job, not a bad keeper)
3B - D.Wright $40 (2) (top ranked 3B, but I think $40 might be too high, do I keep him now that $18 is off the books with Wainwright?)
OF - J.Tabata $11 (2) (nice source of speed, $11 might be too high)
OF - C.Crisp $1 (2) (cheap, but injury prone)
OF - A.Either $topper$ (probably will reach $25-$30 @ the auction, PASS)
OF/DH/1B - A.Lind $topper$ (rebound year, ditto with Either $$$ comparison PASS)
SP - C.Lee $topper$ (will probably push $30+ @ my draft.....I can still target him during the auction, or do I keep his rights?)
SP - J.Johnson $topper$ (similar situation to C.Lee)
SP - J.Jurrjens $topper$ (pointless to Top and keep)
RP - D.Bard $1 (2) (nice cheap option, should be closer for the Sox in 2012, and I would have him for $1)LEAVE A LINK, WILL HELP IN RETURN LIKE ALWAYS.
Last edited by BUCCOFAN on Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:16 pm, edited 2 times in total.