Geovany Soto $5--too much money for a catcher not named Mauer/Posey/McCann/Santana. You can get someone like Carlos Ruiz for a buck I would imagine, and his stats won't be too far off Soto.
Elvis Andrus $27--I'm not a believer in Andrus, and to pay someone 27 bucks that is incredibly one-dimensional is a crime in my book. I'm not saying SS is deep by any stretch, but there are some intriguing SLEEPER options here. Some of my personal favorites are Ryan Theriot and JJ Hardy. I'd rather pay them 5 bucks and spend the 22 elsewhere.
Braun $77--I LOVE Ryan Braun. I just don't know if I love him for this price. It's up to you. If you budget well in other places, Braun is definitely worth holding onto.
Lincecum $59--Again, I of course like Lincecum, but for this price I'm not sure. Again, budget well, and this becomes more feasible.
Papelbon $30--Papelbon at this point in his career is shaky at best. He has Bard breathing down his neck, and I think Bard might even take over by the All-Star break. His stuff is filthy.
Konerko $1--A player in a more seasoned White Sox lineup that could be good for 25-100 for a buck? Yes, please.
Pedroia $47--Hoping for a nice bounce-back season. Could be worth it if he does what I hope. .300, 100+ Rs, 20 SBs.
Gordon Beckam $19--If you don't want to keep Pedroia for that much, Beckham for 19 is good. He was on a TEAR at the end of last season, and I'm confident he's going to keep it up into this season. Only 24, so the potential to put everything together in his skillset is absolutely still there.
Nelson Cruz $12--A top 15 OF for 12 bucks? Um, yes. I don't care how fragile his body is, it's still a nice price.
Ryan Dempster $1--Dempster is one of those unsexy pitchers who just gets the job done. 10-15 Ws, 175 Ks, and hopefully a sub-4 ERA.
Mike Minor $1--might not break through until next year, but for a buck it's worth it to find out.
Brian Matusz $1--YES. This is perhaps the BEST deal in the entire team (and that includes a 12 dollar Nelson Cruz). I am in love with Brian Matusz, and I expect his price to inflate to about 20-30 dollars next year in auction drafts. Buy into him NOW.
Grienke $37--this is the reason I was hesitant about Lincecum at 59 bucks. Not a huge difference between this two in performance (IMO), and yet there's a 22 dollar difference in price. Go with the cheaper version (plus, that change to the NL has to do some good for Greinke).
(In reference to an Aaron Hill for David Price swap)
mpieco wrote: You're my new hero if that gets accepted.
Trade accepted! Thanks for the help!