10 team keeper Auction league.
We have another week or two to pick keepers, and an owner wants to trade me his Miggy for my T. Hanson + Prince/J.Upton.
Now, I'm not a big fan of the trade, except for the fact that I wasn't planning on keeping any of those three players. Is it a good idea to take this approach of trading away players that I don't even intend to keep? The main reason against this strategy is that I'm basically giving another team a few players at great value. For instance, Prince will cost $34 to keep. If I cut him and he hits the auction floor, I could see him going for $40+, taking more money of the hands of my competition. On the other hand, getting a Stud like Miggy for a bunch of players I intend to cut is tempting too.
We only keep 8, here are the 8 I intend to keep + a few "on the bubble" players. Oh, this is a traditional set up, so if I had Miggy + Pujols, Miggy would start UTIL all year.
N. Cruz 20
J. Heyward 11
J. Upton 30
D. Young 6
The above 8 keepers would cost: $169. Leaving me w/ just over $90 (260 budget). If I did the trade, I would only keep 2 SP, Kershaw and Price/Hamels and keep Miggy ($32) in place of Hanson. Bringing the new total to $183 (189 if I go w/ Hamels over Price).