Beeblebrox wrote:fast dogs wrote:Adding to my woes is Lee, Votto & Pedroia are also in their final contract year so this might be my best year to contend and trading Pujols for under market value doesn't help that cause. I've painted myself into a corner with all the expiring contracts coming, Hosmer at least is someone I can have for the next 3 years after this. I'm fundamentally against trading the best player in a keeper league; there is alot going on here and my options are limited
Given that....I'd hold on to Pujols, try to win the title this year, and then start fresh next season.
The other option would be to blow up the team now....dealing Pujols, Votto, Pedrioa, and Lee....and build an entirely new 7-keeper core that you can hold onto for another 3 years, and aim for a mini-dynasty in the league.
It seems like trading only Pujols is trying to walk the middle of the road, and that's no way to win.
I agree with the "blow up the team now" thought. With the players you are going to lose, you can get the same if not better talent with some package deals there. I think you'd want to start sooner rather than later with the ages of both Lee and Pujols, and bank on what they've done in the past before those numbers drop at all.
Help with mine? http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=438534