Long-time 9 team NL only 23/260 (2C, 5OF) 5x5 w/significant inflation. Can keep 11. Expiring contract guys can be kept this year at current salary, or kept for additional years at +$5 per year, effective immediately. EG I have Mike Stanton for $15, I can keep him for this year AND next if I raise him to $20 for this season too. If I mention a bump player is in last year. I probalby have one of the two best keeper teams this year.
Ramos 3, Bruce 24, Stanton 15 (bump to 20), Freese (bump to 6), Starlin Castro (bump to 10) - 5 for 63
Kershaw 32, Wainwright 9, Strasburg 8, Madson 10 - 4 for 59
I'll have this whole nucleus for this year and next If I do the bumps mentioned above.
Leaves me 2 out of Furcal $1, Mayberry $5, Wolf $2, Marcum $22, Lilly 16. I'm currently ranking them Wolf, Furcal, Mayberry, Lilly,Marcum. We require 1 game current year eligibility and our draft will be around the 15th so Mayberry should have 1b/of, Hanley will be ss/3b eligible. Heck, Freese may even get 1b by that point.
Hitting is thin, Howard/Goldschmidt?/Wright/Hanley/McCutcheon/Panda/Aramis/Ethier/Cuddyer likely best available. I plan to buy two of the above.
Pitching is much better with alot of mid-upper guys available like Marcum/Lilly/Hanson/AJ?/D Hudson/T Hudson/Baumgarner/Lincecum/Cueto/Grienke/Cain/Carpenter/Wandy, so I'm not as worried about replacing Lilly and Marcum.
I'd appreciate some advice. Am I on the right track? If Furcal even worth $1?