i play in a 12 team mixed 5x5 (obp not ave) 260 keeper league we play 1 at each position 4 of's plus 2 ut's 11 hitting 7 pitchers 7 bench. we can keep up to 10 players and their salary goes up by 5 every year. my top options are howard 27 obp really helps ,hanley 22, granderson 11, rios 17 not as sure w/out wells protecting and bad imo lineup , bj 17, j.upton 6, lincecum 17, vazquez 17. your opinion? the next guys get harder to figure holliday 31 expensive new team, j.shields 17 worried about his innings last year,(scherzer,morrow,carpenter)12 probably not, nathan 20 looking at picking up cheaper closers. i can trade holliday and scherzer for billingsley 11 i like this what do you think? could also trade rios for billingsley? some other options that i'm probably not going with are garza 12, gregg 7, i.stewart 12, gordon 14. my total spent with my top options 133 still need 2b,3b,c,2ut's,5 pitchers, 7 bench. 17 total. if i keep holliday and shields i would have spent 181. if i do trade for billinsley does it make since to than also keep shields and not worry about any starting pitchers other than 1$ players?
I'd keep Howard, Hanley, Granderson, Rios, BJ, Lincecum and Justin. Get rid of the rest except... Trade Billingsley and Scherzer for Billinglsey if you can.