This is first time I've posted on this site - I love the commentary, well done.
I'm in a 5x5 10 team NL only keeper league. $260 budget, we keep 8 with a $4 price increase for each kept player.
My keepers are as follows:
Soto - $14
Fielder - $20
Tulo - $12
Ludwick - $10
McLouth - $20
Victorino - $19
Lince - $11
Hamels - $12
I also have Lidge at $20 and Pelfrey at $5
See there a good reason I shouldn't trade both Lidge and Pelfrey for a couple of 2nd round reserve picks?
We can pick minor leaguers and unsigned FA in the reserve.
I wouldn't want Lidge for $20 or Pelfrey at all so if you can move them by all means. Also, I could see cutting your budget on your keepers. McLouth and Victorino are both solid but for $39 for the pair it's a lot. I'd probably try to move McLouth or not keep him for $20 and keep someone cheaper if that's at all a possibility. If you can't, it's not horrible to have McLouth for $20, but he's a bit pricey.