Unique, well seasoned league: 5x4(ERA, W, Sv, K:BB), 10 teams, up to 5 keeps with a 50% salary increase capped at $5 (260 budget). 2 c, mi, ci, 5of, 1util, 6pits with 800 IP min. Draft order is determined by randomly selecting team names from a hat and going down their 40-man/NRIs/add-ons until a bid is made. Results in some good buys late but mostly just keeps the peeps on their toes.
Was planning to keep ESantana at $3, but given the injury news and excellent post in RB on above average risk for pitchers, will now prob let him go. P's (especially cl's) in this league are usually priced well below any published values, but top end guys will still sell high for the most part (Ex. $21 Beckett, $24 Papelbon last year) . On to my possible keeps:
$20 Bossman Junior
$3 David Murphy
I was going to basically underspend on Cs this year and target one of the up and comers for a $1 (C.Santana, Max Ram, Flowers, Arencibia) since big money on VMart convinced me to return to the philo of low on the Cs. Shopp at $5 might be worth it if he's getting ABs and Victor might be undervalued and 1b/DHg it more this year. But that Tex offense and DaMurph's quality, though shortened, season is attractive. Any thoughts from the RB community out there?
Other league-peeps are keeping:
P - CC(16), Greinke, Shields, Lee (3), DPrice, Saunders(2), Kazmir, Sonny-boy, Verlander, JerWeaver, Litsch (2); BJ Ryan (6) CRay (2)
CIs - Longo(16), AGordon, Morneau(24), Youk, Huff, Fields (if he starts)
MIs - Al.Ramirez, BWood, Scutaro (2), Punto (2)
C - Wieters(5), Inge (3), Napoli, Laird, Clement
OF - Sizemore(16), Hamilton(27), Rios, Crisp, 'Kakis, DeYoung, Crispy, TBuck, Baldelli(2), DeJesus