What would you offer to get Stanton for three years ($17/yr) + Ubaldo for one year at 8 bucks? Obviously, Ubaldo makes it more like 25 bucks for Stanton in year one and 17 for the next two.
I have some cheaper options. These guys could be kept at these salaries +$3 for a one-year deal, +$6 for two years, or +$8 for three years.
Rizzo (will be zero dollars this year and keepable after)
See any combos of guys that would make sense? Maybe one of the pitchers and one of the hitters? We keep 8 total. I'd drop Ubaldo, so he wouldn't be one of my keepers but would cost me 8 auction dollars out of the 260.
8 Team, 5x5 Keeper with OBP instead of AVG, 29 man rosters (2 C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, CI, MI, 5 OF, U, 9 P, 6 bench). 2012 salaries, +$3 to resign for 1 year, +$6 for 2 yrs, +8 for 3 yrs. Empty slots on roster because those guys had to go back to auction. I can keep 10 of the guys listed below.
C: Mauer ($15), CSantana ($13)
1B: Goldy ($4), Hosmer ($0), Rizzo ($0 for 2013)
2B: Hill ($4), Kipnis ($0)
SS: Hanley ($31)
OF: JUpton ($34 for 2 more years), Reddick ($3), Gordon ($12), Harper ($0 for 2013)
SP: Dickey ($3), Sale ($1), Medlen ($6)
RP: Nathan ($3)
8-Man Prospect Roster: Harper, Rizzo, Rendon, Lindor, Bogaerts, JFernandez, GSanchez, TWalker