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Pick up Upton?

 
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Pick up Upton?
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DBACKSHEELSPANTHS
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:41 am    Post subject: Pick up Upton? Reply with quote

So...just curious. Who is gonna pick up Upton. I'm going to...who knows, he could tear it up....you never know. He's just not available yet in the ESPN or the Yahoo leagues.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I was in a keeper league my answer might be yes.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

XB3 wrote:
If I was in a keeper league my answer might be yes.


ditto.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did. You never know when the guy's gonna get hot!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Upton didn't pay off a whole lot.
But I know that I am going to draft him early, this year, lol.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I already have him in my keeper league.

My whole bench hitters consist of Jarrod Salty(not gonna spell that out), Rick Ankiel, J-UP, and CY. I also plan on drafting one of Evan Longoria, Jay Bruce, Colby Rasmus, or Cameron Maybin during our free agent draft this offseason.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

diamondbacker wrote:
XB3 wrote:
If I was in a keeper league my answer might be yes.


ditto.


Could you have his brother at 2nd and him in right? that might be a wise choice imo cuz his brother did good for the Rays this season. I think Justin is due...then again thats my name and he is almost exactly 2 years younger than me Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of JUpton, I just traded for him in my NL only keeper league.

It's standard 5x5 league (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVE; W, ERA, WHIP, K, SV), with $260 budget. In some ways, it mirrors real life baseball, as each player has a contract and a salary, and you decide if you want to extend him or not

If a player has 08 status and $ 1 salary, that means I have to decide before the 2008 starts whether I want to keep him for 08 only for $1 (meaning I have to drop him after 08 ), or extend him for $5/year--but the salary goes up before 2008.

Thus, If I have Webb for $1, 08, that means I can keep him for $1 in 08 and lose him after 08 ; or if I wanted to keep him through 2010 (and give him a 3 year extension), his contract would become $16, 11X--and his contract would be $16 for each year I own him (08, 09, 10, 11)...

Finally, here's the kicker: if I want to drop Webb after 08, I'm penalized half of his contract (meaning $8 ) for each year of the contract I'm dropping... so I'd lose $8 in 09, 10, and 11, and so my auction budget would be $252 ($260-$8 ). Complicated, I know, but these contracts make it so that you cannot evaluate players without knowing their contracts...

Anyhow, I made this trade tonight

I gave up Cole Hamels (08, $1) for

Justin Upton (09, $5), Felipe Lopez (08X, $15), Chad Tracy (08X, $11) and Matt Murton ($8, 08X)

Basically, I was going to extend Hamels for 2 years, and have him as a $11 player for 08, 09 and 10. Instead, I get Upton's future, plus I get 3 guys whom I have to release at the end of 2008

The real kicker is that if I release Lopez, Tracy and Murton BEFORE my draft this year, I'd be on the hook for half of $34, or $17, so my draft budget would be $260-$17 = $243

In other words, I gambled that Lopez, Tracy and Murton can contribute in 2008... and that Upton becomes a superstar. We'll see what happens...
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