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Too much talent, who do I cut? Update . . .

In September I asked your advice about who to cut to get from 40 to 25 players in a 12-owner A.L.-only roto league, with standard 23-man roster and a 17-man reserve, $260 and 4 x 4 categories (HR, RBI, BA, SB, ERA, Whip, S, W) .  Thanks for all the helpful input. Here who I kept and who I cut:

Kept:

Zack Greinke $10 - will be in last year of two-year contract (obtained in trade last year)

David Aardsma $1 - I can keep him at this price the next two years (obtained in trade this year)

Adam Lind $8 - I can keep him at this price the next two years (obtained in trade this year)

Shin Soo-Choo $10 — I can keep him at this price the next two years (obtained in trade this year)

Kendry Morales $6 — I can keep him at this price the next two years (obtained in trade before this year)

Matt Weiters  $11 —  I can keep him at this price the next two years ((obtained in trade last year)

 

Desmond Jennings free — no cost to keep on reserve; $4 in year two

Jesus Montero free — no cost to keep on reserve; $2 in year two

Marco Scutaro $6 — I can keep him at this price the next two years (bought at auction)

Elvis Andrus $5 — last year of contract next year (bought at auction)

Mike Aviles $2 — last year of contract next year; health concerns but low price

Justin Smoak $3/$8 — depends on if I keep him for one year more or two

Julio Borbon $5 — I can keep him at this price the next two years (bought at auction)

Phil Hughes $3 — I can keep him at this price the next two years (auction)

 

Derek Holland $2

Brian Matusz $1

Chris Tillman $1

Hector Rondon - no cost to keep on reserve; $2 in year two

Tyler Flowers - no cost to keep on reserve; $2 in year two

Austin Jackson - - no cost to keep on reserve; $1 in year two

Josh Reddick - - no cost to keep on reserve; $7 in year two; could be part of trade for Gonzalez

Ian Kennedy — no cost to keep on reserve; $2 in year two; outside shot at Yankee rotation

Brian Duensing - $4 — I don't love him but may have trade value in our league

Aroldis Chapman - $2 — I don't love him but may have trade value in our league

Daric Barton - $2 — I don't love him but may have trade value in our league

 

Key cuts:

Trevor Cahill $4 - entering option year of contract; really don't like peripherals

Kam Mickolio — no cost to keep on reserve; $11 in year two; outside shot at being O's closer

Michael Saunders - $2; probably my toughest cut; likely starter, good potential but still likely to struggle next year

Adam Moore — - no cost to keep on reserve; $1 in year two; likely in platoon

Hank Conger - - no cost to keep on reserve; $2 in year two

Brett Gardner

Danny Valencia - doesn't look like Twins will give him chance next season

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We're allowed up to 15 keepers, including up to five on reserve who haven't used their rookie eligibility. Players entering the third year of a contract can be long-termed by bumping up their salary by $5 for two years or $10 for three years. Players who are long-termed have their salaries counted against the $260 total even if they are on the reserve. Players traded to the National League can net you a player coming to the A.L. -- the trade of Hughes netted me Max Scherzer for the same price (nice!) and I'm keeping Reddick largely because he may be included in any trade for Adrian Gonzalez.

I have to cut to 15 by a week before Opening Day. Here's my latest projection of those keepers — 13 are locks and the other two are up in the air:

 SP

Zack Greinke $10 - will be in last year of two-year contract (obtained in trade last year)

Max Scherzer $2 — I can keep him at this price the next two years

Brian Matusz $1 — I can keep him at this price the next two years

Phil Hughes $3 — I can keep him at this price the next two years (auction)

 

RP David Aardsma $1 - I can keep him at this price the next two years (obtained in trade this year)

 

C Matt Weiters  $11 —  I can keep him at this price the next two years ((obtained in trade last year)

 

1B - Kendry Morales $6 — I can keep him at this price the next two years (obtained in trade before this year)

SS — Elvis Andrus $5 — last year of contract next year (bought at auction)\

OF —

Adam Lind $8 - I can keep him at this price the next two years (obtained in trade this year)

Shin Soo-Choo $10 — I can keep him at this price the next two years (obtained in trade this year)

Julio Borbon $5 — I can keep him at this price the next two years (bought at auction); looks like he will start

 

Reserve:

Desmond Jennings free — no cost to keep on reserve; $4 in year two

Jesus Montero free — no cost to keep on reserve; $2 in year two

 

Up in the air: (can only keep two)

Marco Scutaro $6 — I can keep him at this price the next two years (bought at auction)

Mike Aviles $2 — last year of contract next year; health concerns but low price

Justin Smoak $3/$8 — depends on if I keep him for one year more or two

Derek Holland $2

Chris Tillman $1

Hector Rondon - no cost to keep on reserve; $2 in year two

Tyler Flowers - no cost to keep on reserve; $2 in year two

Austin Jackson - - no cost to keep on reserve; $1 in year two; likely starter in Detroit


So what do you think of my choices? Who would you keep/cut to get down to 15?

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