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rpg37
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What strategy should I use for Mike Trout?

He is entering the final year of his contract at $15. I can choose to extend him for $5 for every additional year I choose. In a 12-team ROTO league, he is probably valued at around $45. However, I do not want to extend over $30. My belief to maximize value for him is to up him to $20 and trade him mid-season for an even better bargain. What do y'all think?

I have already committed myself to keeping three OFs of the my four with Morse ($1) and Adam Jones ($5).
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rondo
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re: What strategy should I use for Mike Trout?
If I was you I'd manage my own team and not ask internet strangers that don't give any fricks


papz
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re: What strategy should I use for Mike Trout?
Well then keep him for the next 3 years and then move him. Even at $30, he's a bargain and you'd still be able to maximize a return package. I would definitely not move him prior to your max keeping price.

Keep him. Enjoy.


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GynoSandberg
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re: What strategy should I use for Mike Trout?
quote:

If I was you I'd manage my own team and not ask internet strangers that don't give any fricks




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FoulBalls
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re: What strategy should I use for Mike Trout?
Same with my league; I have Trout through this seasons @ $2 and I'm going 3, maybe 4 years to keep him beyond that. Unlike your league, the one I'm in is AL-only so everyone tends to get a shite player at some spot.


rpg37
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Member since Sep 2008
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re: What strategy should I use for Mike Trout?
$2 is envious. My concern is going too long on the extension. I'm thinking $25. If I go much higher, then he may not be that great of a bargain. Plus, I will be throwing him back into the pool once he hits his good years. I believe I will have to trade him at the deadline in his final year to maximize his value.


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Tiger1242
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re: What strategy should I use for Mike Trout?
Can you explain how this works? Do you pay real money? How much do you have to play with? Where can I go to look into this it sounds like a really cool thing for baseball especially.
A link would be awesome


Vicks Kennel Club
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re: What strategy should I use for Mike Trout?
Pay for Trout until his price goes above Miggy, Braun, etc. He is worth even for a small bargain. Trade him only when you cannot keep him any longer.

This is all assuming Trout puts up relatively similar numbers as in 2012.


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GynoSandberg
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re: What strategy should I use for Mike Trout?
It's your basic auction league, works just like football.

His keeper league gives you X amount of dollars (say $100). Each player is assigned a money value. I'm guessing they can only keep a guy so long until his value is bumped each season


rpg37
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Walls, MS
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re: What strategy should I use for Mike Trout?
Yes, we are given $280 to build our teams. It is going to a 12-team league. It is a 5x5 ROTO league and the positions to be filled are as follows:

2 C
2 1B
2 2B
2 SS
2 3B
4 OF
1 DH

6 SP
1 SP/RP
3 RP


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