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Inflation's Wild Ride
Posted by Randy Hale at 3/27/2006 7:40:00 AM
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Yesterday was the auction for an NL-Only keeper league I'm in. Inflation was off-the-charts at 41% going in - personally the highest I've ever seen in over 15 years of rotisserie experience. As I expected, the early high value guys were consistently going for at or just below inflated fair market value - which drove inflation up further into the 44-45% range from rounds 3 thru 6. I landed Jason Schmidt early at $26 - much later in the draft Chris Young of San Diego went for $24! Also in the latter portion of the mid-rounds (roughly 8 thru 12) we saw Ryan Zimmerman go for $22, Stephen Drew $20 (JD went for $21!), Aaron Heilman and David Bush for $16 each! Moral of the story: Know your inflation and the dynamic nature of it's fluctuation DURING the auction. Sometimes it IS better to spend early!


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Stephen Drew for $20? Wow.

Our rosters cuts are due today, and if everyone keeps who I expect them to keep, our inflation will be an unbelieveable 64%. Fortunately we can always count on someone making bad choices, so that will knock the inflation down a bit, but still, it should settle in at over 50%, which is a bit daunting.
Posted by kennruby at 3/27/2006 8:08:00 AM
 
Wow! That IS unbelievable inflation! I've never seen anything near that high. It definitely makes you re-evaluate your keepers! For example, I had Cliff Floyd at $20 salary - had him valued at $15 - and with 41% inflation, had his inflation adjusted value at $22. Those are the kind of guys that should be frozen more often than not in that situation.
Posted by rshale at 3/27/2006 12:30:00 PM
 

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