This article is part of our Regan's Rumblings series.
I like to think I know most rosters pretty well, but on occasion, I come across a name in a box score or in a deep league draft that has me scratching my head. That happened a couple of times during our RotoWire Staff League draft recently, and I thought it would make a good primer for today's column. Keep in mind that our league is comprised of 18 teams and it's a mixed 5 X 5 format in which we have a 23-man starting lineup each week plus seven reserves and 10 minor leaguers for a total of 720 rostered players. It's also a two-catcher league, so six teams are starting backup catchers and nearly every team is using setup guys in their pitching lineup. It's a league in which inflation is so pronounced that keeping a $74 Clayton Kershaw wasn't that big of a headscratcher, and when I won Paul Goldschmidt at $61, I was actually pleased at the price tag.
Anyway, with that, here are some of the names that either went for $1 in the auction or fell to the post-auction reserve draft. We have big names (Pablo Sandoval), former elite prospects (Tim Beckham), and guys it's hard to believe that anyone has heard of…
These guys used to be valuable
Pablo Sandoval (3B-BOS) – Like many, I rolled my eyes upon hearing Sandoval being in the "best shape of his life", but we heard similar stories prior to the 2011 season,