I joined a very unique, at least to me, fantasy baseball league that allows you to pick a team and using a form of current salries and fantasy salaries mixed you get to keep as many players from that team for $50M.  You then get $150M to spend on all the other free agents.  There are 20 teams in this league, 10 in the NL and 10 in the AL.  I took the Rays and here is how my starting lineup looks so far:

 C J.R. Towles
1B Carlos Pena
2B B.J. Upton
3B Aknori Iwamura
SS Jason Bartlett
OF Carl Crawford
OF Nate McLouth
OF Justin Upton
UT Dan Johnson
UT Jonny Gomes

SP Scott Kazmir
SP James Shields
P Randy Wolf
P A.J Burnett
P Ben Sheets
RP Troy Percival
RP Tony Pena
Here are all my contracts:

4yr deals
OF – Carl Crawford – 8.0 (2011)
2B/OF – B.J. Upton – 4.0 (2011)
SP – Scott Kazmir – 6.0 (2011)
INF- Alberto Callaspo – 3.5 (2011)
OF – Justin Upton – 28.0 (2011)+
RP – Juan Rincon – 2.3 (2011)
RP – Tony Pena – 8.0 (2011)
RP – Fernando Rodney – 5.0 (2011)

3yr deals
1B – Carlos Pena – 3.0 (2010)
SP – James Shields – 1.0 (2010)
SP – Matt Garza – 1.5 (2010)
RP – Heath Bell – 7.0 (2010)
C – J.R. Towles – 12.5 (2010)
OF – Nate McLouth – 0.5 (2010)
RP – Oscar Villarreal – 0.2 (2010)
RP – Juan Cruz – 0.8 (2010)
SP – Aaron Laffey – 1.1 (2010)
SP – Josh Johnson – 0.9 (2010)
SP – David Bush – 7.1 (2010)+

2yr deals
RP – Troy Percival – 4.0 (2009)
OF – Rocco Baldelli – 2.0 (2009)
OF – Jonny Gomes – 0.4 (2009)
RP – Jason Frasor – 0.8 (2009)
SP – Ben Sheets – 20.0 (2009)
RP – Alan Embree – 1.1 (2009)
RP – David Riske – 1.0 (2009)
RP – Dustin Nippert – 0.4 (2009)

1yr deals
OF – Cliff Floyd – 1.0 (2008)
RP – Dan Wheeler – 2.1 (2008)
3B – Akinori Iwamura – 1.8 (2008)
RP – Al Reyes – 1.0 (2008)
RP – Gary Glover – 0.6 (2008)
SS – Jason Bartlett – 0.8 (2008)
C – Dioner Navarro – 0.6 (2008)
SP – Edwin Jackson – 0.5 (2008)
INF – Ben Zobrist – 0.5 (2008)
RP – Jae Kuk Ryu – 0.5 (2008)
RP – Juan Salas – 0.4 (2008)
RP – Grant Balfour – 0.5 (2008)
RP – Scott Dohmann – 0.6 (2008)
SP – Jason Hammel – 0.8 (2008)
SP – J.P. Howell – 1.0 (2008)
SP – Andy Sonnanstine – 0.3 (2008)
CIF – Joel Guzman – 0.8 (2008)
OF – Justin Ruggiano – 0.3 (2008)
2B – Ray Durham – 0.7 (2008)
RP – Mike Timlin – 1.1 (2008)
SP – Randy Wolf – 6.1 (2008)
C – Josh Bard – 4.0 (2008)
1B – Dan Johnson – 3.5 (2008)
SP – A.J Burnett – 10.5 (2008)+
SS – Bobby Crosby – 4.9 (2008)+
RP – Jamie Walker – 1.2 (2008)
RP – Tom Gordon – 5.5 (2008)
Cap Space – 14.5M ($44M on Rays Players)We also get to protect 10 minor leaguers from our system.  Here are mine:

Evan Longoria – 3B
Wade Davis – SP
David Price – SP
Jake McGee – SP
Reid Brignac – SS
Desmond Jennings – OF
Jeff Niemann – SP
Jeremy Hellickson – SP
John Jaso – C
Fernando Perez – OF

I was looking at the other teams in the AL and I think I have one of the best teams if not the best.  I am excited about this team and this league.  I decided to start my own league similar to this and it is exciting!  I will post my team once all the auctioning is done.

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