Spring cleaning. It’s a phrase we often hear this time of year as we focus on getting things organized around our houses or apartments or cars or garages. The warming weather and fresh breezes entice us to get things back in order after the long drawn out winter (for most of the country) and it’s fitting that fantasy baseball teams have the same time frame for cleaning up the rosters in the form of deciding keepers. For most players in keeper leagues, it comes down to value and if you are getting a better deal than what the player would go for in the draft either by round or dollars. Dynasty owners on the other hand have a different sort of criteria that often determines who they keep on their roster and that’s why sometimes it can be a tricky decision as to when to let a player go and clean some spots on your roster ahead of the draft.

The hardest thing to accept, and one most filled with regret, is knowing that you let a player go who goes on to have a successful few seasons...