Originally Posted by Eric_the_Red
The $3 would be added to the player's 2010 cost.
So, in 2010 you win Pujols at $12 (what a bargain!) and decide to keep him on your team in 2011. His cost goes up to $15. If he is the only player you kept, you would have $245 left for your 2011 team ($260 budget - $15 for Pujols).
Keep him in 2012 and he costs $18, and so on.
I like that idea. The exact dollar amount isn't all that important, but between $3 and $5 is where I think it should be.