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How long do you keep keeper players in your leagues?

Postby Krunk City King$ » Sun May 15, 2005 11:21 pm

Some owner in our league said that most keeper leagues that he knows of keeps "keeper players" for 3 years.

I think that keepers should be kept as long as you want them. Does your league have limits?

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Postby John Bonzo » Sun May 15, 2005 11:29 pm

no limits in my league
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Postby duckbillgates » Mon May 16, 2005 12:08 am

I think limits on keeper years is a bad idea. Then you would only want guys in their prime.
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Postby The Punisher » Mon May 16, 2005 12:23 am

No Limits is in mine and I think that is definitely the best way to go, I mean I dont get why there would be limits, A team should be able to keep their franchise players
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Postby Bukoski77 » Mon May 16, 2005 12:48 am

I'm in a 2 no time frame limit keeper leagues and a 3 year limit keeper league.

They all run fine, but if you love trading the 3 year keeper league is the way to go.
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Postby LetsPlay2 » Mon May 16, 2005 1:50 am

I'm in an NL-only 3-year keeper league. IMO that's the way to go. I would have no interest playing in a league in which there are several players I could never get on my team. I like the turn-over that leads to wheeling & dealing.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Mon May 16, 2005 1:55 am

In all of my keeper leagues you can keep a player indefinitely. There are auction leagues that you obviously bid on a player then determine a length of the contract, but in all the "draft" keepers and dynasties there are no limits.
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Postby ocmusicjunkie » Mon May 16, 2005 3:33 am

I think 3-year leagues are the way to go. A quick summary of my reasoning:

- Eventually, no-limit leagues have a tendency of becoming non-competitive for a number of teams. There will usually be one or two teams willing to throw a season or two in order to “load up”, then dominate the league essentially forever.

- Limit leagues (3-years or less) still make players like Bonds, Randy, and the like valuable assets. I think the no-limit leagues pretty much deplete the worth of older players much more than in real life.

- A real MLB GM doesn’t have the option of holding onto a player “forever”. Of course, they have the option of trying to reacquire him from the FA market after his contract with the team is up. That’s the same concept as having to redraft a player after his term is up with your team.
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Postby davidmarver » Mon May 16, 2005 3:36 am

ocmusicjunkie wrote:I think 3-year leagues are the way to go. A quick summary of my reasoning:

- Eventually, no-limit leagues have a tendency of becoming non-competitive for a number of teams. There will usually be one or two teams willing to throw a season or two in order to “load up”, then dominate the league essentially forever.

- Limit leagues (3-years or less) still make players like Bonds, Randy, and the like valuable assets. I think the no-limit leagues pretty much deplete the worth of older players much more than in real life.

- A real MLB GM doesn’t have the option of holding onto a player “forever”. Of course, they have the option of trying to reacquire him from the FA market after his contract with the team is up. That’s the same concept as having to redraft a player after his term is up with your team.


;-D Exactly true. Auction keeper leagues work better than draft keeper leagues.
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Postby INKcogKNEEdough » Mon May 16, 2005 6:26 am

I like a combination of both sort of. We keep ours for 3 years at the price he was kept at. After that his salary goes up 20 dollars per year as long as you want to keep him. Its a standard auction deeeep keeper league with a $260 cap. Keeping players forever seems to me like you would lose too many owners intrest. Anyone in the bottom two or three teams would be hard to get to come back and plop down more money next year on an already bad team. Obviously they would have chances to make SOME improvement going into next year but seems to me it would be limited.

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