This is a league where you choose 2 MLB teams and then you choose 30 players off of those two teams. It's fun because you will have an excess of players at some positions and holes at others, presenting lots of trade chances to strengthen your team. It's a roto 6x6 league with OBP and Holds as the added categories.
The following teams are taken: Cards, A's, Yankees, Braves, Giants, Cubs, Phillies, Red Sox, Rangers, DBacks. However, the other 20 teams are available, with plenty of good teams still left. If we don't get enough players to take all teams, we will do a preference list FA draft with the team that gets last choice of teams getting first pick.
It's a Yahoo league ID # 292589, password: password. Join up if interested or PM me for more info.
Yeah, I wrestled with doing it that way, but the problem would be there is no real way through Yahoo to do that kind of draft, and getting people online into a chat room to choose teams would be disastrous at best.
That's why I thought the fairest way would be to let people choose teams first come, first served, but then after the rosters are chosen and we find out how many teams are in the league, do a sort of FA draft for all the players on teams that weren't picked. I would give the first pick in that draft to the person that gets the last choice of teams to take, and go backwards from there. What I'm going to do is get everyone to create a preference list of free agents and post it, and then just run down that list and go 5 rounds deep to assign the top free agents to the teams. I know that doesn't totally equalize it, but it's the fairest way I could think of.
At any rate, you should still join, because there's still plenty of decent teams left that when combined could make a nice squad. Toronto, White Sox, Seatlle, Anaheim, Colorado and Montreal are all fairly good teams that would make good starting points for developing a squad.
Just a suggestion for future seasons (I know it's too late now). Maybe have everyone pick one team. Close the game off at 12 or 15 teams or whatever. Then have the managers select a 2nd team in reverse order of their first selections. You could elimate Yankees/Braves situations.
Just a suggestion. It still sounds like fun though.
I can't change the rules to give new joiners three teams at this point, because I don't think that would be really be fair to the people that already joined who are expecting that there will be some kind of an FA draft, which there might not be any teams left for if I let some people take three teams. I do agree that next time letting people choose a second team in reverse order is a great idea but it is too late now. Also, someone already claimed Cincinatti and Toronto. Here is what isn't spoken for as of right now: