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Postby RaNe » Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:14 am

Oops, I meant WHIR.

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Postby Madison » Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:28 am

RaNe wrote:Oops, I meant WHIR.

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No problem at all. :-) ;-D
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Postby bcb » Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:20 pm

I'm the commissioner for our league, and all owners recently decided to change our league to a keeper. Each owner will keep 11 players from their roster at the end of the year.

I have a couple of questions about a keeper league:

1) When should the current season trade deadline be? We currently set Aug 1 as the deadline, but that was to keep teams from dumping players to other contenders. Should this change now that we are moving to a keeper league? (Some owners have asked for a later trade deadline.)

2) When should you declare your keepers? (Most owners suggest right at the end of the season.)

3) Should the league be open again for trades after the end of the MLB season (until the draft)?

4) Should we allow teams to trade draft picks?

Any help would be appreciated!
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Postby Madison » Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:28 pm

bcb wrote:I'm the commissioner for our league, and all owners recently decided to change our league to a keeper. Each owner will keep 11 players from their roster at the end of the year.

I have a couple of questions about a keeper league:

1) When should the current season trade deadline be? We currently set Aug 1 as the deadline, but that was to keep teams from dumping players to other contenders. Should this change now that we are moving to a keeper league? (Some owners have asked for a later trade deadline.)

2) When should you declare your keepers? (Most owners suggest right at the end of the season.)

3) Should the league be open again for trades after the end of the MLB season (until the draft)?

4) Should we allow teams to trade draft picks?

Any help would be appreciated!


Changed the rules in the middle of the league? Ouch.

#1. My keeper leagues tend to use the MLB trade deadline as our deadline.

#2. The Superbowl is fairly common for date to declare keepers, since most leagues allow trading after the end of the season.

#3. All of mine allow trading to begin once the season is done.

#4. We do.

Just what my leagues do, so take it with a grain of salt, as all keeper leagues pretty much vote on what rules they want. ;-D
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Postby celtics464 » Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:25 pm

I am very interested to learn how these work. I have made posts elsewhere but, the answers are not sufficient. A few questions about these legues.

Where can I set one of these up?
Can I do it for free?
How many roster spots are involved for the MLB and minor league squads?
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Postby celtics464 » Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:31 pm

I am very interested to learn how these work. I have made posts elsewhere but, the answers are not sufficient. A few questions about these legues.

Where can I set one of these up?
Can I do it for free?
How many roster spots are involved for the MLB and minor league squads?
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Postby Lofunzo » Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:13 pm

preciousag04 wrote:where is the best site to find pitcher projections...
I need to know which SD pitcher will two start next week


I always use this site for that:

http://www.rototimes.com/index.php?spor ... e=probable

There is a link there for 2 start pitchers.

celtics464 wrote:I am very interested to learn how these work. I have made posts elsewhere but, the answers are not sufficient. A few questions about these legues.

Where can I set one of these up?
Can I do it for free?
How many roster spots are involved for the MLB and minor league squads?


Unless you are capable of creating your own website, I would just make a Yahoo Group and keep all of the bookkeeping there. You can create files for rosters, draft order, trades, etc. As Madison said earlier, this is free. Each year, you can enter the current rosters into a Yahoo private league. All free and easy to do. I don't know of any site that hosts dynasty leagues.
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Postby bcb » Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:58 am

As I mentioned above, our league owners decided to switch formats to a keeper league in mid-season. Interesting, huh?

So what is a decent keeper strategy for an 11-player keeper league?
Keep only prime players?
Try to build with young stars?
A bit of both?
How about positions?
Is it even worth keeping catchers and middle infielders (given the general lack of offesive production)?

Determining my keeper strategy now will help me decide who to move or whether to stay put before the July 31 trade deadline.

Current roster:
10 team/5x5/11-player keeper

C-VMart
1-Konerko
2-Weeks
SS-Lugo
3-MCab
OF-Bay, CLee, Beltran
Util-Swisher
Bench-J Lopez, Hawpe, Estrada
DL-Matsui

SP-Oswalt, Peavy, Pettitte, Webb, Vazquez, Escobar
RP-Hoffman, Gordon, Gagne
DL-Sheets

As it stands, I would consider keeping the following 11:
Bats- VMart, Swisher, Weeks, MCab, Bay, CLee, Beltran
Arms - Oswalt, Peavy, Webb, Gagne (if he gets healthy)

I know this might be a better fit on the "rank my team" forum, but I'm mostly interested in feeper league strategies here. Any help would be appreciated.
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Postby Lofunzo » Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:23 pm

You might want to also post this in the keeper section but the strategy really depends on your specific team and how your league is. Some leagues overvalue youth. I never do. There are a lot of uncertaintues with kids and you never know whether your league will be around in a few years. I usually just pick the best players to keep and only side with youth when I have 2 similar players or if my team really has no chance of competing for a championship.

With your team, right now, I would keep:

C-VMart
1-Konerko
2-Weeks
3-MCab
OF-Bay, CLee, Beltran
DL-Matsui

SP-Oswalt, Peavy, Webb

Sheets was a tough cut. I just don't know if he can stay healthy. Maybe look to package 2 players for a better keeper. I also kept Matsui because he is good. Fluke injury. It is weird keeping someone that could be a UTIL player but he is solid. I will never keep a closer, especially an injured 1. There are too many variables there, especially with the quality of your other keepers.
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Postby bcb » Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:23 pm

Lofunzo:

Thanks for the info.

You mentioned a "keeper" section. I've checked the site, and can't find a specific "keeper" section. Maybe I'm just missing it altogther?
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