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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:03 pm

I usually try to get in at least one league every year with rules I haven't played before. So I was thinking I could do a 6x6, a straight dynasty with no $ values, or even a points league. I've had reservations about all of these for one reason or another.

6x6 - devalues SP and I'm not a big fan of the "hold" stat.
dynasty - after a couple years wouldn't 2-3 teams dominate?
points - I still haven't seen a points system that I really like. All of them seem to overvalue HR hitters and K pitchers.

Last year I played in 2 H2H leagues. One with work that is pretty casual and another with people from the cafe with 6 keepers. 4 Roto leagues. A small league (10 teams) with my family, Cafe Challenge 05, a salary auction league, and a shared team with my brothers. So I'm looking for some advice. Pimp your systems. NL/AL only, 6x6, points, whatever.
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Postby BritSox » Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:14 pm

Go AL-only (I'm going to do at least one NL league). I think it's a good test of the depth of your baseball nous to play in one-league universe, especially when it's not the league you watch most of (ie the one that your own ballclub's in). Teams have strengths closer to real ML clubs, and you're left with some interesting strategy decisions: for instance, do you go with one great closer or two ok ones, as there's not enough to go around for everyone to have two or three, and do you have your non-closer RPs be guys who you think might oust a lousy closer, or who are behind good ones but will put up good ERAs and K totals?

If you're playing an AL-only, you're probably only going to have the chance to back up one or two positions with guys who play regular baseball, maybe less considering the util slots, so you have to prioritize effectively.

It also makes you keep a closer eye on the lower level guys, so you might get a better idea of who the whole-mlb sleeper candidates are the next year.


IN ONE LINE: Go AL-only as the greater scarcity of talent means more hard choices, more skill aspect, and a greater challenge.
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Postby KolbSaves » Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:17 pm

Sounds good, I'd love to do an NL or AL only league next year.
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Postby BritSox » Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:20 pm

KolbSaves wrote:Sounds good, I'd love to do an NL or AL only league next year.


I'm hoping the mods will let us do an NL-only mock, and let me be in it. :-)
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Postby baseball6791 » Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:52 pm

How do you have the time to do that many leagues 8-o 8-o I've set my personal max at 3-4... otherwise there's no way I'll be able to have a life :-° :-b
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Postby Surfs up » Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:51 am

I had to leave one of my leagues because the draft was on the same day as one league I have been in for 7 years.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:23 am

baseball6791 wrote:How do you have the time to do that many leagues 8-o 8-o I've set my personal max at 3-4... otherwise there's no way I'll be able to have a life :-° :-b

My work H2H is very laid back with weekly changes so it doesn't take that much time. My family league and the team I share with my brothers has no bench and a limit of 25 moves so there is hardly anything to do in there. So that leaves me with 3 real leagues.
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Postby BaseballFann0008 » Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:00 am

HR Derby leagues are always fun B-)
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Re: What to do new for next year?

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:31 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:points - I still haven't seen a points system that I really like. All of them seem to overvalue HR hitters and K pitchers.

Not mine! My scoring system was designed to generate the same points per year for the average hitter as it does for the average pitcher while still keeping the values of each respective event in balance.

It's worked for 4 years in a row.

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Postby stevethumb » Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:33 pm

13 team NL only AUCTION league 4X5 (k's xtra pitching cat) 3 year cycle 23 man active roster + 17 man secondary draft....whatta way to go
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