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Postby prodpaul » Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:09 am

Ours has been together now for almost 13 years. The core group of members started with about 8 and out of those 8 only 2 of the original remain. But we have 10 really good owners and have had that number for the last 2 or 3 years. As long as you can keep a core together it can survive. You lose members along the way but there is always some one out there looking to be a part of a keeper league.
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Postby legoshoe » Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:51 am

Mine is a 27 man roster, 20 team league. We usually get 3 new teams each year due to deadbeats (stay tuned in the classifieds for openings). Otherwise we cut to 24 and have a 'free agent draft' where the crappy teams can try to get a hidden gem from the better teams. Our champion this year was last place last year!!!!!!!

We are now going into our 3rd year and still going strong.
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Postby RugbyD » Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:59 am

depends on the participants. my pops has been in one for 25 years and its a true keeper where they can keep anyone they want (creates lots of draft pick trading). Its 10-team, very low turnover, as much due to death as disinterest (i think i'm next in line to join and it looks like someone will have to die to make it happen). These are older guys (50s-70s) that love baseball and don't have fantasy football or budding careers to distract them.
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Postby Lord Provost » Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:23 pm

I think it also depends on the format. You have to have dedicated owners to make it work. My league is a H2H keeper and some of the owners are people I work with so there is alot of trash talk and weekly side bets which keep things interesting. I like keepers because you also have to follow players in the minor leagues to get a jump on a future star.
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Postby Bozo » Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:54 pm

We have had our 12 team keeper league going since 1983; we still have 6 of our original owners although some have left and come back. We usually have to change ownership of a franchise every couple of years but for the most part things are still going strong.
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