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Postby whoseyourdaddy12 » Sun Dec 04, 2005 3:40 pm

hey i was thinking of starting a baseball contract league, wondering what your rules are for those of you in contract leagues
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Postby wrveres » Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:10 pm

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Postby JTWood » Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:17 pm

Here's my rulebook. Watch it, though. It's a 20+ page Adobe doc.

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Postby whoseyourdaddy12 » Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:19 pm

JTWood wrote:Here's my rulebook. Watch it, though. It's a 20+ page Adobe doc.

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Postby looptid » Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:43 pm

I'm in a Roto Ultra league (the updated rules used by the first roto league with Daniel Okrent and the lot). There are other twists, but basically, any player won at auction is signed to a three year contract at the salary he was won at. You can get rid of players via waivers or trades, where the player's new team would pick up the remainder of his salary. Otherwise, there is an acutal monetary penalty paid into the league's prize pool for getting rid of a player before their contract is up. Teams can also sign players to extentions inbetween the second and third year of their contract, up to three extra years with a salary increase of $5 per extention year.
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Postby Nerfherders » Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:43 pm

We do a contract keeper league where teams start with an $80 salary cap and players can be signed for any number of years. Money is assigned based on contract length - basically the square of the years signed. So a 4 year contract is worth $16. This money can be distributed unevenly if desired. It is a draft league, so there are free agent drafts before every season that include unsigned players and players whose contracts have ended. players can be re-signed once and there is a cap hit for re-signing a player.

There are alot of little odds and ends added to the basic rules as issues have arisen. We have just finished our 4th season and so far so good!
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Postby xeifrank » Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:18 pm

We fit our 'contract' keeper league into the framework of Yahoo fantasy baseball. Yahoo does not have salaries or contracts, so we keep them offline. We don't have salaries, instead a player is slotted into a certain round and adjusted into an earlier round the more years you decide to keep him. For example if you drafted Jeter in the 4th round in 2005 and decide to keep him for two years, then he gets slotted in as your 3rd round draft pick in the redraft and you don't get a 3rd round pick the next two years. There is a little bit more to it than this but that's the simple explanation.

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