TheYanks04 wrote:No as weekly transaction leagues are the mainstay of places like CBS Commissioner/CBS Roto leagues and many people like myself just abhore the daily nonsense. You can run a good daily league. It requires limits to keep churning in check. I think your commish is doing due diligence in trying to keep the league reasoanable. If you want transactions galore, 100's of players per roster a year, play H2h.
Roto is supposed to emmulate real baseball as much as possisble. Real baseball teams do not sign players for a day and them cut them. Real teams do not run 150 players through their roster a season. That is statistical nonsense favored by those who either have a psychological need to make a move every day or they feel unsettled or by people who figure they will simply beat everyone by being on all day long and churn through the wire.
Not to get into a whole roto vs. h2h debate, but whether it be a daily updater or weekly, I don't see how there is a difference in the number of transactions b/w h2h and roto.
That aside, I've always been a strong proponent of weekly update leagues. I've been in decent daily updaters, and w/ inning limits done right, this can work pretty well.
I've found that daily updaters seem to fit roto leagues, whereas weekly updates fit h2h leagues better. So in response to your question of are weekly update rotos dead -- no, but I don't feel that it's a great fit, either.
I don't think that raising the transaction fee will make that much of a difference. Of course, it depends on the relative fees for entry to some degree, but all it takes is for one guy to get overzealous on the transactions, and everyone else will follow suit. You basically have to play it like a game of poker... are the marginal gains from adding that player going to help you %-wise relative to the 10 bucks versus the current "pot."
Just my two cents.