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Postby Lowrobinson » Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:17 pm

This is one of my league's first year of doing an auction league. At the beginning of the season it was decided that each team would keep two players; one pitcher one hitter. The problem is that I don't know how to do the contracts for players. At first I was just thinking that we should put the default keeper value at $30 and then next year you take what you feel is your best value when deciding on your keeper. The only problem I have with this is that $30 for Albert Pujols for this year and the next five years will be considered cheap for a $260 league. Does anyone have any considerations about contracts? This would help cut down on players being kept for long periods of time without having to be paid a reasonable amount.
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Postby Matthias » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:17 pm

A couple of optoins.

1) Forget the keeper rule. It doesn't make much sense, anyhow.
2) Choose some publication right now and decide to use their Average Draft Value.
3) Say people don't have to choose their keepers until the draft. Then conduct the draft normally, but everyone gets to exert their keeper rights by keeping 1 pitcher and 1 hitter for $5 less than what they auction for. But they have to announce it immediately after that player is sold.

Although your best bets would be (1) or (2), with (1) being the best.
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Postby Tavish » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:20 pm

Use a free dollar value calculator and base the prices on the player's production from last season.
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Postby JTWood » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:00 am

Tavish wrote:Use a free dollar value calculator and base the prices on the player's production from last season.

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Postby davidmarver » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:37 am

JTWood wrote:
Tavish wrote:Use a free dollar value calculator and base the prices on the player's production from last season.

;-D

Ehh, that could lead to someone keeping Derrek Lee at like $4 and Rich Harden at like $4 and that's some funny business. If you made it a three-year average, it'd work better, but straight-up paying for '06's numbers will turn out a little funny.
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Postby JTWood » Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:13 am

davidmarver wrote:
JTWood wrote:
Tavish wrote:Use a free dollar value calculator and base the prices on the player's production from last season.

;-D

Ehh, that could lead to someone keeping Derrek Lee at like $4 and Rich Harden at like $4 and that's some funny business. If you made it a three-year average, it'd work better, but straight-up paying for '06's numbers will turn out a little funny.

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Postby dmendro » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:16 pm

Here's what we do for keeper values.

Keeper value is either current book value (we have a 3rd party site we use for book values), or halfway between the current year and the previous year, which ever is lower.


For example, take Ryan howard. Last year he was $12. This year he'll probably be like $28 book value. So, to calculate his keeper value, it's $28 (current year) - $12 (previous year) = $16 / 2(half ofthe difference) + $12 (previous year ) = $20 keeper value. anyway it's worked forus for 3 years now just fine.
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