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Postby RotoRook » Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:53 pm

I am a commissioner of a 12-Team 5x5 Mixed Keeper League (ROTO). I wanted to get ideas on how to a) prevent the bottom teams from losing interest towards the end of the season and b) prevent the bottom teams from doing mass fire sales.

Any ideas out there?
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Postby teddy ballgame » Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:02 pm

a. Assuming 4 teams make the playoffs, make the draft order go 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,4,3,2,1. If there are more teams in the playoffs, adjust accordingly.

b. Trading deadline.
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Postby mu_biggie » Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:00 pm

Our league is a 12 team 5x5 roto league. We pay the top three spots in the league. Additionally, we also pay for winning a category. It seems that the someone winning saves, steals, etc. would always be at the bottom of the league and eventually would trade the player that was leading them in said category. Once we started paying for categories we had less selling at the trade dead line. Its not perfect but it slow the intentional losing for the first pick in some cases.
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Postby bourbonking » Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:01 pm

A trade deadline is a necessity.

But this solves both problems and our owners love it: While you are having a playoff for your championship, run a second playoff using all the teams that didn't make the playoffs. The winner of this loser bracket gets the top draft spot in next year's league.
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