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Postby bloul11 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:13 am

Does the MLB have a specific amount of players that each team can carry on the DL? My league is debating how many spots should be available for DL.
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Postby BigMusky » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:24 am

my league has three, which I feel is excessive because then teams never have to cut anybody that gets hurt.
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Postby Big Papi's Pimps » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:37 am

I don't believe that MLB has a limit on how many players you can have on the DL, however they do require a minimum number of days a player must stay on the DL. This usually prevents teams from abusing the DL.

As far as fantasy goes, the default DL # of spots in Yahoo is 1. This means you can only keep you best injured player without taking up an active roster spot. However, most leagues I've played in have had at least 2 DL spots. This gives you the opportunity to draft a guy that will start the year on the DL and hold on to him until he comes back a month or 2 later. Its all up to how you want your league to run.

Hope this was helpful.
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Postby bloul11 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:02 am

I DID FIND IN THE MLB RULES THAT THERE IS NO LIMIT OF PLAYERS THAT CAN BE PLACED ON THE DL.
could this end up being a problem if we open it up to no limit DL?
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Postby mkultra » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:27 am

No way I'd have unlimited DL. Two spots tops.
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Postby bellybrother » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:35 am

My NL only money keeper has unlimited DL spots and has had for all 6 years. I haven't noticed a problem. In the 3rd year we did move to limit the size of the reserve roster from 7 active players and 5 prospects to 7 total reserve players + the unlimited DL space. But I and the other 9 owners in my league have no objections to unlimited DL spots.
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Postby bigh0rt » Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:11 pm

I always enjoy having a deep DL. My main keeper league in the past has used as many as five, which really changes some dynamics. As Musky said, you never have to drop injured players to waivers, nor do you have to burn a roster spot, etc. I personally prefer it that way, and think that the environment that it creates is actually a more enjoyable one. It also makes players on the DL more tradable.
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:31 pm

The difference between MLB and FBB, of course, is that you have to pay the guys on the DL in MLB. So, they can give a team unlimited DL, because the operative restriction is the costs this involves for the team. Furthermore, guys on the 15 day DL are on the 40 man roster, so the other restriction is exposure of your player to waivers in some cases.
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