We have one opening in a 12 team mixed live auction keeper league. We are holding the auction March 27th in Tucson, AZ. Interested owners must be able to attend the auction. Each team gets $260 but we only draft one C rather than 2 (for 22 players total).
The stats we use are Offense: OBA, Slug, R, RBI, SB; Pitching: W, S, ERA, Ratio, K; Defense: Errors (I've never understood why more leagues don't include this).
The entry fee is $150 and we pay out top 3 teams. Plus, we have supplemental prizes for ROY awards and even our own league MVP (voted on by owners based on player salaries). To keep owners interested the entire season, we have monthly payouts based on movement in standings.
Each team has 5 keepers and so will you after the expansion draft, which you'd be participating in with 2 other new owners (1 of whom left for one year to study for the BAR). There are certainly plenty of attractive keepers available, including $11 Colon, $10 Teixeira, and $13 Percival.
Free agents are acquired weekly via blind auction, with each team getting $100. The blind auction format has proved very interesting.
Of course, there are also 3 teams with their spring training sites in Tucson (Rockies, D'Backs, White Sox) and we'll definitely be checking out some games.
Owners are coming in from all over (NYC, Chicago, Little Rock, Omaha, LA, SD) so don't hesitate b/c of distance. This is a baseball fan's dream trip!
This is our 3rd year doing a live auction (6th year of the league overall).
Email me at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.