My initial thoughts on the league:
-Scoring could be standard 5x5 league
-Roster would include: C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, 3 OF, DH plus 4 bench spots (Maybe I should specify CF/corner OF?)
Really a personal preference on the positions. I think 3 generic OFs is fine.
redsoxtalk wrote:-Pitching staff would include: 4 SP, 2 RP plus 2 bench spots
-Each team would also get 1 DL slot to work with
Why only 1 DL slot? I personally believe there should be a very high number of DL spots. A team shouldn't be penalized by having guys get hurt, especially in a keeper league.
redsoxtalk wrote:-Each team could stash 3-4 prospects in their "farm system"; when they are called up, you can drop a player and put them on your active roster, or you can keep them in your farm
-I think we have to limit the add/drops in the farm slots somehow, maybe one or two times in a year?
-At the end of the year, you can protect up to 14 players (2/3 of your active roster) for next season
From your experience, do you think that the roster size is too prohibitive and will just result in a lot of add/dropping?
Roster size looks fine to me.
redsoxtalk wrote:How about the farm system roster size? Should it be expanded? I read some posts here where people had 12-14 players on their farm team.
Personal preference again. If you have super hard-core players in your league, you could expand it, but if you have more casual guys, anything more than 3 or 4 will tilt the balance in the league towards the guys that are more into it. I'd start with 3 or 4 and expand it next year if the league wants more.
redsoxtalk wrote:Also, logistically, how do you handle prospects who become available on Yahoo! to make sure they go to the right team? How about if the manager doesn't want to add them to their active roster yet? How can you prevent someone from picking them up in that case?
This shouldn't be a problem at all. I'm in a similar league, and the owners just pay attention to minor league rosters and don't add guys that are owned by someone else. We had a few instances during the year when a guy was picked up that was already owned, but a quick message board post or e-mail rectified the situation quickly.
redsoxtalk wrote:How about the number of protected players? I would like for teams to build on what they have, but maybe this setup will be too easy to change people every year?
I think keeping 14 guys is plenty. A good deal of the fun (for me at least) is drafting every year. If you keep too many guys, that kind of gets lost in the shuffle.