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If you had one chance to be a commish?

Postby Wilbur » Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:14 pm

What sort of format would you choose? :
Keeper or Redraft?
Roto or Head to Head?
Points or Categories? If categories, 4X4 or 5X5. etc.. If points, what scoring?
Number of Teams?
Both AL and NL player pools?
Serpentine or Auction?
Change Lineups Weekly or Daily?
Number of players in Starting Lineup?
Any Bench? If so, how many players?
Minor League Rosters? If so, how many players?
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Re: If you had one chance to be a commish?

Postby Ender » Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:24 pm

Wilbur wrote:What sort of format would you choose? :
Keeper or Redraft?
Roto or Head to Head?
Points or Categories? If categories, 4X4 or 5X5. etc.. If points, what scoring?
Number of Teams? 14
Both AL and NL player pools?
Serpentine or Auction?
Change Lineups Weekly or Daily?
Number of players in Starting Lineup? 25
Any Bench? If so, how many players? 4
Minor League Rosters? If so, how many players? No


The roto or H2H question can go either way, H2H is a lot more fun but Roto is less luck which I like. I'm not huge into keepers because I hate the lopsided trades deciding who wins each season. Weekly lineups is a no brainer for H2H in my opinion. Large leagues are always better than small in my mind, need to empty that FA list.
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Re: If you had one chance to be a commish?

Postby horatio » Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:56 pm

redraft, serpentine, both Al & NL, H2H, 12 - 16 teams, 7x7 (regular 5x5, plus OPS and Fielding% and K/BB and Holds), daily lineup changes but with a weekly IP max of 50-60 innings maybe - something like that, 9 offensive spots, 2 sp's, 2 rp's and 4 additional p's.
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Re: If you had one chance to be a commish?

Postby Slow Pitch » Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:40 pm

Wilbur wrote:What sort of format would you choose? :
Keeper
Roto
Categories 5X5 or 6x6
Number of Teams 12-14
Both AL & NL
Serpentine
Change Lineups Weekly
Number of players in Starting Lineup 20...9 P's
Any Bench? 5
Minor League Rosters? No
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Re: If you had one chance to be a commish?

Postby ayebatter » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:18 pm

Redraft
Roto
Categories 5X5.
16 Teams
Both AL and NL player pools
Auction
Change Lineups Weekly / no trades!
Number of players in Starting Lineup 19
Bench 6
Minor League Rosters 2
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Re: If you had one chance to be a commish?

Postby Joe LaCock » Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:16 am

Auction & Keeper (4)

10 member- both leagues

5*5 OBP instead of BA- H2H is crap

Daily transactions, no transaction fees, Aug 31th trade deadline, $20 league deposit which could be refunded, fines for inactive owners, IN pitched limit,

1b 2nd,SS,3rd, MI, CI, Util, OF,OF,OF, C

5 Pit

That's about it.
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Re: If you had one chance to be a commish?

Postby JDD » Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:03 pm

The following answers are based on several years of experience of running a fantasy baseball league... and my goal every year has been to win at the end and have the most fun along the way.

Redraft. If I KNEW for sure my 11 guys would return, then keeper is probably more fun, but I have seen tooooo many guys not come back. Owners are easier to replace if they don't have to take over a crappy team.

Head to Head. That is how fantasy baseball most closely resembles the real game on the field, you set your pitchers up, trying not to use too many, trying to decide which games to tank and there by conserve resources. Gotta Love Head to Head. Points leauges are easy to manage, and ideal for the casual, check my team once and a while fan.

In my one fantasy point leauge, we run five by five... top guy gets 12 points, last guy gets one.... no innings pitched requirement tho... so you can play with all closers if ya want.

12 teams, both leagues, snake draft... live draft.

The head to head leagues have a monday and friday deadline. The FP are daily... so the roster change decision will be made for you once you decide on head to head or FP. I would NOT play a FP format with weekly lineup changes. That just encourages players to be inactive.

You can have a bench, but not too large. My favorite format is 11 hitters, up to seven active pitchers, and a 30 man total roster... this would allow you to stash away some kids or someone who is hurt.

Keep it simple... the fun will follow.
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Re: If you had one chance to be a commish?

Postby Matthias » Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:48 pm

Wilbur wrote:What sort of format would you choose?

Keeper
Roto
Categories. 6x6 adding OBP and Holds
12 Teams
Both AL and NL player pool.
Auction
Change Lineups Daily
11 hitters, 10 pitchers
5-6 player bench
3-player Minor League Rosters.
0-3 to 4-3. Worst choke in the history of baseball. Enough said.
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