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Need opinions about keeper league rule

Postby Bwanna » Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:20 am

I'm taking over as the commish in league that needs a rule clarified going into next season. Each season, teams can keep from 4 to 7 players, and they can keep a player up to 3 seasons. The 4th season they go back into the free agent pool to be drafted. Fairly simple and straightforward so far.

The question involves trading keepers and whether to reset their 'kept' years or what I call their keeper contract after a trade. Currently, I'm of the opinion that a player with a keeper contract should keep their contract even after a trade. If they don't keep their contract, and their contracts are reset simply due to a trade, it leaves a huge loophole for owners to simply swap keepers in order to hold on to similar value. It also ties up top-tier players indefinitely, so that weaker teams may never have a chance to draft some top-notch talent.

Any thoughts that I may not have considered?
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Re: Need opinions about keeper league rule

Postby fast dogs » Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:21 am

the beauty of the contracts is their value lessens as their final year approaches, resetting defeats the whole purpose
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Re: Need opinions about keeper league rule

Postby Third Day » Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:27 am

fast dogs wrote:the beauty of the contracts is their value lessens as their final year approaches, resetting defeats the whole purpose


Yes, what he said.
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Re: Need opinions about keeper league rule

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:08 am

Third Day wrote:
fast dogs wrote:the beauty of the contracts is their value lessens as their final year approaches, resetting defeats the whole purpose


Yes, what he said.


As I've said in the league, I now certainly agree with that position.
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Re: Need opinions about keeper league rule

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:47 pm

No question in my mind, the contract should stay as is.
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Re: Need opinions about keeper league rule

Postby RedSoxNation04 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:52 pm

Sounds like you have a consensus here and I agree as well. Contracts should stay as-is.
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Re: Need opinions about keeper league rule

Postby Bwanna » Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:08 pm

Thanks everyone. ;D
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Re: Need opinions about keeper league rule

Postby noseeum » Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:45 am

Yeah, if it doesn't stay the same, you'll have a really distorted market. A guy has Arod, his contract is running out, and the guy is missing the playoffs. He trades him to someone else who can keep him for 3 years, so the two owners have vastly different views on the value of Arod. You'll end up see deals where a stud gets traded for nothing.
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Re: Need opinions about keeper league rule

Postby tribefan08 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:12 pm

WOW almost made a post, read down a few posts and this was pretty much what I think my league is looking for....

I like the idea of expiring contracts. Right now our league is messed up due to the keeper set up we have. I am going to make a post and post the Link here. If any of you guys that have already answered can help me out I appreciate it. Our league has gotten outta hand and keepers were the main cause.
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Re: Need opinions about keeper league rule

Postby tribefan08 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:29 pm

here's my link if any of you check back, thanks!

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