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Proper roster size for 8-team league

Postby AquaMan2342 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:15 pm

I have been commish of an 8-team 5-man keep for four years now. Right now the roster size is as follows:

C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF OF OF, UTIL UTIL UTIL

SP, SP, SP, RP RP RP P P P

There are seven bench slots. I want to increase roster sizes this year because I am bored with this league basically being a crap-shoot. What would be an optimal roster size to test the true knowledge of the players.
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Re: Proper roster size for 8-team league

Postby Eagle Baseball » Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:21 am

I play in a small (7 team) family league. I think you need to decrease the bench size. One of the fun things about a small league is the FA pool is large so there are always quality FA's thus there are many transactions. By having 7 bench spots you likely decrease the # of transactions because everyone has a star studded bench.

If I were you I would decrease the UTIL hitters and decrease the bench players or eliminate the UTIL hitters and go with a MI, CI and 4 OF's while decreasing the # of bench players.
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Re: Proper roster size for 8-team league

Postby pjalst » Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:28 pm

Hey, it's the under age dating guy :-D , Just busting your chops. I agree with the last post two post. With a large bench, owners won't have to search far for a replacement player. With the smaller bench, you force more transactions and force players to use their waiver priority to "snatch up" players. Also with a smaller bench, some owners are force to drop quality players so they can make roster space to add an injury replacement.
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Re: Proper roster size for 8-team league

Postby AquaMan2342 » Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:50 pm

WaCougMBS wrote:
Eagle Baseball wrote:I play in a small (7 team) family league. I think you need to decrease the bench size. One of the fun things about a small league is the FA pool is large so there are always quality FA's thus there are many transactions. By having 7 bench spots you likely decrease the # of transactions because everyone has a star studded bench.

If I were you I would decrease the UTIL hitters and decrease the bench players or eliminate the UTIL hitters and go with a MI, CI and 4 OF's while decreasing the # of bench players.


Agreed. If you insist ( :-D ) on playing smaller leagues like this, you gotta keep the benches small ;-D


It's not necessarily my insistence.....I am just friends with a lot of those "half-committed" type players. We've tried 12 and always end up finding at least two duds. I hate eight, but it's worked as far as contributors go.
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Re: Proper roster size for 8-team league

Postby ayebatter » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:29 am

Drop your bench to 3, change your OF to LF/CF/RF, drop 2 Util spots, add MI/CI and limit the amount of transactions to 50 (not including trades).
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