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Postby ScReWBaLLL » Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:15 pm

I am starting a Keeper League on Yahoo this year. It will be H2H but I haven't decided on scoring or whether it will be 10 or 12 teams. Anyway, I'm starting to put together a constitution and was wondering if anyone would send me theirs to give me ideas of how to organize it and make sure I don't miss anything. I've been looking online for examples but links will also help. I will send you mine when it is done, and I expect that it will be good and cover everything.

Email to rjm1918@sbcglobal.net

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Re: League Constitution

Postby nored » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:25 pm

I am also starter a keeper or dynasty league and I would also be very interested to check out how others have set up their rules. I would also be happy to share what I come up with.

Please post or PM me and I can send you my e-mail address.
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Re: League Constitution

Postby rookies and cream » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:30 pm

Look around in the Draft Rooms Inside forum.

viewforum.php?f=221

You'll find a couple of constitutions there. ;-D
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Re: League Constitution

Postby nettles3Ball-star » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:23 pm

Here's a link to the rules of my deep dynasty. It employs a 40-man roster to emulate MLB.
http://tinyurl.com/2axxes

Here's a link to the previous rules before we switched to the 40-man.
http://tinyurl.com/8r69mw

Rules in green pertained to the set-up of the league and were not part of the day to day of the league once it was established.
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Re: League Constitution

Postby gocardinals413 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:49 am

I have been doing a 14 team H2H with points. Each team has a 26 man roster, starting 9 hitters and 6 pitchers (5 are either SP or RP, 1 has to be an RP). We do weekly matchups which is a lot of fun. It really depends on your taste, a lot of the guys in my league like the points better than roto becuase it is a little easier to follow. Makes it seem more like a baseball game. As the commissioner it takes a lot of responsibility but our league has operated for three years now with minimum rules and we simply handle each case as it occurs, we have once had to deal with the dumping of players but that was it. Simplicity is sometimes the best way.
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Re: League Constitution

Postby RDD15 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:31 am

I disagree with gocardinals. I am a guy that likes to have very strong rules in place so that everyone knows what they are dealing with ahead of time. Dealing with situations on a case by case basis as they come up is not fun, first of all. Second, I personally feel that it is a bit lazy.

Other than the time invested in writing your rules, there is zero drawback to having a solid rule set. Some guys say that it feels to overbearing to have a comprehensive rulebook, but those rules are just there in case they are needed. I dont understand why being prepared for situations ahead of time, and having your owners know exactly how things will work can be a bad thing. Also, if the rules are written ahead of time, it is not possible for decisions to be influenced based on whether certain owners are well liked or not well liked by those deciding how to rule on things.
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Re: League Constitution

Postby baizboll » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:02 pm

I have to agree with RDD15 and hope gocardinals never gets into a situation that becomes a pi**ing contest among the owners. With just a loose set of guidelines, you are setting yourself up for trouble that will cause hard feelings and inability to keep owners from year to year.

Also if there are a comprehensive set of rules or constitution, it gives the appearance of professionalism and stability to recruiting new owners. If I'm going to join a new league, it certainly won't be one that seems to be set up to run by the seat of the pants decisions.
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Re: League Constitution

Postby markgrebowsky » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:04 pm

While my league isn't head to head it's roto here's a link to our constitution:
http://www.geocities.com/markgrebowsky/

I admit I did adapt the format of another league's constitution to fit our rules when we were starting the league.
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