Rich Greene wrote:I love live drafts, but my league has been doing a message board draft for the past six years and I've come to love it even more. We start March 1 and the draft usually takes 2-3 weeks
The pros are it kills time during Spring Training, cause to me there's nothing worse than after you've drafted just staring at your roster for 2-3 weeks waiting for the season to start. And even if you wait till later in the month to draft, you're still just waiting.
Also there's a lot of trading during the message board draft, because teams have a lot of time to call each other and work deals out. We see a lot of moving up and moving down with deals that are just based around picks and to me that makes the draft experience even better.
You could also do a combo either start or finish with the last 5 rounds as a live draft and do the rest on a forum.
Agreed - I come from the same background as a live draft lover, turned slow draft fiend. I think they are the best way to go for all of the reasons that he stated above - as long as you stick to a time schedule and people are fastidious about making their picks as quickly as possible, I think this is by far a better way to hold a draft