I currently run a 14 team- 5x5, H2H league. The league is starting to become stale as some owners are playing with a win at all costs mentality and the same teams seem to be winning every year. I'd like to talk a little bit about the rules and then maybe you guys can chime in a let me know what you think could be changed. I'm open to anything including changing the league to roto, so let me know what you think.
!2 teams, regular draft with a total of 21 rounds. Each team must start a player at every infield position, 4 outfielders, 1 DH(doesn't necessarily have to be a dh), 5 starting pitchers and 2 relievers. 5 bench players of your choice.
Wins and losses are accumulated by winning a category, in other words while it is head to head you still accumulate either 10 wins or losses at the end of each week. Ties are not broken during the regular season, as you go 5-5 for the week. Ties during the post season are broken by the Avg. category, so if you have a 5-5 tie, the series is won by the team with the best batting avg.
There is no waiver wire in this league, so you can add and drop players at anytime. Your lineup is set once a week on Monday morning so we don't run the risk of guys dropping and adding starting pitchers. We charge $1.00 for an add/drop and it's a great source of league revenue for prize money so I'd like to try and keep the transaction total high. This however, creates a problem since some guys are watching more than others, these are the teams that seem to do better.
8 teams make the playoffs, top two in each division as well as two wildcards.
Like I said, I'm open to any changes.