Bear with me, but I'd like to give you plenty of back story here...
Streaming as you guys call it, or "Pimping" as my league has always called it is a major topic of discussion right now in my league.
We've been around since the early 90s (yes, for many many years we were doing things by hand and mailing out weekly stats!). Our group is a 50/50 mix of Old Timers and Younger guys. 12 teams, and for the last few years run through Yahoo's free scoring system. The internet and the instant availability of information is still a new concept to a handful of our guys and they're beginning to get restless when they see pitchers being picked up on a daily basis by whichever guy gets to work the earliest and checks the waiver wire.
We use The Sporting News as our pricing sheet, and utilize a straight 13 player team: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP. No bench, 5 DL spots. It's a standard 5x5 Roto style scoring system. Our salary cap is done manually but works out to be pretty tight so teams always must have a few "unheard-ofs" to get under our dollar value.
In an effort to get payouts to a wider variety of teams last year, we implemented a system of "Category Payouts" where you would pocket $25 for each category your team won. Naturally this got the wheels spinning for some guys and one team had nearly 200 moves (more than 100 more than the next most team) and ran away with Wins and Strikeouts. We've since eliminated "Category Payouts," but I've already gotten word from a few managers that are upset over the unlimited streaming/pimping that occurred last year that basically handed 3rd place overall to a team that had no offense and all pitching.
We go with a $100 entry and $1 fee for each move so technically the money pot grows with each move, but I'd still like to put a cap system on moves this year. Personally, I think 75 moves should be enough considering the small size of our rosters. We've always taken the policy that DL moves and demotions to the minors count do not count against the cap. That would put as much as $2100 in our end of the season pot. The first couple hundred of which goes to our hall rental, trophies, and beer/food, but would still lead to some pretty substantial payouts. Plus I've promised some creativity with payouts this year including $25 to the leader at the all star break and $25 to the "Draft Winner"
In a 13 roster spot 5x5 roto league, 75 transactions should be plenty, right?