bigmck wrote:If I understand that right you are keeping 19 out of 25 players. That is crazy. It does not give anyone a chance to improve their team. You could play for 20 years and never move up more that a few places. The league is not fair at all. I doubt if you can get them to change, but here is my opinion on what makes a good league. == Don't keep more than half the players. -- Set up a system that stops a team for keeping a player for more 3 or 4 years. -- Don't have too many Minor League spots. Maybe three. If all the good ML players are taken, where is the chance to improve your team. ======= We had a similiar problem in my league. It was that the salary escalated slowly and the same teams were keeping the same players 6 and 7 years. About half of us guys got together and discussed it and then went to the rest of the league and made suggestions on ways to improve. I think this might be your best shot at making the league more fair and fun. Good luck.
....actually, we keep 25 of 31 players.
I love roto much more than I thought I would but this league seems almost as if it were structured to keep the better teams (mainly the original members) at the top, while making it darn near impossible for the lower tier teams to finish in the money!
I don't think that was the original intent....but that's the way it's played out!
The bottom half pretty much donates $65 every year for the teams at the top.
I've done some research into "keeper" leagues and yet to find one that allows owners to hang onto every good player indefinitely like ours....which is what you have when you get to keep 25 players and only drop 6.
As far as Heyward and Strasburg....they were taken quite a while back....not sure exactly when. We have some owners who live fantasy 24-7 and have constant access to computers....as a result, they usually have better info and are quicker at the trigger.
Like I said, I love roto....but I have a life too!
To give you an idea of the level of talent on the team I inherited....my best players were Alfonso Soriano, Andrian Beltre, Carlos Zambrano and Joey Votto....Votto being my shining star.
My catchers were Paul Bako and LoDuca.