bigmck wrote:Those are all valid concerns. Probably the easiest solution would be to eliminate two NL teams from the player pool.
Frankly, with solutions like that you're just making it harder and harder to manage the league, and you're not really
fixing any of the problems with it. A bandaid like that (eliminating the Pirates' and Diamondbacks' players) isn't helping the fact all of the other teams still play games against them. Most times the easiest solution is just going to create a bunch more problems. A commish who doesn't think through the consequences of all of his decisions is one who's league isn't going to last long.
The idea of adding new wrinkles into a league is great. I'd never discourage someone from trying new things and adding to the enjoyment of others, but at some point there's a line that gets crossed where it stops being more fun and just gets broken. Some owners figure these things out faster than others, loopholes get found and used, people get their feelings hurt, and friends suddenly have more to argue about than there should be over a simple game.
I'm not saying a simple, vanilla league is the only
way to run a successful league. I'm just saying that it takes a VERY savvy commish to maintain a balanced league when extra rules start getting thrown in, and it takes an even better one to be able to manage the owners of an unbalanced league without it blowing up in his face. There's a reason why the standard league setups across the major fantasy sites are so similar. They work for the average level of the participants. Maybe your particular owners can handle more a more complex system. Maybe they can't.