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How to Redraft Players from Inactive Teams?

Postby Oatsdad » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:21 pm

I have a couple of inactive teams in the Yahoo league I run. As commissioner, I want to shut down the two dormant teams and have a redraft to spread their players among the eight active teams.

Is there a way to do this other than manually? I can ask the eight players to send "wish lists" and manually reassign players, but I'd hoped we could have a more normal draft. I don't see a way to make this happen in the "Commish Tools" menu, though.

Any thoughts?
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Re: How to Redraft Players from Inactive Teams?

Postby bigmck » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:30 am

You could just release the players and let them be picked up on waivers under the normal process. This would still be a "pain" in that you would manually have to release each player. == I would just let the inactive teams stay as they are. The type of thing that you are proposing could upset the competitive balance of the league.
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Re: How to Redraft Players from Inactive Teams?

Postby TrueNorthChamp » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:42 am

I wouldnt do it and just leave the teams inactive.
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Re: How to Redraft Players from Inactive Teams?

Postby Slapweasel » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:27 pm

There is no other way to do it. The "Wish List" idea is the best. It will be a little messy, but as long as the league votes to have a re-draft, that's the way to go.
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Re: How to Redraft Players from Inactive Teams?

Postby Oatsdad » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:12 pm

Slapweasel wrote:There is no other way to do it. The "Wish List" idea is the best. It will be a little messy, but as long as the league votes to have a re-draft, that's the way to go.


Thanks! I actually abandoned the redraft - it really was too much of a pain, so I just shut down the two inactive teams and left it at that. Sucks to leave so many good players sitting on the shelf, but at least this choice neither helps nor hurts any teams. And it shows I'm a no-nonsense commish! :-D
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Re: How to Redraft Players from Inactive Teams?

Postby Slapweasel » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:41 pm

Good for you. "Locking Out" is certainly an option! LOL You now have the option of inviting new owners to take over those teams, (Keeper), or just starting fresh next season, (Non-Keeper).

I've done it both ways, and it all depends on how the League votes.
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Re: How to Redraft Players from Inactive Teams?

Postby Oatsdad » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:48 pm

Slapweasel wrote:Good for you. "Locking Out" is certainly an option! LOL You now have the option of inviting new owners to take over those teams, (Keeper), or just starting fresh next season, (Non-Keeper).

I've done it both ways, and it all depends on how the League votes.


It's a non-keeper league, so we'll just go from scratch next year - and hope for 10 good owners. (Well, NINE, since I know I'm good! :-b)

The funny thing is that technically, one of the dead teams could still make the playoffs. I decided to bench their entire rosters and have them only play against each other, so each week they both go 0-0-12. 0-0-12 is better than LOSING records, so if enough other teams go into the toilet, one of these two could make it to the sixth spot!

Doubtful, though, and at least neither is now gumming up the works by "playing" an active team at any point...
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Re: How to Redraft Players from Inactive Teams?

Postby Slapweasel » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:11 pm

I haven't run a H2H League in 12 years, but I think that was an excellent option. It takes care of the dead weight while leaving the rest of the league to their own devices.

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Re: How to Redraft Players from Inactive Teams?

Postby Oatsdad » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:32 am

Slapweasel wrote:I haven't run a H2H League in 12 years, but I think that was an excellent option. It takes care of the dead weight while leaving the rest of the league to their own devices.

*applause*


Thanks! ;-D
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