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Help!!! First time baseball commish

Postby Rover's Dilemma » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:51 pm

Hey everyone- I'm RJ and new to this amazing forum. I want to start a league that makes trading mandatory and also involves more wagering. The idea I'm working with a h2h league in which certain positions -maybe 2(U) and 2(P)- will be force trade positions, and the winner of the matchup can swap players with the losing team at any one of those positions.

The trouble I'm having is finding that right balance so that:

-range of starters at those positions are influencial, so that winning one is huge and losing one stings.

-focus of strategy is on whom to play at those positions to create more emphasis on the force trades and encourage banter, rather than the usual "whom to start" subjective mentality.

-logistics of the force trade, as in how to process them/ have managers take responsibility with minimum commish assistance

Now maybe I'm crazy to think this will work for baseball as well as it had for the football version last season, but I'm determined to make it happen. Is football too different for this to work in that picking players depends on which team they're facing etc, and baseball is based on more long term production values?

I would appreciate any thoughts- even if they're to confirm my stupidity for pursuing this idea. Thx- RJ
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Re: Help!!! First time baseball commish

Postby bigmck » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:22 pm

If this is your first time as a Commish, just form a league with standard rules and see how that goes first. Later you can branch out from the norm.
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Re: Help!!! First time baseball commish

Postby andrewkeefe » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:06 am

Your format wouldn't be covered with any options that an online league would offer you. No matter what the variables. This is something you would probably have to facilitate manually and manipulate the rosters manually.

Very unconventional, but ambitious. Not saying you can't do it, but fantasy football seems like it would just lend itself better to that type of thing.

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Re: Help!!! First time baseball commish

Postby jitter12 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:51 am

Sounds interesting. I've heard of this before. I would probably go with something like: Each team can designate X number of untouchables. Those players can't be touched, and the winner gets to pick from the rest. This way, the losers won't get totally screwed, and it can help keep them involved, as losing 2-3 weeks in a row would devastate, and send a lot of Owners away.

Any way you go, I don't see how you'll pull it off without the commissioner manually handling the moves (or monitoring at least).

Good luck.
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