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