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Brand new $75 HTH mixed keeper. 14 teams. 4 x 4

Postby rusty barr » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:59 pm

Brand new $75 HTH mixed keeper league. Custom 4 x 4. 14 General Managers.

I am recruiting now, but this league will actually start its first season in 2013.

I want to get our 14 new GMs locked in as soon as possible. 2013 will be here before you know it.

The first big draft will be Sunday March 31, 2013 at 3 pm east coast time.

Straight draft. Serpentine. First year random draft order.
No player salaries. No team salary cap. No auction.
Can keep and own players for life if you so choose

Here is my contact information:

email is ctf1995@yahoo.com
Cell is 843-269-4030

More league details below

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Re: Brand new $75 HTH mixed keeper. 14 teams. 4 x 4

Postby rusty barr » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:08 pm

CBS Sportsline will host our league.
I currently run three other baseball leagues there so i know how to set it all up there well.
As far as me, and why you should conisider joining this league (i know there are a lot of scammers out there)
well, i can provide references if you wish. You can also look me up at eBay. My user ID is franco8308...and I have over 600 transactions and a 100 percent rating.
I am a 49 year old family man and i have been playing and running fantasy baseball leagues since 1982.
I will be running the league money wise via PayPal but if you don't have PayPal I will work with you. We can do check or money order. Whatever you prefer. I know a lot of people like league safe, but to me that is only necessary if you are playing in a league where you don't trust the commissioner. Why trust me? I have tried to explain that above. If I was a scammer I doubt I would post my cell phone number or my eBay ID or offer references from three other leagues I run. All filled with strangers I have recruited through the years. :*)

We will have 14 teams and 2 divisions. 6 teams will make the playoffs. All the money in the pot will get paid out. I take nothing to run the league. This is all a labor of love.

Player pool: both AL and NL
Weekly lineups set once a week. Game weeks are Monday to Sunday night.
Head to head. One week at a time. Not roto. You try and win weeks.
Week 1 say you go 5-3...week 2 say you go 4-4...in the standings you are now 9-7...
...and so on.
Add drops and trades are free.
Schedule is randomly generated by CBS
This is a keeper league.
No salaries no cap
You can own players for life.
We will each get to keep 12 Major league players and 4 minor league players each season.

Starting lineup is unique:
2 C
1 1b
1 2b
1 ss
1 3b
1 Corner inf
1 middle inf
1 utility any
2 centerfielders
3 outfielders
9 pitchers
(which must be 5 SP and 4 RP)

CBS governs position eligibility

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Re: Brand new $75 HTH mixed keeper. 14 teams. 4 x 4

Postby rusty barr » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:15 pm

Unique 4 x 4 categories in this league and why:

I am going to borrow a lot here from fantasy guru Ron Shandler...

The contention has been that more is better. 5 x 5 may have been an improvement over the original 4 x 4 but not for the reasons we think. It did not really capture that much more of a player's productivity than original 4 x 4 did. The purpose that 5 x 5 really served was to close off some of the loopholes that allowed original 4 x 4 owners to game the system.
Some bright 4 x 4 player realized he could assemble a winning pitching staff of just relievers, so leagues instituted minimum innings requirements. These became unnecessary with the addition of strikeouts as a pitching category. Runs were added on the batting side to provide balance. But the last thing that 5 x 5, or even typical 4 x 4, provides is balance.
With one ratio category on the batting side (AVE) and two on the pitching side (ERA and WHIP) there has always been an inherent imbalance in how batters and pitchers are valued.
Adding Runs on the batters side only serves to double the number of categories that are situation dependent. RBI and Runs provide less a measure of individual skill than a measure of a player's surrounding cast. In addition, including both R and RBI means that we have been triple counting the impact of a home run! In the end, 40% of a batter's value in standard 5 x 5 is composed of stats that are only marginally skills related.
While the natural inclination is to add categories to make up for these types of deficiencies, we can actually capture just as much by going back to a 4 x 4 format. An added advantage is that players and categories are easier to manage when there are fewer moving parts.

So, having said all that, OUR categories for this league will be VERY unique. This league is going to attempt to "right all the industry wrongs"...when it comes to true player values.

Here we go...(insert drum roll sound effect)

Batting:
- On Base Percentage (better than Batting Average)
- Stolen Bases
- Home Runs
- Runs Produced. (we are combining R and RBI into one category to minimize the effects of team environment and remove some redundant HR). Our Runs Produced formula is (R + RBI - HR)

Pitching:
- Wins
- Strikeouts
- Earned Run Average
- we are changing Saves to (Saves + Holds - Blown Saves) to reduce the impact that closers typically have on 4 x 4 values

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WHIP goes away. Who really manages their pitchers using WHIP anyway?

In the end here, we are back to 4 x 4 but with more balance.

:-°

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Re: Brand new $75 HTH mixed keeper. 14 teams. 4 x 4

Postby rusty barr » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:21 pm

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Email me or call me for more details.

Thanks in advance for reading through this.

Any and all questions welcome.

;-D
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Re: Brand new $75 HTH mixed keeper. 14 teams. 4 x 4

Postby rusty barr » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:25 pm

Deep league. You need to do your homework to win this league.
36 man rosters. Big minor league keeper component. 2/6
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Re: Brand new $75 HTH mixed keeper. 14 teams. 4 x 4

Postby Milhouse14 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:03 am

Great run leagues, this one with some different scoring categories.

I fully endorse Rusty Barr leagues, the commish does a fantastic job creating a fun and fair atmosphere for fantasy baseball.

In short, SIGN UP!

This league needs SKILLED owners looking for a deep league challenge!
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Re: Brand new $75 HTH mixed keeper. 14 teams. 4 x 4

Postby rusty barr » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:10 am

Milhouse14 wrote:Great run leagues, this one with some different scoring categories.

I fully endorse Rusty Barr leagues, the commish does a fantastic job creating a fun and fair atmosphere for fantasy baseball.

In short, SIGN UP!

This league needs SKILLED owners looking for a deep league challenge!


Very cool. Thank you milhouse

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Re: Brand new $75 HTH mixed keeper. 14 teams. 4 x 4

Postby rusty barr » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:20 am

12 spots open
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Re: Brand new $75 HTH mixed keeper. 14 teams. 4 x 4

Postby rusty barr » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:17 am

Any questions or comments...

Email ctf1995@yahoo.com
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