kingdon wrote:I am interested.
How is a team's market value determined? And who determines their preceived value?
How is this league run? Yahoo?
If, say, I take the Cubs. Would I have their entire MLB team and (most of) their farm system? Would would be the point in ranking the farm system? To determine a price for each player or their salary?
Also, I went onto the site and failed to find the costs for each team
Initial market value is determined using the teams current payroll and some other factors. Market value changes are calculated based on both performance (placement in standings) and farm rankings. So, in this league winning isn't everything. You can be handsomely rewarded as a small market team by building from the ground up.
The league is run on ProFSL's scoring service. It's a brand new service we just started with this year. It's not quite as user friendly as Yahoo but it has loads more functionality (You can't have 30 team leagues on Yahoo or ESPN, for one).
If you take the Cubs you will inherit their 40 man roster, then you can populate your farm roster with whatever players you choose from the Cubs system. Ranking the farm system is usually done by using a mix of prospect rankings (Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, Sporting News, etc).
The contract prices for minor league players are universal. We have prospect contracts to make them cheap to own for several years. Some prospects inherit major league contracts if they were signed to them by their club. Yu Darvish and Bryce Harper are examples of this.
Come check out the boards. If you have more questions please post on the boards, this way if other new members have the same questions the answers will be available for them.
Hope to see you there!