Here is how this would work:
- Everyone who plays is in one "league". There are no separate leagues. Players can be on more than one team at a time, there is no limit in that regard.
- The basic goal is to build the best team possible while spending the least on the players.
- Everyone has one team that is capped at a certain amount of players. Players, once the season starts, can not be swapped out, except maybe during specific "trade" periods during the season.
- The players all have a specific price associated with them that may reflect either the real life salary of the players, or how well the players are predicted to do (I haven't decided yet)
- How well a team does is determined by how many runs the team as a whole would score if they were on a team together, and how well pitchers do. There are multiple ways to figure this out, and I'm not sure how this would be done. I think it would be cool if you could pick your lineup then have players and baserunners act as if they were actually on the same team.
- There are certain awards that users/teams compete for. Some examples: best team of the season with a salary under $60 million (or best team of the day, week, month), cheapest team to get to the playoffs, most efficient team (could be calculated by wins/salary). These are just some basic examples. There could obviously be tons more. There could also be big cash prizes for certain awards or something, I don't know.
Obviously there would be an issue with people making the exact same team, but that could be dealt with in a few different ways if it becomes an issue.
So, how does this sound? I think it would be fun because you would be competing with so many people, and because making a cheap team is fun. But I really want to hear what other people think. Do you think a lot of people would want to play this?