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Postby Marine » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:01 pm

Wanting to get into a competitive league or a new one that just started. I prefer it to NOT be a money league. Im not that big on money leagues unless they are ran locally.....However if the rules are good and the league worth getting into then I might be willing to get into a good money league:)

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Re: Looking for Leagues to join..

Postby mike shavo » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:58 pm

Hello,

Our league has a fixed fee of $70, part of which goes to pay for the web site (CBS, $150, if I remember correctly), and the rest goes 60/30/10 to the top 3.

6 of our 8 owners are in SC, one is in Miami and another is in San Francisco. Our league is NL-only, Rotisserie auction draft and scoring (5x5 categories), with a 5-player farm and FAAB bidding... basically we use the official Rotisserie rules, with some tweaking we've added over the years, most of which are designed to limit "punting" trades.

I posted a post on this web site, and so far have had 2 people show interest. We have 8 teams now, but we'd like to get to 10.

Anyways, if it sounds interesting at all, let me know and I'd be happy to e-mail you the rosters so you can look them over, or answer any questions you might have.

Thanks,

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Re: Looking for Leagues to join..

Postby tonymack » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:51 pm

We are currently starting a new auction AL/NL in central NC. The previous league(NL only) lasted for 16 years. So we are in this for the long haul. The auction will be held in Pittsboro, NC or Chapel Hill.
We are looking to add some new scoring categories such as obp, war, k/9 innings, along with some tradition 5x5 categories. I can send a draft constitution from a NL only league that has been in existence for 16 years.

We are looking for true baseball fans to compete with. Will be extremely fun and entertaining as well as competitive. Some of the other features are: Maintain 40 man roster, waiver wire at the end of the season, FAAB, minor league draft. Must maintain a 23 man active roster. contracts can be extended.

Fees have yet to be determine. I can email you a draft constitution if interested.

Let's play ball,

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Re: Looking for Leagues to join..

Postby HamptonBayardHampton » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:26 pm

Unique AUCTION AL and NL
Roto League Start-Up
Next Great Roto Baseball League
• Sunday, February 17th On-Line Auction.
• 2013 is first season for new Dynasty/Keeper League.
• 13 Teams with 18 Pitchers and 28 Hitters, no bench. Auction Day Only Salary Ceiling of $520.
• 9 to 9:15 Wednesday and Sunday Nights Transactions via eBay style FAAB Tweet Bids.
• Sunday, April 7th First Transactions.
• $10 Fee per Team for Stat Service.
• Winner claims bragging rights.
• 6 x 6 Scoring Categories: Hitting - Plate Appearances, Runs Scored, Batting Average, Home Runs, Runs Batted In, and Stolen Bases; Pitching - Innings Pitched, Strike Outs, Wins, Saves, Earned Run Average, and WHIP (walks + hits allowed per innings pitched.
• Active Roster Slots: 3 x Catchers, 1 x Swing Man (can be hitter or pitcher), 10 x outfielders, 2 x 1B, 2 x 2B, 2 x 3B, 2 x shortstop, 2 x middle infield, 2 x corner base, and 2 x utility + 18 x pitchers.
• Two 40 minute Mock Auctions on February 3rd and 6th using Auction Day software.
• August Dog Days Salary Specials.
• Effective, limited Anti-Dumping Rule.
and so...
What makes the Next Great such a U-N-I-Q-U-E
Roto Baseball League experience?

A. Deep Player Pool Penetration is rare in a mixed AL and NL League: Quality of Team Owners trumps quantity of Owners. No matter what type of league, it only takes a few stragglers to drag it down. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Too many times, however, we add owners so our league has more teams in order to achieve deeper penetration of the player pool. on Auction Day. Instead, we end up with too many unproven owners. Wouldn't you rather have thirteen great General Managers instead of 26 GMs where it is more than likely that a few will detract from your league by drafting like your sister, refuse to keep up in-season, and make putrid trades (then add insult to injury by quittting after a single season- one and done)? We'd rather have thirteen great owner-managers with double the standard Roto active player rosters, because deeper player pool penetration is paramount. Quality of Team Owners Trumps Quantity.
B. This is a league which encourages trades, promotes aggressive waiver wire maintenance, and limits streaming.
C. Play them, trade them, or risk losing them on the waiver wire. Make all healthy players active. No bench, 46 active roster slots.
D. The bane of every League’s continued health: Ghost Teams and landslide Trade Dumping after the All Star Game Break. Twenty-six weeks is a long season, but it is a lot longer when you’re stuck in the 2nd division. with little hope of getting players who are reserved and shelved by other teams even thoug the players are currently putting up counting stats. You need hope as well as a Keeper Roster to keep you active for the entire season. We especially provide hope in concrete, conceptual ways.
E. Every MLB team will win 50 games and every MLB will lose 50 games-- no matter what. It’s what they do in the remaining 62 games that matters. In our League, the Floor and Ceiling as far as points to be earned are a lot closer than ever to our feet and head at the end of the season. Being a Keeper League is great, but not when your Keeper roster makes the pennsnt race over by the All Star Game or makes your advantage too great on Auction Day. The playing field has been leveled. A good Keeper roster is still a fine thing to have; it’s just no longer the chief thing.
F. It’s unusual to find a mixed AL and NL that has this kind of penetration into the player pool on Auction Day: aprox. 79.7% of all active MLB players should be on Next Great rosters. On Auction day the Team Salary Ceiling is $520 for the double rosters, so value calculations are the same as before. In mixed leagues, any and every piece of MLB news is interesting; baseball news and analysis junkies unite in mixed leagues.
G. Role players who contribute double figures in counting category stats matter as much in our Roto as in real life. How often have bit players had a material effect on your current Roto League’s final standings? Or even been on a roster for more than a week or two? Based on experience with our Urleague (our original, earliest, primitive roto league for 26 seasons and still counting), two or three HRs here or the same number of Wins or RBI there are frequently the difference between being in the First Place or the First Division or not after the entire 26 week season. 46 active roster slots and 12 scoring categories makes the categories tighter.
H. This is a League that makes tactics and roster construction equally as important as projecting player values. In the Next Great you really are a GM who can make a difference.
I. The deep player pool penetration means that ultimately, after the newness of the experience wears off, it will dawn on owners that trading can change your fortune when big sticks or ace hurlers are not in the free agent pool. Our Urleague had over 70 trades just in 2012.
J. eBay style Twitter bidding makes the twice/weekly transactions easily accessible from anywhere with a short 15 minute window for bidding each of the 2 nights.
K. Blind Vickery FAAB Bidding for players waived by Next Great teams.
L. Priority in transaction rounds 2, 3, and 4 on Wednesday nights is based on reverse order of standings AND all nominations and bids are in real time and transparent via Tweet Bids- all within a 15 minute window.
M. Per week: two exception moves, unlimited natural moves, one waiver claim, and limitless reserved DL players.
N. Teams that continue to apply themselves will be able to find potential Keeper bargains during the August Dog Days Salary Specials.
O. Teams who have fought the good fight and are in a pennant race will not see their efforts derailed by the kind of trade dumping that fans should not tolerate in The Show.
P. We readily concede we don’t use cutting edge sabermetric stats as league scoring categories. This allows anyone and everyone to easily figure on the back of an envelope from the box score the net effect of a single game on their Roto team. Instead, competitive teams in Next Great use their own skilled analysis of the game’s internal numbers to predict playing time, role, and future impact on our 12 categories/external stats.
Q. And most Leagues that do have advanced sabermetric categories don’t have them set up in opposition to one another, making for more tactical decisions. In the Next Great you need both IP and Ks which you must balance against ERA and WHIP. You need BA, yet you need PA too. These are not easy decisions when so many categories are so tight at the end of the season.
R. In the post-PED endemic injuries era, even though all other non-trade moves are limited to two days per week, activating a reserved player by 9 p.m. any night is effective the next day.
S. Again, no bench. Our league is for GMs, not daily mangers. We encourage trades, promote aggressive waiver wire maintenance, and limit streaming.
T. Player contracts for 2 years + Topper Rights. Dynasty/Keeper League- max 15 on Freeze Roster, including Toppers. Just like Free Agency in The Show, you can keep a player on your team forever if you’re willing to pay one dollar more than the market every 3rd season.
U. On Auction Day to offer an angle on angle strategy for those clairvoyants inclined to indulge their mystical talents: Anyone alive is NOW available for purchase, should you choose to spend part of your $520 salary cap in that manner. For instance, you can buy a kid in the minors or in college or Japan or even the Korean League. You can later keep him on your Freeze Roster, but if he is not on an MLB roster on the following Auction Day, then he is automatically dropped back into the Auction Free Agent Pool.
V. Swing Man Roster slot instead of 4th catcher provides roster flexibility.
W. $20+ DL = REDEMPTION: If a player is bought for at least $20 in the current season’s Auction AND subsequent to Auction Day is placed on a major league Disabled List his Next Great team may release him before he is activated by his MLB team and redeem a portion of his current salary as an in-season FAAB Bonus.
X. Our single on-line Off-season Trading party on the eve of Freeze rosters promotes off-season trading.
Y. Our $10 fee makes it possible for most people to enjoy 12 months of fun and our lack of a cash prize consistently dissuades money-grubbing cheaters, while the Next Great will be the most challenging league you ever play in. Bar none…

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Re: Looking for Leagues to join..

Postby chadtvan » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:14 pm

I have two words to describe my league: Very Competitive
Here is why: My league uses relegation and promotion. My league is split into 4 divisions (Majors, AAA, AA, and A) and each year the top finishers are promoted to the level above them and the bottom finishers in each division are demoted to the division below. Therefore teams always play in a division that has other teams with a very similar talent level. Teams only play within their own division. I currently just need one replacement owner for a team in the 'A League'.
It IS a money league (fees range between $20-$50), but is held by Leaguesafe.com. This league is in its 4th year and will be around for many many years (I run another league that is entering its 11th year).

Here are the full details...if interested or have questions e-mail me at rallycap at fanbaseball dot com

Rally Cap Fantasy Baseball Leagues

Rally Cap Fantasy Baseball Leagues was founded in January 2010. Rally Cap is a money (fees vary by league), dynasty (keep entire roster year to year), Head-to-Head each category (standard 5x5), salary cap, relegation and promotion fantasy baseball league played on fantrax.com.

Intention/Purpose
This league is meant to be very competitive and fun. Competitiveness will be ensured by using a salary cap to ensure teams have similar valued rosters and Leagues divided by team quality through relegation and promotion. Also, league fees ensure that owners take there teams seriously and that there is something to gain or lose.
That being said, the main purpose of this league is for everyone to have fun, it should not be about winning money.

Teams
Rally Cap currently consists of 4 leagues (or divisions) of 8 teams each for a total of 32 teams

Team Names
Please keep team names family friendly: no cuss words or sexual connotations
Preferred if you'd keep same team name year after year – it's easier to keep track of teams that way opposed to changing your team name every year.

Leagues
Rally Cap Fantasy Baseball Leagues consist of a 'Major League', 'AAA League', 'AA League', and an 'A League'.

Rosters
Each teams roster may consist of up to 25 active players with 5 additional slots for players on the Disabled List. Rosters are used from all Major League Baseball teams. Rally Cap uses a limited duplicate player option in which each player in the league may be on a maximum of two teams. (example...Albert Pujols may play on a maximum of two teams in the league)
Rosters will be kept year-after-year.
***Fantrax's 'limit duplicate player' option is in 'beta mode' right now and not all options are available. Trading will be done manually until they have that option included in our league. Free Agent Aquisition Budgets (FAAB) are also normally a part of the league, however FAAB will be put on hold until fantrax has it implemented into our league.

Spring Draft
Starting in 2013 there will be a one-round draft beginning with last place team of A League ending with first place team of the Major League. Draft is planned to be held in early March.

Transactions
Teams may trade with each other throughout the entire season. There will be no trading deadline. Trades will be pending for at least two complete days to give owners a chance to veto. It will take 8 (eight) veto votes to veto a trade.
Teams may drop players and add free agents as they wish so long as rosters remain legal


Salary Cap
A salary cap was implemented into the league in 2012. 2013 salary cap amounts are yet to be determined. Here are the 2012 amounts:
*Major League
2012 - $108 million
*AAA League
2012 - $107
*AA League
2012 - $102
*A League
2012 - $99
salary cap amounts may change in future years.

Starting Lineups
Starting lineups consist of:
1 C
1 1B
1 2B
1 SS
1 3B
3 OF
1 DH (batter of any position)
5 SP
2 RP

Matchups
Each team will play another team within their own league each week for a full week with matchups typically beginning on Mondays and ending on Sundays. The team with the best tally in each category against their weekly opponent at the end of the week gets a win for that category while the opposing team gets a loss. If the tally is a tie then each team gets a tie for that category.

Relegation and Promotion
Major League - 7th and 8th place will be relegated to the AAA League the following year. The 6th place team will have a playoff matchup with the 3rd place team from the AAA League to determine if it is relegated or stays in the Major League.
AAA League - 1st and 2nd place teams will be promoted to the Major League the following year. The 3rd place team will have a playoff matchup with the 6th place team from the Major League to determine if it is promoted or remains in the AAA League.
The 7th and 8th place teams will be relegated to the AA League the following year. The 6th place team will have a playoff matchup with the 3rd place team from the AA League to determine if it is relegated or remains in the AAA League.
AA League - 1st and 2nd place teams will be promoted to the AAA League the following year. The 3rd place team will have a playoff matchup with the 6th place team from the AAA League to determine if it is promoted or remains in the AA League.
The 7th and 8th place teams will be relegated to the A League the following year. The 6th place team will have a playoff matchup with the 3rd place team from the A League to determine if it is relegated or remains in the AA League.
A League – The 1st and 2nd place teams will be promoted to the AA League the following year. The 3rd place team will have a playoff matchup with the 6th place team from the AA League to determine if it is promoted or remains in the A League.

Fees
Fees are as follows and are due in mid-March and are held by Leaguesafe.com. League fees may also be sent to me through paypal.com if you should choose to do it that way.
Major League: $50
AAA League: $40
AA League: $30
A League: $20
All fees minus the $60 fantrax fee goes into the prize pool.

Prizes
Major:
1st $200
2nd $125
3rd $75
4th $50
5th $35
6th $20
7th $5
AAA:
1st $90
2nd $60
3rd $45
4th $30
5th $15
6th $5
AA:
1st $65
2nd $50
3rd $35
4th $20
5th $10
A:
1st $50
2nd $35
3rd $25
4th $10
5th $5

Categories
Standard 5x5
Batters: Batting Avg., HR, R, RBI, SB
Pitchers: W, ERA, S, K, WHIP

Tiebreakers
If a team is tied in the standings at the end of the year the following tiebreakers will be used to determine a champion:
1. Head-to-Head matchup
2. Most wins on the season
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Re: Looking for Leagues to join..

Postby wetm15 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:41 am

The long island league is a 12 team mixed 5x5 keeper league. We use serpentine draft. We have been operating for 15 years. Great group of owners. We are looking for 1 experienced and knowledgeable owner to take a team that has become available. We are long island based but the draft is held both in person and over the phone for those out of state. The cost is $200 plus $15 for Sportsline. No fees for free agent moves, daily move league. All fees go to prizes for the top four finishers. Please contact me at wetm15@yahoo.com if interested. Constitution:

OVERVIEW

This will be a keeper league designed for people who either live on Long Island or who would be willing to attend a live draft on Long Island.

The time and location of the draft may be subject to change from year to year; a conference call may be set up for those owners who are unable to attend in person.

There will be 12 teams.

The entry fee per team will be $214 which will cover payouts and the cost of running the league.

The fee and payout structure may be subject to change.

Estimated Payouts

1st place - $1200
2nd place - $600
3rd place - $400
4th place - $200

In the event of a tie in the standings the money will be split evenly between the teams that tied except for 4th place. In case there is a tie for 4th place the two teams will flip to choose either the $200 prize or the 1st overall pick for the following year’s draft.

Ex: Tie for first place would results in the two teams sharing the $1800 and walking away with $900 each.

From time to time there will be league votes that are conducted to determine rule changes. The vote will typically take place prior to the live draft.

II. ROSTER MANAGEMENT

Each team will have a 27 man roster.

There will be 22 starters and 5 bench players.

There are no DL spots.


Starting Lineup:

1 Catcher
1 First Base
1 Second Base
1 Short Stop
1 Third Base
1 MI
1 CI
5 OF
1 UT
9 Pitchers

If you have an illegal roster you will lose all your stats for that day. If the illegality of your roster was due to circumstances beyond your control you may receive your stats back retroactively.

Game Limits

162 games per position
1550 innings pitched, 800 minimum

If you don’t meet the minimum requirements you will receive zero points for those categories.

Teams will stop receiving points when the maximums are reached.

Position Eligibility

Players are eligible at their primary position, plus positions they've played 20 games at last year or 10 games this year.

Adding/Dropping players

You must keep a player that you add through free agency or claim off of waivers for at least one game before you can drop them.

Any player listed in the CBS player pool is eligible to be added even if that player has not yet signed with a MLB team.

Trading

August 23rd at 11:59 pm EST will be the trade deadline.

Trades can be vetoed. It will take 7 veto votes to overturn a trade. Owners will have 3 days to vote before the trade is processed.

During the season trades will be processed through CBS. During the off season trade terms must be completed through an email to the league.

Draft picks can be traded beginning the day after the season has ended for the following year’s draft only.

III. STAT CATEGORIES

This will be a standard 5 x 5 rotisserie league. The categories we will use are:

Offense

Batting Average
HRs
Runs
Rbis
Stolen Bases

Pitching

Wins
Saves-Blown Saves
K's
Whip
ERA

IV. OFF SEASON

Keeping Players

Each team must keep 5 players.

There are no restrictions for how long you can keep a player for.

Keeper lists are due approximately two weeks prior to the start of the draft.

If a player is injured after lists are submitted an owner can choose to replace that player with another player from their roster as long as it is prior to the start of the draft.

The Draft

The draft order will start with the 9th place team and go through the 12th place team then the 8th place team to the 1st place team.

It will be a snake draft.

You may trade draft picks before and after the season. Teams will always receive an equal number of picks in return.


V. MISC.

Spirit of the League Rule

This league is designed solely for entertainment purposes. Collusion, abusive behavior, and other acts deemed detrimental to the league will not be tolerated and may be grounds for dismissal from the league.
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Re: Looking for Leagues to join..

Postby Joeg414 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:33 pm

Starting up a mixed Keeper Rotisserie league (New Jersey base, but the draft will be On-Line via ESPN). 12-16 Teams, snake draft, 6x6, ,13 or 14 hitters to start(depending on the size of the league), 9 pitchers to start,6 total bench spots, 2 DL spots, daily moves, but lineups are locked once the first game starts, free agent pickup limit of 200, all trades will be approve(unless league commissioner and/ or the league thinks there’s collusion or the trade is way too one sided ),Waiver period of two days to pick up a release player, Trade deadline:TBA(sometime early August).Keeper Rule: In 2014 You may keep one hitter and one pitcher in the spot he was drafted in 2013.Example: this year if you draft a player in the 1st round then next year you can keep him as a 1st rounder, or this year if you draft a player as a 5th rounder, then in 2014 you can keep him as a 5th rounder. If a player is traded the same rule applies to the position where the player was drafted. Top 5 teams in the money. $200 entrance fee per team (one time fee) will need the payment 4 weeks before draft date, which should be early March.
I welcome any questions or feedback; league objective: Fun and Completive.
Please let me know if you’re interested. And feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested. I will like to have all the teams set as early as possible (Beginning of February).
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Re: Looking for Leagues to join..

Postby Kasmir » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:48 pm

I got a head to head keeper league looking for many active managers. It's free. I'm the new Commishiner of this league the old one sucked honestly lol.
1st base
2nd base
3rd base
Shortstop
3OF
5 starters
5 guys in the pen
5 bench spots
5 DL spots
175 million salary cap, 50 free prospects and all prospects after 50 cost .2million. Standard July 31 trade deadline. The managers we do have a pretty active. Head-to-head scoring and we think it'll be ran on ESPN, the league right now is held on Proboards. We need many owners that are passionate about baseball. We also need some co-commishiners. If you are interested contact me at claytonmeder1234@yahoo.com. Please contact me ASAP. Thank you
Grandslam0 dot proboards dot com

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