Here's the basic idea...Free Market Fantasy Baseball (also the league's name).
What I mean by this is that you pay what you spend. The avg/tm will be $55 but everyone will likely pay a different amount, that's because there will be salaries and contracts just like any salary cap dynasty league, but with a twist. In this league there will be 3 "roster checks", they will occur every off season after the free agent auction, at the AS Break and right before the playoffs. At the end of the season your 3 totals will be averaged and that will be what is used to determine how much your buy-in is. For example, if you decide to go crazy and spend $400 while the rest of the league spends an average of $200 ($3000 total) then your % of the total league salary would be appx. 11.76% and so your buy-in would also be 11.76% of the total league buy-in or $103.50 (11.76% of $880). Of course, money will need to be collected up front so everyone will have to pay the $55 at the beginning of the season and then the adjustments will be made and refunds paid with the winnings at the end. There will be a minor league with those players getting a $1 contract until they lose the eligibility to be in our minors, then they'll be automatically given a 3 year $5/yr contract with a 1 time option to extend after the 2nd year. All contracts are 3 years with an option after the 2nd. Extensions can go up to 10 years with a set increase (to be determined after the 1st year's draft, I'm thinking $7/yr but I want to make sure everyone doesn't go crazy with their bidding and make $7 insignificant).
Payouts will be
$50 - 4th
$40 - 5th and 6th (each)
$30 - Division Winner
$20 - Best Monthly Record April,May,June,July,August
The fee for the site is $60 and I'm giving myself a $20 discount on my team (still might just throw that back into the pot for a 5 year prize or something) because of all the extra work with tracking the team budgets.
I've been working on this concept off an on for a couple years now. Usually, around this time every year I start really coming up with ideas for it and add them to the list, but I've had 2013 in mind for the launch since I came up with the idea (that way I'd give myself some time to work out the potential issues). Anyone interested, I can email you a copy of the league constiution along with a link to the league for you to check it out.
Last edited by turtle102009 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:27 am, edited 1 time in total.