We are entering our 9th year and still have 10 of the original owners. We play for free on yahoo and our draft is underway right now, but we had to remove one owner for incompetence, so the team you will be inheriting is pretty bad. We use 24 man rosters with a 8 man farm team, and every season we keep half of each. Recently we switched from a snake to a straight draft so a good owner won't be in the basement for very long.
We have a 7x7 scoring format, traditional 5x5 with OPS and Ks for hitters, while adding holds and HR for pitchers.
The roster you would get-
Anibal Sanchez Detroit Tigers - SP
Adam LaRoche Washington Nationals - 1B
Julio Teheran Atlanta Braves - SP
Corey Hart (Mil - 1B,OF)
David Freese (StL - 3B)
Aaron Hill (Ari - 2B)
Victor Martinez (Det - C,1B)
Jurickson Profar (Tex - SS)
Max Scherzer (Det - SP)
Brett Anderson (Oak - SP)
Trevor Bauer (Ari - SP)
Curtis Granderson (NYY - OF)
Hunter Pence (SF - OF)
Travis D'Arnaud (C - Tor)
Oscar Taveras (OF - StL)
Archie Bradley (P - Ari)
One interesting note, you would have 6 minor league draft picks this season when everyone else had 4.
This guy was an original owner in the league, so he was given a ton of rope to hang himself, but he never improved and it got to be where it wasn't if he would give up his best stuff, but to whom. He had to go.
Our major league draft is starting the 4th round. You would have a pick the second you join the league. We have a 24 hour clock when your pick comes up, but really if you take more than 12 people start to get antsy.
So available immediately- one franchise in a long running free league, draft the remaining 9 MLB rounds immediately followed by the 4 minor leaguers. Anyone not in last years yahoo! database is eligible for the minor league portion, so college players, high schoolers, japanese and cuban imports are all available to be claimed.
Reply here with your email and preferred form of instant messenger. I am on trillian and facebook all day basically so if you reply I will be in touch with you very soon and give you the link to our league page.