This is my second year doing Fantasy Baseball and we decided that we wanted to turn the league into a keeper league. The plan is to draft an all new team and then turn it into a keeper league at the end of the season. I want to know what the best free site is to use for the league. Fantrax or ESPN? I'm leaning towards Fantrax a lot though mainly because I don't like how ESPN makes us draft the keepers with our first picks.
It is a 10 team, H2H Points league with 5 keepers. I actually browsed the forums here and found settings that I really liked:
5 Keepers with 5 Contracts(5 year, 4 year, etc.)
However, I am new to this and I do have questions that I would like answered.
First off we are doing snake draft to start, but at the end I plan on doing serpentine so the lower ranked teams have a shot next year. My question is since(assuming I use Fantrax), how do I set up the draft for next year? How do I set up the draft order so the last placed teams don't throw away their season to get the first round pick? I am not using a money penalty so I need another option.
Another is(again assuming I use Fantrax), is there a way I can make playoffs 2 weeks per matchup? Or is that something I would have to request from them? I really like that idea.
Last question has to do with the contracts. Since I won't be using premium on Fantrax, I will manually keep in charge of the contracts of the players. What penalties should be enforced when it has to do with players under contract? I haven't made any rules/laws yet and would like your guys' input.