tmacdaman1 wrote:Anyone have experience in a dynasty league with no contracts or keeper restrictions? I like the idea of letting people really build a team, but I know there are pros and cons. Just trying to get an idea of how it usually turns out, for better or for worse.
We are a Roto keeper league, though I'm not sure what you mean by "no keeper restrictions"? We have 40-man rosters, protect 15 and have farm teams and have been going strong for about six years now.
In terms of pros/cons, the obvious pro is, like you said, you can truly build a team and call players your own. If you're shrewd or lucky enough to get Miguel Cabrera, he's yours for a decade if you so desire.I think it also lends added value to younger players. In a non-keeper league, a highly touted rookie or young player's value would be negligible, but in a keeper league, those players have trade value.
In my opinion, the cons are few and far between IF you have a good group of smart, competitive owners because even if you finish at the bottom one season, the fact is 60 percent of the rosters will turn over the next season and if you draft well and/or add good young players, there's no reason you can't improve significantly or compete. Obviously I'm biased, but some of our guys are damn near addicted to our league. It's a great time. Plus you can keep it going beyond the six months of the season. At this time of year, for example, guys are considering who they'll keep, who they'll let go, trades are possible, etc.
It's a good question you ask. I'm sure I'll think of other pros and cons, and I'd be curious to hear other opinions.