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Postby PacmanJr » Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:42 pm

Right now, our keeper league is very vanilla. You can keep up to four players and each player you keep costs you a draft pick from the top of the draft. Potentially, you can keep four players and lose the first four draft picks. Everybody keeps All-Stars and very little variation from the keepers. Boring!

My question to you, what are the best ways to run a keeper league for a MLB league. We play head-to-head by points. Standard format set by Sandbox, back in the day.

I have some ideas but am very interested in yours. Thanks.
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Postby PacmanJr » Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:36 pm

I could use some help.


I have proposed that keepers cost the value of the round they were drafted in. Waiver wire players cost the last draft pick available. You draft Pujols in the first round and keep him, then you lose your first round pick. You pickup Mauer off the waiver wire and keep him then you lose your last pick of the draft.

How is that? Other ideas?
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Postby ramble2 » Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:49 pm

Check out this thread

If you decide to use your idea, you should consider building in inflation. For each year you keep that player, you have to give up a pick that is one (or two, or three, ...) rounds higher. You pick, say, C. Zambrano in the 10th round, then to keep him you give up an 8th round pick after the first year, a 6th round pick after two years, ...

As I posted in the other thread, you might like the system my friend and I developed. It uses contract years, and is highly variable from team to team. We've had a blast with it:

http://www.geocities.com/thehaber2000/r ... rules.html
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Postby PacmanJr » Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:11 pm

Thanks....That inflation idea is HOT!

I had tried a search but could not come up with anything useful. Thanks for that thread.
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Postby jellyroll » Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:12 pm

I like the rd picked setup. Works well. I've been in a league like that for 4 years now. Guys like Halladay (16 rd), Gagne (25), Blalock (20) have a lot of value. Of course Vlad, Pujols, Arod, will always be kept by the same people which sucks. Maybe the inflation is a good ideal because logistically the lower team start sacrificing non-keeper talent for lesser prospects in hopes that they pan out. without inflation you could hope to build an unstoppable team by picking up M. Cab or Prior(s) before they mature and sitting on them.
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