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Postby Sp_Da_Man » Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:54 pm

We're in the middle of updating out sportsline site with some new rule updates and we're having a debate on position eligibility.

As it stands right now all a guy would have to play to be eligible at a certain position is one game. An example is Eric Chavez is eligible at OF because he played one game there.

Some guys like it at one game, while other think it should be 10 or some other higher number.

What do most of your leagues do as far as position eligibility goes?


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Postby Amazinz » Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:13 pm

Most probably use 15 games but will switch to 5 now with the Yahoo rule changes. Personally I like 15 games. 1 games is too low IMO.
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Postby crapshooter » Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:01 am

Our league uses 20 games going into the draft. If someone did not have as many as 20 at any postition it goes to where he had the most. After our draft they only have to play one game at a position to be picked up there.
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Re: Position eligibility requirements

Postby trevisc » Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:05 am

Sp_Da_Man wrote:We're in the middle of updating out sportsline site with some new rule updates and we're having a debate on position eligibility.

As it stands right now all a guy would have to play to be eligible at a certain position is one game. An example is Eric Chavez is eligible at OF because he played one game there.

Some guys like it at one game, while other think it should be 10 or some other higher number.

What do most of your leagues do as far as position eligibility goes?


Thanks in advance!


I think it's up to the league as a whole and you guys should vote on it. I personally think that a player should at least play 5 games at a position in a year or it would make the players who are versatile less valuable. There is nothing like a big hitter who qualifies at 2 or more positions like Huff for example.
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Postby Arlo » Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:34 pm

It's a matter of taste, of course, but I'm not a big fan of players gaining eligibility after just one game at a position. The one-game requirement can lead to some pretty silly eligibilities...

There's no right or wrong, though - a league vote or some sort of compromise agreement sound like the way to go.
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Postby shortsavage » Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:51 pm

One game is crazy :-S.

Our league requires 20 from the previous season or 10 during the current. 15 games for previous or current seems pretty standard.
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Postby kolabere » Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:13 pm

Why 15? Why 20? Why not 100?

If Fred Bloggs plays one MLB game at SS then he is a de facto MLB SS - he may not be Honus Wagner, but he's still a SS.

So its one game in my book, but I like crapshooter's practise.

crapshooter wrote:Our league uses 20 games going into the draft. If someone did not have as many as 20 at any position it goes to where he had the most. After our draft they only have to play one game at a position to be picked up there.


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Postby docjones01 » Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:30 pm

Our Sportsline league is set up as 20 games the previous year, then 5 games this year. One game is a fill in, not a position. Some might argue that 5 is too small, too.

I like it for the fact that if a guy is listed as a SS, but is slated to play 2B this year, he will appear as a 2B in less than a week. But, players that fill in occasionally (1-2X) per month, won't show up until June or later. That way, you don't have ridiculously deep positions because of multi-position eligibility.

Kinda defeats the draft if you take a top 2B early, then some late round OF plays one game and is better than your top pick, because of a 1 game eligibility rule.
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Postby pokerplaya » Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:31 pm

I've grown accustomed to 15 games to become eligible, because I've been playing Yahoo for a while now. That has been the standard up until this year, and now it's five, which will probably take some getting used to but it shouldn't be so bad.

The best suggestion I've read is to have a league vote and go from there.
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