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8 team leagues even worth it?

Postby Esen » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:18 pm

Hey,

My work league (money League) Roto is only 8 teams this year

Playing only 20 positions per team

We have been doing this league for 4 years now.

I never really liked small league but been with this group for a while.

Usually we are either 10 or 12. this year only 8 of us.

Is it worth it?

Any special strategies when yu are in such a small league?

I drew 8th pick , so I pick last (Serpentine)

Thank you
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Postby J35J » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:25 pm

Only if it is an "only" league

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Postby chadlincoln » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:27 pm

If you're doing it with friends, why not? It'll be fun. See if you can pick up those 2 more guys. Don't back out or you'll make it a 7 team league. :-o
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Postby johntudor » Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:45 pm

One of my leagues got scaled down this year too, but I think it'll still be fun. Everyone's lineup should be stacked, so you've really got to maximize the production you get from each spot.

I think that guys who contribute extreme amounts in a couple cats are worth a little more in a small league... guys like Dunn, Gathright, Podsednik...

Also, position scarcity changes. In my 12-teamer I didn't even draft a catcher, but it's worth taking one of the top 4 with only 8 teams. SS scarcity isn't quite as big a deal, b/c there are about 8 SS that I'm comfortable starting. Getting a top closer shouldn't be as big a deal either, since there'll be lots of saves on the WW, but I went for 2-3 ace SPs. There's definitely strategy to it, it's just that you don't need to know every backup C or middle relief pitcher...
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Postby teddy ballgame » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:06 pm

I prefer smaller leagues to larger ones personally. Your team has much better players...this probably makes managing a bit easier - but then again everyone else has a better team too, not just you.
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Postby thedude » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:11 pm

I can still be fun, but if you think there is too much star power you could always just make it AL or NL only.
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Postby Esen » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:26 pm

Thanks for th einfo..

I can t change the league to AL or NL only.

They are pretty set on what they want.

I giure it would be harder to have many sleeprs on your team due to there being so many good players in the top 160 that you would probably have to give up a decent player for the sleeper.
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Postby tlef316 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:38 pm

it requires a lot less thought, because you dont have to research as deeply. However, it can still be fun. I wouldnt do one, but if its with friends, i could see the appeal. just have to adjust your thinking in terms of scarcity and what constitutes proper production
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