Hey NC Roto Players (or anyone willing to travel),
I'll tell you about our long-term keeper league and if you're interested I will contact you directly with specifics (please provide an email address).
League: 14-team NL only, roto style, in-person live auction, standard 14 hitter/9 pitcher rosters, 260 units. Eight categories: BA, HR, RBI, SB, ERA, W, SV, SO (No WHIP or R). Up to 15 keepers per season. Unlimited trans/trades. Online website stat service. Trade deadline Aug. 1. Full Constitution posted on web. Includes two-round minor league draft. Minor leaguers carried over for a fee.
Money: $130 to play (plus fees for stat service, guaranteed contracts and minor league carry-overs), $5 per transaction until Aug. 1, $10 after Aug. 1. All but transaction fees are paid up front at auction. Top five teams finish in money (45%, 25%, 15%, 10% 5%). Usually a pretty big pot -- lots of transactions.
History: Started in 1992, just completed 15th season. Core group met in law school. Have lost/added a few owners over the years, but most are long-timers, scattered from the midwest to the eastern seaboard.
Auction: We meet in person for a weekend, draft on first non-Easter Sunday after opening day. Locales change but expect next year to be in North Carolina. While the league is competitive, no one takes themselves too seriously. Plenty of drinking and carousing - a tremendously fun group.
New Owners: We are looking for a couple of new owners who will be active, enthusiastic, knowledgeable players and who will make a firm committment to attend the auction. Once the new owners are in place we will either conduct an expansion draft online to allow the rookies to build protected lists, OR we will allow them to take over existing rosters. Both new and current owners will participate in that decision and it will be made well in advance of the auction. Treating the new owners fairly will be the top priority. We are looking for long-term, dedicated players, after all.
If you are interested, please reply here.
Our membership requirements are simple:
1) You must be a knowledgeable, active player;
2) You must commit to attending the auction in April;
3) You must be a decent guy (or girl) who knows how to act toward others. Being competitive is never an excuse for being a jerk. We don't care about your age, race, religion, sexual preference, drinking habits or taste in music. (Being smart or funny helps, but even that is not a prerequisite.) Just treat other players as you'd like to be treated and we'll be cool.
Let me know asap if you're interested. We'd like to finalize our owner list by February.
Thanks, and good luck.