Return to Commissioner's Corner

Scratch or Keeper League

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Scratch or Keeper League

Postby jlm53089 » Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:17 pm

What do you all prefer?
Every year we do a scratch draft, it makes the draft that more entertaining, and you love seeing the big names go off the board.
Many say a keeper league takes more talent and more knowledge.
But what does everyone at the cafe prefer?
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Pick 3 Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 3058
(Past Year: 2)
Joined: 6 Feb 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Tampa, praying for a new stadium.


Postby bigjimblue » Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:24 pm

I like a compromise. To instill interest in the league and keep owners active, you need to be a keeper. However I feel too many keepers cause problems too. I don't like more than about 5 keepers. That keeps it more interesting!
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

Posts: 411
(Past Year: 3)
Joined: 10 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Athens, AL

Postby J35J » Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:45 pm

I agree, keepers can bring up too many problems. The only way, I feel, that a keeper is worth while is if you know your other league mates and they are all in it for the duration and they are all knowledgable owners. Really, alot of IFs. I prefer redraft leagues because of all these IFs. That, and I haven't been able to get 12+ owners that I know are knowledgable and competitive.

I would also would prefer that 5 be the MAX amount of keepers because I think draft day is probably the best part of fantasy and if you keep any more than that then the draft is only half of what it could be, IMO.

Anyway, give me a redraft league 98% of the time. My favorites are 14-16 team mixed or 10-12 team "only" leagues.

Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterPick 3 Weekly Winner
Posts: 10469
(Past Year: 50)
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Atlas » Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:24 pm

I prefer a scratch league.
I can see the challenge in a keeper, but my son and I do 2 teams each year ( one H2H and one 5X5) and it makes it a little more interactive for the two of us to go through scratch draft(s) each year. It gives us a little more to talk about as the season approaches.
Little League Legend
Little League Legend

Posts: 22
Joined: 15 Jan 2007
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby raiderrob1616 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:30 pm

dynasty leagues are the best
College Coach
College Coach

Posts: 214
(Past Year: 14)
Joined: 19 Sep 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Return to Commissioner's Corner

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests