Ok, I joined a first year draft keeper league, and I have come across many issues with the mgmt. I just want to get people's opinions to see if I make sense with disagreeing with this. Generally, I don't get too involved with management of a league, but this is a money league.
The league has a major league draft, then later a minor league (prospect) draft. During the major league draft, guys were picking prospects like Lincecum, Pelfrey, Wood, etc. The commish asked before the draft to not draft prospects. Instead of dropping the guys from their rosters, he lets them keep the players. So i pick up Homer Bailey, and the commish drops him from my squad.
Now, during the minor league draft, i try to pick up adam jones. He drops him. Adam Jones has majors experience, but he said i couldn't have him because he isn't on a major league roster. He also says that all rookie eligible players are not avail to add until the minor draft is over. Today, I look at add/drops during minor league draft. One team picked up Josh Hamilton (rookie eligible) and Joakim Soria from kc was added. They are currently on a major roster, so i pick up Glen Perkins (he is in the Twins pen now). The commish drops him from my team. This was his reasoning for the drop: "Glen Perkins, however, is not eligible to be just picked up off the wire. He has not amassed the career numbers necessary to remove his rookie status." Hamilton and Soria haven't either, but they were added earlier in the week (during the minors draft).
I would also like to point out that Micah Owings and Travis Buck are selected in the minor league draft. They are in the same situation as Hamilton and Soria (free agents in our league, minors eligible, but are on a major league roster). I tell the commish that Owings, Buck, Hamilton, and Soria are all in the same position. They were on the Opening Day roster, but 2 are in the minor league draft and the other two are available free agents. I ask him how this is possible, and I get an open ended response.
Finally, totally different situation not involving my team. One team adds Jason Hirsh. Hirsh is on another's minor league roster. He was added by another team, and the ruling is that he is now major eague eligible bc he went over 50 ip with his last start. The manager doesn't even get the opportunity to promote Hirsh from his minor roster, because he should've anticipated the 50 IP mark before he made his last start.