Doughhead wrote:I think I've just about had it with my friends league.
It's a small (8 team) league and we have small lineups (no CI or MI, just 3 OF and one UTL, 5 SPs and 2 RPs, and only 3 bench spots). This means that guys like Juan Pierre, Rafael Furcal, and Bobby Jenks can be found rattling around the FA pool and we never have to delve too deep into the FA list.
Worst of all, because everyone has a pretty good team and the FA list is so deep, nobody ever makes trades (one so far this year) and the managers are all gun-shy when it comes to pulling the trigger. But then again, can you blame them? If you have a weakness in the OF, why give up a useful player from an area of strength to make an upgrade when you can just pick up Nick Markakis or Magglio Ordonez simply by dropping your worst player?
Although I've pushed for changes, I've also defended our league in the past. But I'm starting to get fed up with things. I know it's a friends league, but all the managers are competitive and the bragging rights are undeniable. Nevertheless, I feel our set-up is really problematic. Is it time to get look for something better?
If you aren't enjoying your league, then I would say that it is not a good league. If you were having fun, then it wouldn't be - it all depends on the person. It seems like you might have more knowledge than your league mates, so you would like more of a challenge by having more teams/positions.
The trading will also be a big problem, because as you said, there would never be a problem you couldn't fix from the FA list. I love trading, so this setup wouldn't work for me.