chadlincoln wrote:Obviously, you're not running this league through Yahoo. I wish they had those capabilities to keep contracts/$$$ values but you aren't there yet. Where do you host your league to do that?
We do indeed use Yahoo. Have pretty much since Yahoo had fantasy sports, which was long before I worked here. There are of course aspects of my league that Yahoo doesn't support yet, but once the season is started, most of those issues don't matter until the end of the year.
Rounders wrote:And I did an offline a couple years back, and Yahoo's interface for adding players in from an offline draft was horrible (took me an hr or 2 to add them in). It may have changed since then, but that turned me off to the idea of offline drafts.
I feel your pain, but not anymore. The offline draft tool was completely redone for this year, and it is an absolute joy compared to the old one. The old one... had issues.
Interesting that a few of you use a snake draft based on previous results. I always figured the snake is intended to maintain as much parity when drafting from scratch. In our keeper league, we fully intend to favor the weak teams, so we don't snake; the worst team picks first in every round, just like in pro sports.
It also "feels" like the various options presented so far may tend to force players back into the pool every 5 years or so, albeit by widely varying means. In my league, in theory, you could keep a guy on your team for 10 years, it would just start to really hamstring you. In practice, we started this like 5 years ago, and I think there are only a few really expensive guys left from the initial draft. Abreu is the only guy who was protected at 8, and I think that was because the owner in question is really not grasping how to rebuild heh Soriano was protected at 7 by a team with not much else to protect, and noone else was protected above a cost of 4.