Our commissioner of a 1st year keeper league has gone MIA. I have volunteered to step up and take over. Below is the "constitution" he drew up before the beginning of the year. He did a pretty good job with the exception one of the most important aspects, the keepers and drafting.
I need to find a good and easy way to handle this. As you can see he stated you can have 7 MLB keepers. However, some managers took this to mean "up to 7". So what should i do here. If we MAKE them keep 7, there may be a riot however the draft will be easy with everyone starting at the same time. If you can keep between, say, 4-7...i guess we would do a supplemental draft? Would the teams that kept 4 start in round 1, then the teams keeping 5, etc.? How would you order these rounds, and the entire draft?
I want to make sure this is fair too, and nobody is able to take advantage. So with that said, what do you all think I should do here? I'd love to hear from folks in leagues that do something similar here....i've seen about losing draft picks, but that all seems a bit hard to keep track of with trades...so let me have it. I need some help here so we can start thinking about next year (already!). Constitution is below...thanks in advance...John
I. Mission Statement
A. To have fun playing fantasy baseball
B. To not compromise the fun of others through bad sportsmanship
II. League Format
A. H2H, 6x6 scoring, keeper format
B. 16 teams is the target, but might change according to demand. The number of teams will always be even.
C. Offensive categories: H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS
D. Pitching categories: W, Hld, SV, K, ERA, WHIP
E. Minimum innings pitched needed will be set at 30 IP.
F. All in-season activity conducted via Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball
III. Roster Sizes and Positions
A. 25 man MLB roster
B. 6 man Prospects roster
C. Hitting Positions - C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, OF, DH
D. Pitching Positions - SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P
E. Bench Slots - 8
F. 2 DL slots
IV. Prospect Eligibility
A. Standard MLB rookie definition (130AB, 50IP)
B. Prospects need to be transfered from the Prospect roster to the MLB roster as soon as they lose rookie eligibility. Prior to that, the commissioner will restrict that player to the owning team.
C. Nippon League (Japan Pro Baseball) players are not eligible for the Prospects draft or the roster despite technically being rookies.
D. Prospects may be prematurely transfered to the MLB roster to make room for additional prospects, however if the promoted player isn't in Yahoo!'s registry that team must keep one of the 25 roster spots vacant.
A. trading deadline - TBD
B. MLB keeper deadline - TBD
C. prospects keeper deadline - TBD
A. 7 MLB keepers
B. 4 Prospect keepers
C. MLB Keepers can only be kept for 3 consecutive years
D. Prospect Keepers can be kept for 5 years. But once they lose ROY eligibility, must be retained as MLB keepers. Their 3 year MLB Keeper clock begins following the year they lose eligibility.
A. In season trades can be reviewed and/or vetoed via the Yahoo system! Off-season trades should be posted on the "Trades for Review" board, and will be reviewed for 1 week before being considered completed.
B. In the event there is sufficient evidence for collusion, any veto or trade approval may be cancelled by the commissioner.
C. All players, prospects, and draft picks may be traded.
A. MLB draft will not include players with rookie status (less than 130 at bats or 50 innings pitched). These players are reserved for the minor league draft.
IX. Roster Changes
A. Standard 2 day waiver period applies to all dropped players and all players not initially drafted (after the league is setup at Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball).
B. Roster changes will be daily.
X. Adding Unclaimed Prospects
A. Unclaimed prospects promoted to their parent club are free agents and can be claimed either through the waiver process or just a straight add (depending on their status).
B. No prospect drafted during the current year may be claimed, even if they're immediately promoted to their parent club and contributing.
XI. Other Rules
A. All Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball rules applicable here.
B. If you have a suggestion, just make a reply to this post. Before we begin the draft, this Constitution has to be ratified by at least half the members.