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How to determine a salary cap number?

Postby gmoney99112 » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:26 am

Problem: I need a formula to determine what my salary cap should be set as.

League information
20 team dynasty
23 players
MLB contracts
(Arod will cost 28 mil against the cap because he makes 28 mil a year.)
(Players making the league minimum will cost 1 mil a year.)

Also we may be adjusting roster size each year.

I need a formula to adjust for rising MLB contracts each year.

I think I'm looking for something like...


W = Roster size
Z = Average Team Salary
Y = Total used players revenue
X = Salary Cap

I probably need a rocket scientist for this one, but if anybody could help me I would be incredibly grateful.
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Re: How to determine a salary cap number?

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:04 pm

Is that (W/Y)*(Z/X) or ((WZ)/(YX))?
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Re: How to determine a salary cap number?

Postby tms298 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:36 am

I have no experience doing this so I could be totally off base, but doesn't it make sense to do the following:

20 teams x 23 players =460 players.

Divide the salary of top 460 players by the number of teams (20) and that is how much each team has as a cap.

To do this you will need to add the salaries of the top 460 players. You must have a list somewhere as it will need to be referenced constantly on draft day.

I don't know, maybe someone with some experience can chime in or this can be a jumping-off point for someone else to think of something more creative.
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Re: How to determine a salary cap number?

Postby dmendro » Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:30 pm

Good luck with that. Best to just use artifical salaries and keep it on a smaller scale. ;)
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