Since we're already into the 3rd year of a keeper league.......and each team just kept six......this past draft, since each player kept 6, we started in "Round 7" when drafting........thus any players given contracts, would constitute a round.If you gave four picks to "keepers" from the old system........you'd start drafting in "Round 5"......keep 6 start drafting in "Round 7" etc........
talan37 wrote:You state that you must use a round earlier for each pick. It works out perfectly based on last year because I assume everyones keepers were the first six picks of the draft by default?
Franchise Tags will constitute a first round pick.........use both......it's a 1st and a second.
talan37 wrote:A few problems I see:
1) You don't mention the cost of the franchise tag, does the player still "move up" one round in cost? I assume you can't apply the franchise contract to a player already in one of your contracts.
Haven't broached this yet.......I'm open to any/all idea's......but as of now, I was thinking you could either drop him, and use the roster spot, but still be on the hook for his "contract cost".....or...there could be a penalty, that people could "pay" to get out from under a contract....(maybe forfeit a pick one round higher, than the cost of said players current, "season cost")
talan37 wrote:2) Is there any way to "dump a contract" If you took Matt Cain for 3 years, and he ends up needing tommy john the next year, is there any "escape clause"?
Also, something I haven't broached yet.........but I'm open to any suggestions anyone might have.......
talan37 wrote:3) If you trade a keeper, what contract does he have? Ie. I have Carlos beltran for a 3 year contract starting this year, for rounds 4-3-2, If I trade him does he still "use" one of my keeper contracts? Does the new owner need to use a contract on him? Can the new owner even give him a new contract? You could have an issue where players will "swap around" contracts in the last few years. Ie. If I am in the last year of beltrans contract, I could trade him to another owner for close to value and give the new guy a 3 year contract? Or no?
Off the top of my head.......Franchise Contracts could only be traded in deals involving a Franchise tag coming back.......maybe have a rule where each team MUST have the same number of contracts at all times?....but then we'd get into trouble when players trade a 3 year contract, for a player with a 1 year deal.........hmmmm..Definitely need to come up with something to sort this out.
We could do this......or it would just cost them the highest pick they have?
talan37 wrote:4) You need to use a progressive round pick for the next year, so I assume you can't keep anyone drafted in the 1st round?(they auto go back into the pool?)
Again, open to any idea's or suggestions other have.
talan37 wrote:5) You don't specify, but I assume you can't keep two players who would "cost the same round". Ie. In 2006 I drafted Rich hill in the 8th round, and gave him a 2 year contract. And then traded for Matt Cain who was drafted in round 8 also. While this couldn't happen by your own means, it easily could with trades...
It would cost you the round higher..........So Hill would cost you a 7th the next year, and Cain would cost you a 6th, if you kept him.
This is something we'd have to decide as well.......hadn't thought of it yet......but we'd have to come up with a standard "cost" for FA's or WW's for sure.......
talan37 wrote:6) What is the starting year cost on WW pick ups?
talan37 wrote:7) I would be wary of the use of the franchise tag, since if someone gets lucky they could end up locking up a premier talent for basically no cost for the players entire career.(Someone who drafted braun in late rounds in 2007, or picked him from WW) While you don't want to penalize people who are good at picking rookies, often times its luck whether a prospect pans out, and if someone ends up perma-keeping 2 of the best players in the league for almost no cost it could lead to some league inconsistencies.
Right now, we have just a straight keeper league......adding one keeper per season, and each team had 6 this past season.......so a team could conceivably get a much bigger advantage under the system we currently have......which is why we are thinking of implimenting this type of system.
It would still allow teams to have a core, of they're favorite players.......and "Franchise" two guys they want to build around........it's not perfect, but it'd enable us to have more parity than we have now.
This is very true.........at the same time, I don't want to punish someone too severely who doesn't have a team worthy of using all their "contracts".........and doing this would enable them to rebuild faster, and hopefully get into the playoff mix, more quickly.
talan37 wrote:8) I would be a little worried about automatically giving people who don't use all their contracts "early picks". For one thing, it means they could likely easily obtain anyone they drop, it also will encourage people to not use contracts because of the guarantee of an extra top pick. Which considering that 1st rounders can't be kept, might not be a great idea. For example, I would probably rather have a few of the top 12 guys in the game, than 1-2 extra keepers.
Thanks for all the questions..........as it'll help towards building a proper set of rules we can go by, for the league.........any other questions, comments, concerns, or advice you have, would be greatly appreciated.