I have a question for you guys...
I'm running a 12 team, h2h league - first time as commissioner. In past leagues I have been in, draft day has been pretty late in spring training (like a week before Opening Day). In this league, I decided to opt for an early draft date, before spring training starts. I think it adds a little to the game, since you now have incentive to actually watch spring training games and track the progress of players on your roster - and then make moves accordingly if necessary. The draft date is set for this coming Wednesday, 2/25 at 9 pm (the day after players are required to report).
One of my friends has a problem with this. He would like a much later draft day, because he feels that it is too tough to do research on players when spring training hasn't started yet (whereas I think last years stats count a lot more than spring training anyway). He also is concerned about the possibility of a first round pick getting injured in spring training.
I was just wondering what opinions you guys have on this.
"One of the teams represents truth, justice, the American way, and underdogs everywhere. The other represents George Steinbrenner!" - U.S. News and World Reports columnist John Leo on the difference between the Mets and the Yankees.