12 team H2H league. A good group of guys been playing since early college. We were originally throwing in a few bucks to make it interesting and we just did a redraft each year. Two years ago we implemented a KEEPER SYSTEM and we're throwing in a few more bucks than we use to. And as the post says its NOT WORKING.
Our league has the policy you can keep TWO PLAYERS, but for only ONE YEAR. Then you must either trade them to attain a new keeper, or throw them back in. So I think you might already be able to see the problems in this.... We have guys trading Hanley for AROD just so they can keep the "highest level elite" players. The balance of power of the elite players will just shift around from one owner to the other with the other elite players. Hard for the little man to rise up. Also its annoying knowing I went into last year with Hanley and Braun and had to trade them before the deadline in order to set my keepers up for the next year!
What can we do to fix this?
I was just reading about putting contracts on guys so you can keep them for so many years say 2 or 3 years? Then even when they are traded they keep that contract, it doesn't reset, because that would pretty much put us right back in the same boat we're in?
Our league really sucks right now in the fact that if you don't own Hanley, Arod, or Pujols you're never going to..... No one is going to pull even a 2 or 3 for 1 deal for them knowing its their bargaining chip for their next keepers!
HELP..... any other ideas besides the contracts? I've read about so many different leagues I just need some suggestions.