The Beer & Pretzels Keeper League
is currently FULL once again
. If still interested, you're welcome to message me or post here (or over in our proboards site) in case we have any new vacancies open up in the upcoming weeks/months. I'll follow up w/ interested parties, if anything opens up -- and we may have 1 (or maybe 2) possibilities in the not-too-distant future.
If you're looking for a good, new challenge w/ a different setup than usual, this might be right up your alley.
The league is a free, points league run on Yahoo and uses (sabermetrics-oriented) Extrapolated Runs for offense, which is similar to Bill James' original Runs Created, and a variation on IP - R for pitching, which is a basic take on runs prevention. This points system is designed to model more closely to real life results (unlike standard Roto and most other points leagues) and has proven to yield excellent, tight races w/ well balanced results for 5 straight seasons now (and one more in a non-keeper before that). Rules are generally kept as simple (and sensible) as possible.
We do not use salaries, but keepability status is simply based on real life contract/FA status, eg. ManRam, Teix, Sabathia, Dunn, K-Rod, et al. were FAs this year (and you can find most of the noteworthy FAs at places like the ESPN FA Tracker
). And MLB-ready prospects join the FA pool as they show up in Yahoo, eg. Matt Wieters, Tommy Hanson, et al. this year. We just finished running our annual FA draft off the updated FA pool in order to fill whatever empty roster spots in our 25-man rosters -- and we use a relatively unique approach to the FA draft
that helps teams w/ less talent get competitive more quickly while also adding a bit more strategy to it than usual.
Note that you may also find the points system and lineup positions help teams rebuild and become competitive again more quickly since it depends less on certain traditional stats that tend to work against less proven players who may not bat in premium lineup spots or pitch on top teams.
For the complete rules and setup, check this link: Intro to the League
If interested, fire me a PM or email or YIM me.
FYI, these are the teams currently available (w/ updated post-draft rosters):Hounds of Hell is TAKENCenter for Ants is TAKENChavez Ravine is TAKEN
Again, please note that our league setup is a fair bit different from the usual, so don't judge the quality of players in the above rosters w/out getting familiar w/ the setup and rules. For instance, speed/SBs are nowhere near as important here as in standard ROTO leagues -- and we do not care about batting Rs and RBIs at all or pitching Ks. And again, keepability is based on real life contract years and FA status. And there are other nuances to consider as well, so please do check out the entire setup and rules...
Thanks for your interest...
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