bigmck wrote:One problem that is sure to come up is "Streaming of Pitchers". You need to come up with some rule to limit the number of moves for pitchers. Streaming can destroy a league.
There will definitely be a limit on pitchers per week. Not really sure about putting a limit on the number of moves for a pitcher, but putting a limit for starters per week can allow a small amount of streaming without allowing a player to overdo it and ruin the league. Right?
DaC0MMISH wrote:First of all....Good luck with it. It is a lot of work, but there is nothing like seeing the thing grow. With that said for the first year keep it simple but competative. I did notice you said 6 teams in the playoffs. Are you sure you want a team on Bye for a week in the second round? You may want to consider eight teams in the postseason that way everyone is playing. Again...Best of Luck and hope all goes well.
This will be put to vote by the league. I like having 6 because that means the absolute best teams are going to make it. 8 would keep more people involved late in the season and may be the way to go. I'll let the league decide this. 6 teams is only the initial setting. Thanks for the well wishes, by the way.
fast dogs wrote:if you really want to do an auction, you could always do like several of the leagues on the Cafe are doing right now & offer up a number of players per day & have everyone bid on them on a daily basis. You'd certainly be looking at a long drawn out process but at least everyone wouldn't have to be there at a specific time for a day or 2. You can just loook at the slow auctions here to get an idea of how it works
I did see that yesterday. I would be interested in doing that if it were a smaller league, but I think only 8-10 people would be willing enough to do this. As I said, it is a casually competitive league. So, as it is competitive and the owners are held to a high standard, it still isn't that devoted in my opinion. I just don't want it to unravel after so many rounds and ultimately ruin the draft/league. Plus, it seems to me it wouldn't have quite the same excitement as a live draft would. In a live draft you have a clock ticking on you and need to make quick decisions. Although it would be long, I'd like to have that factor in the draft.
bigmck wrote:Last year I was in a league with guys from all over the USA. We did an Auction over the computer in about 4-5 Hours. Everyone kept 8 players so we each had to get 15 players with 12 Owners. We used CBS Sports stat service. They have an Auction Room where everyone can see what is happening and what the bid is and all can bid on the players at the same time. It really works good. The fee is $150 per league but you divide that by 10 or 12 owners and it is not not much at all.
Do you know if there is an option for drafting multiple days? It sounds similar to ESPN.com's auction draft and is probably an upgrade overall but I'm not sure I would make the jump to a league with fees unless it had that. If we can split our draft into two or three days while keeping it a live auction draft, that would be perfect.
Thanks for all the help and advice guys. I really do appreciate it and if you have any more to add, please do so.