A new mixed-AL/NL H2H keeper league, run on CBS Sportsline, needs committed and knowledgeable owners. Here is an overview of the rules.
There are twelve teams all in one conference.
We use category-based H2H scoring. Teams compete against each other during weekly scoring periods, and the team that wins in the most categories for the week earns a 'win'. In the event of a 5-5 tie, the team whose reserve players performed better for the week earns a win. Teams play two matches per week. The categories are:
BA; HR; RBI; SB; R
ERA; WHIP; W; SV; K
Teams consist of 22 active players, 5 reserve players, and up to 10 minor league players. The positions are:
Players are eligible at their primary position, plus positions they've played 20 games last year or 5 games this year.
Teams set their active rosters once per week. They must be set before the beginning of play Monday to take effect.
Owners may freely trade players and draft picks, but all trades must be approved by the commissioner. In the event of a dispute with the commissioner's judgment, all owners in the league will vote on the trade, which must pass by at least a 7-5 majority to be approved. Free agent acquisitions are done via waivers, which run every 24-hours. The waiver order is the reverse of the standings.
The top four teams will make the playoffs, which begin in week 24. The first round of playoffs will be 1st vs. 3rd place and 2nd vs. 4th place. The winners will go on to the World Championship, which will be played in week 25. There will be no games in week 26, since managers often rest their best players at this point.
There will be a live serpentine draft on the CBS Sportsline website in less than 2 weeks - at 9am ET on Monday, February 15th! All owners must be there live for at least a portion of the draft, and ideally the whole of it. The draft will consist of 30 rounds. After the draft, owners may assign any players with fewer than 130 AB or 50 IP to the minors (up to a max of 10), if they so wish, but they must have 22 active and 5 reserve players by opening day. Once a player is assigned to either the active or reserve roster, he is no longer eligible for the minors.
Our keeper system encourages owners to develop their minor league system. Each season owners must select 8 players from their active and reserve rosters as 'keepers'; all minor leaguers are carried over to the next season. However, if an owner promotes a player from the minor leagues to their active or reserve roster during the season, this player will automatically be given a 3-year contract with the team, which means they will not count against a team's 8 keepers for that period of time. E.g., if I promote Clayton Kershaw from the minors in 2009, he may be kept in '10, '11, and '12 without counting aginst the team's 8 keepers in those years.
Since the league encourages depth, we need owners who are knowledgeable, committed, and mature and who won't just disappear. Since this is a new league, I'm paying for the Sportsline fee out of my own pocket. What I ask of prospective owners is not money, but a pm or email with the following info:
1-a bit about yourself
2-your experience with fantasy baseball
3-why this particular league interests you
The league email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to hear from you!