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How should new managers be handled in a keeper league?

Teams are reassigned, in their entirety, on a first come first serve basis
If multiple teams have quit, pool the kept players together and hold a draft for just the new managers
Something else? (please reply with suggestion)
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Replacing keeper league managers

Postby mrbo » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:22 pm

Hi, my league has a bit of an issue involving a keeper league where some of the managers have quit and new managers come in. It had happened 3 times in previous years, and those 3 times the new manager took the existing keeper team in its entirety. This year is a bit different in that 2 teams are quitting, and 1 of those teams the is ridiculously stacked with keepers AND has the 1st overall pick of the draft (he came in dead last because he wasn't active).

Right now the league is looking to pool all the keeper players from those 2 teams together, and have the new managers do a pre-draft for those keepers (so 1 of the new managers doesn't get the stacked team, while the other gets a mediocre one)

I personally think the teams should be kept intact and given to the new managers on a first come first serve basis. The only change I would think of making is to give the stacked team like a #8 pick instead of #1 since if he would have been active there is no way he would have come in dead last.

Just for reference, the stacked teams keepers include: Hanley, Utley, Mauer, Papelbon and 2 other guys who would have much worse ADP.
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Re: Replacing keeper league managers

Postby Chicago 2 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:13 pm

I used to run a keeper league through Yahoo and this was the major problem. It was certainly easier for incoming new managers to replace those teams whose owner's quit on a first come first serve basis. Having a mini draft using the new managers and the players on those teams is an interesting idea, then I'd assume you would randomize who picks first. I see nothing wrong with this.

As for the draft order, I have always done it so that the team that comes in first drafts last and the team that comes in last drafts first. This isn't something I would necessarily change with a new manager coming in.

This new format you described is certainly something to try out, give it a shot, really isn't fair for a new manager to walk in and immediately grab a powerhouse team.
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Re: Replacing keeper league managers

Postby KoolPapaBell » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:45 pm

Here is my suggestion:

Let the new managers decide.

If they want to flip a coin to see who gets the stacked team, let them.

If they want to break up the two teams and have a mini-draft, I'd let them. Then flip a coin; whoever wins the toss can decide if they want first pick in the mini-draft, or the higher pick in the full league draft.


The more I think about it, though, I would just go with the second option here. That way you get both new owners involved right away; neither one feels ripped off and they both get some sense that they had a hand in building their squad.
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