First year keeper league (yahoo) needs managers...
5X5 roto with rules that will keep it competitive every year.
Draft is on the 30th at 7pm PDT and buy in is due by the 29th via leaguesafe.
If you think you have what it takes and want in or more details email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is room for you and your friend.
You can keep 7 players. You can keep less than 7 if you want to, but no more than 7. Your list of keepers (starting year 2) will be due one week before that years draft.
Players drafted in the first 5 rounds are not eligible as keepers. This ensures that most of the top players will be up for grabs every year in the draft and keeps the league more competitive on an every year basis by not letting any one team become too dominant. Lets face it, it might be in year two or in year five, but someone will eventual drop out because they aren't good enough and keep finishing at the bottom and then we will have to find someone to take over that team. With the rules set up like this, the new manager will have a better chance at taking over the quitter's team and turning it around.
The first year that a player is keeper eligible, he must be kept in the round that he was drafted in (or in a higher round) and then each additional year after that year he moves up five rounds. For example - you draft PLAYER X in round 17 this year. Next year if you want to keep him, you would keep him as your round 17 pick because it is his first year of being keeper eligible. The following season if you want to keep him, he would have to be drafted in round 12. The year after that, round 7. The year after that, he would be in round 2, BUT the top five rounds are off limits for keepers, so he's no longer one of your keepers. Make sense? This system rewards those who draft well. In most drafts last year, Carlos Gonzales was picked somewhere in one of the teen rounds, let just say round 13... That means he would be eligible to be kept in round 13 this year (assuming it is his first year of keeper eligibility). That would be like getting a 1st round pick in round 13.
If you make a trade for a player that needs to be kept in round 12 and you want to keep him but you already have a different player that you want to keep in round twelve, then one of them would have to be drafted in a higher round (round 11 of higher).
Free agents acquisitions that were NOT drafted can be kept in any round you want to keep them in. This is like a reward for making a good pick up. For example, if you pick up a guy that was NOT drafted and you want to keep him in the next season, you would be able to keep him in round 22 if you want to. But, the year after that, he would have to be kept in round 17... and then round 12 the year after that... round 7 after that... and then he would not be keeper eligible after that because he would be in the top 5 rounds.
If a NON keeper eligible player is dropped on the date of or after the date of the trade deadline, he can NOT be picked up by another team. This rule will exist because a team that is low in the standings and out of contention might decide to drop their non keeper eligible players and pick up guys that will be keeper eligible the next season in an effort to start rebuilding their team earlier. For example, Manager X tries to trade Pujols but has no takers and then the deadline passes, so knowing that Pujols was drafted in the top 5 rounds and not keeper eligible, manager X decides to drop him and pick up someone who he might view as a possible keeper the next year. It would be unfair to other teams if a 3rd place team picked him up with the first waiver and then takes over first place... or if first place picks him up because they have the first waiver and then they run away with the league.
The trade review is set up as "commissioner" but if you have a problem with a trade, you are free to let me know and depending on if how many other people have a problem with it, I might cancel it. If their is a hint of collusion then the trade wont go through. If there is enough people against it, the trade won't go through. However, I am of the view that we are big boys and know what we want for our own teams, so don't vote against a trade just "because."
If you have a player on the DL and want him to be keeper eligible , you MUST remove him from your DL and put him on your bench before the season ends. This makes it so that a team can't have an "extra" guy on their team to deicide from the following year. If he is left on your DL, he will NOT be keeper eligible.
Rule changes can be made on a league vote system. However, any rule changes that are decided on during the season or after the draft will not start until the following season.