SCOTTYG wrote:The owner should be able to 'red-shirt' the player. How would you feel if one of your keepers were to be ruled out the entire season.
You can also set up a level and pro-rate when a player returns...such as Utley now, if he returns 1/2 way through the season, then they pay 1/2 of his original value or if a player has season ending surgery the 1st week of season then pay whatever % of season is complete at the time they hit the DL. 15 day or 60 day DL stints wouldn't count towards pro-ration, only season ending injuries should count or players that haven't played an inning of the season.
Have the league vote on it and majority rules...I would make the rule into affect next year though. Let me know how it works out.
Hi Scotty, thanks for the reply. We aren't as worried about players who will come back this season, as anyone worth any $ is probably going to be drafted (at a discount) and stashed away. Once they're drafted, that's the value they keep for next year if they are dropped and picked back up by another team. The problem is that a guy like Wainwright will NOT be drafted and will not be kept to start this year, which means, by our rules, he's a $1 player. That's absurd, of course, and while I'm fine with teams who are bad enough to be out of the race by August making moves for the future, I don't think that it should be rewarded with an enormous discount on a guy who just wasn't rosterable for teams who were still competing. My thought is to allow them to be picked up, but their base value becomes whatever yahoo (where we run the league) values them at for 2012, or just not allow them to be picked up at all. Either way, they'll most likely go to auction the next year and come back for fair market value.
We already have a rule in place regarding the price of a keeper who is dropped due to poor performance or injury and picked up by another team, and that is that they will return to the yahoo value as a base price for next year's keeper pool. We figure that's enough to keep the August scavengers at bay.