Looking for ideas/insights on running a live, in-person auction draft. We are forming a league that will have its inaugural draft in March. Planning to use $260 budget per team, standard rosters C, C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, CI, MI, OFx5, UTIL, Px9. Some questions that I had...
1. Do you believe that any less than 12 teams (say 10) has to be AL or NL only to be competitive in auction format, or is mixed league OK for any team number?
2. Best way to keep auction format running efficiently and quickly? Just a good auctioneer?
3. One thought would be to have everyone bring a laptop / tablet, and then just have everyone log on to yahoo live for our draft and use their auction software, but does that defeat the purpose of having a live in-person draft if we are all just staring at our computers? Sure would cut down the time, though - I am sure.
4. Use a projector to show how much money each team has left and how many spots left to draft?
I figure depending on the amount of teams this type of redraft could take at least 4 hours, right?
Thanks for any insight from those who have participated in one...