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ndg728 wrote:I have been in a keeper league before, and since it was through work when I left the job I left the league. But I have recently started a keeper league using the same concept.
First it has to be an Auction Draft for this to work. We have three different contracts, Minor League, Major League, Long Term. After our Auction draft we hold a serpentine minor league draft for 5 rounds. Anyone drafted here can be signed to a Minor league or Major League contract. Here is how the contracts work.
Minor League contract: Must be drafted in the Minor league draft. These contracts cost no money and last for two years. The year drafted and the following year. In year two if you want to keep the player they can be signed to a Major League contract for $5.
Major League contract: Can be signed from the minors as stated above. Or you can sign the player for this year and the following year for their draft value.
Long Term Contract: Can only be signed if already on a Major League contract. It is essentially a contract extension that can be signed for 1, 2, or 3 years. With the contract value increasing by $5 for each year of the contract. For example, Player X is drafted for $8 and signed to a Major league contract you would have that player through 2013 season for $8. If this player has turned into a stud you will want to extend their contract at a cost of $5 per year. $13 in 2014, $18 in 2015 and $23 in 2016. The catch on the long term deal is, you have to declare how many years you are signing them for up front. This contract can not be extended again. The reason for this is, if you sign a bad contract, you're stuck with it. And if it's a great contract, you can't own them for too long of a period.
You can only have two of each contract in our league. Giving you a max of 6 keepers. We may expand this to 4 of each contract next year.
Hope this helped!
Lastly, I like the idea of keeping 4 players, with the added price being tacked onto them ($1,4,7,10). There’s definitely a bit of regression there, in that you clearly can’t keep all of your ridiculous deals forever. But, if you really like a player, you could keep designating him your +$1 keeper each year, to ensure he stays on your team. Tons of strategy potential here, I like this a lot.
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