I've created a dynasty league, and the members and I have even begun drafting.
However, I'm worried about my current set of rules as it pertains to bottom dwellers and leveling the playing field.
12 Teams, H2H 6x6 custom setup
26-man "Active Roster"
Each position, 2 util, 5 sp, 5 rp, 1p, 5 bench
14-man "Inactive Roster"
Any 14 players
You must have 5 "rookie-eligible" players on your roster at the beginning of each season and throughout the season. If they exhaust eligibility mid-season, they may still count towards your 5 as long as you had them at the beginning of the season.
Callups from your inactive roster take effect the following match up.
My only idea to level the playing field a bit:
You may not add free agents to your team if they haven't started 5 games for their MLB team (or similar small amount of time). After they meet the requirement, they follow waiver procedures.
After the last game of playoffs, rosters lock. We will then do an offseason draft: you may draft rookie-eligible or established MLB players. However many rounds are necessary to get every pick teams want- rosters expand to accommodate these picks, but you must cut your team to 40 players, with the 5 rookie minimum, before the season begins again.
Thoughts? Restricting teams to 40 man rosters (or 40 'keepers' if you will) won't do much to protect those helplessly trapped at the bottom in my opinion. However, having a moderate/plus sized inactive roster can allow bottom dwellers to stock up on rookie talent?