Whats up Fantasy Cafe - I have been a lurker for a couple years now, and with the launch of my new Dynasty Baseball League and Website - DYNASTYBASEBALLKINGS - com I plan to participate quite a bit more moving forward. As you can see, the site is not up on the domain, but we should have something going by the beginning of the season.
I have since moved servers but you don't really care about all that. The league is going to have a public facing website, and I have big plans for it, so throughout the year, I will be making improvements. All league members will have access to post topics and articles, and if you have a site of your own, great, you are more than welcome to advertise it. We will certainly be repping the Fantasy Cafe.
I am really hoping to create something special here, a great Dynasty League, with an awesome public facing website and public message board. I have a great core of 8 players lined up, 8 competitive players, and I am needing 4 more. This is a dynasty league, and while there will be no entry fee in the first year, I am putting up $250 of my own cash to the winner. It is my goal to get this website up and running to the point where I can get a sponsor to cover it. In following years, there will be an entry fee, think $50 in the first year, and growing as the league matures. In time, and with the active participation from our league members, I am hoping that I can generate a good amount of sponsorship dollars from the ever-developing website - ALL MONEY RAISED WILL BE ADDED TO THE PRIZE POOL!!
Our league mates are currently all from the Chicago area, closer to 30 than 20, and a great group of guys. Players from all over are welcome, and we are looking for 4 who want to play competitively in one of the best dynasty leagues around.
Here are the settings:
26 Man Rosters, Auction Draft, $260 Salary Cap, $150 FAAB
Offense: C,C,1B,2B,3B,SS,CI,MI,OF,OF,OF,UTIL,UTIL Pitching: SP,SP,SP,SP,SP,RP,RP,RP,P,P 3 Bench spots, 5DL spots
Offense Cats: R, HR, RBI, SB, BB, K, AVG. Pitching Cats: IP, W, L, K, SV, ERA, WHIP
Here are the Keeper Rules we are playing with as of now:
PLAYERS: Teams can keep up to 5 players from the previous years roster.
KEEPER CONTRACTS: Teams can sign players to 1-year deals, for Year One: +4, Year Two: +6, Year Three: +8
You can sign a player to a 3-Year Deal upfront for +10 in the contract year, player is kept in Years 2 and 3 for original contract price.
Players can be kept under contract for a maximum of 3 continuous years. After 3 years under contract, player must be released to Free Agency, unless player is designated a Franchise Player.
FRANCHISE PLAYER: Each team can designate one player as a Franchise Player, this player can be kept longer than 3 years. If you have a Franchise Player under contract, you can't change your Franchise Player designation until this player is no longer under contract or traded.
I have every intention of making this a great league. I could add 4 more friends who won't be competitive, but I'd rather have you. I am looking for 4 great managers who are looking to sign on for something special. The league is at Yahoo, and once again there is no entry in Year 1.
If you have interest, reply here. If you have a Yahoo account, Id love to see your trophies!
Brad Miller - Dynasty Baseball Kings