You have to keep tabs on the other managers. My league has been going on for 12 years with no keeper time limits, because people liked the idea of controlling a player for a long time like an actual team. But we have come up with other rules to help maintain some equality and give eceryone a chance each year.
- draft order is determined primarily by the total strength or weakness of your keepers, ehere the weakest keepers get the higher draft positions. Ties are broken by finish order to reward managers eho made the most of what they had. The team who finished in fourth place with elvis andrus, jason heyward, and panda sandoval as their best keepers did a better job managing than the guy who kept Miggy, Trout, and Kershaw and finished second.
- we switched to a H2H league two years ago, which definitely keeps interest up, since anyone can get hot at the right time.
- we are thinking of switching to an auction draft where teams get a discount on their keeper players instead of a flat out keeper. So it gives the other teams a chance to bid on and possibly land a player who would otherwise have been kept if they are willing to overpay by enough that the original owner decides to let them go.
As of 8/4/13
C:Napoli 1B:Goldshmidt 2B:Kinsler, Gyorko SS:Tulo, Profar 3B:Longoria, Machado, Middlebrooks OF:Harper, J. Upton, AGon, R. Davis, Venable SP:Scherzer, Minor, Ryu, E.Santana, Beachy, Samardzja, J.Johnson (DL), T.Ross RP:Perez, Rodney, Farquar