If you’re looking for another league that’s identical to all the others you play in, so you can do three or four leagues almost as easily as you can compete in one, then look elsewhere. Don’t read any further. We’re not your typical cookie-cutter league. You won’t win our League on auto-pilot.
If you want a unique challenge that can be rewarding, then you’ll have to venture outside your fantasy baseball comfort zone to play with us.
There are a lot of good leagues out there that need replacement owners. What makes us worthy of your consideration are these points:
Always an early Auction; in 2014 it is Sunday, February 16th, beginning at 2 P.M. EST.
No matter what league he played in last season, every non-freeze roster player from College ball to MiLB to the Japanese League, is eligible to be nominated and bought on our Auction Day, so the ability to recognize Prospects who will contribute at the MLB level this season or next can be a decided advantage. Our 2013 Pennant winner rostered more of these type players by the end of Auction Day than were on all the other rosters combined. The beauty is the Top 100 Prospects are not already taken, as we have no Farm Systems where players can be hidden from a replacement owner. After Auction Day you can reserve and replace 2 such players weekly so long as they are not currently on the active roster of an MLB team.
We have double the usual amount of active players on each Roto team, so you get to follow more stats and make more transactions. We are also a Deep Player Pool penetration league.
We have Keepers, enough that you should take it seriously, but not so many that a grand keeper roster single-handedly beats all the other facets and tactics of the game.
We’re a GM style League rather than one that uses a manger to daily set his active lineup.
We use eBay style bidding that can last no longer than 18 minutes each in-season Sunday night for all free agent acquisitions and waiver claims. Total Transparency in Real Time.
We’re NOT a high $$ League. If that’s your game we wish you well; go to Vegas and take in a show or two as well. Our $10 annual fee covers our Stat Service. Period.
We’re a mixed Auction League that uses player contracts that include Topper Rights, so you have the option to keep a player forever so long as every 3rd season you’re willing to pay only 2/10th of one per cent of your team’s total Auction Day Salary Cap to top his market value (the highest bid before you have 20 seconds to exercise your Topper Rights or not).
Half our teams win each season through Relegation and Promotion similar to that of European Soccer Leagues, though only the best one is crowned the Champion.
Each year on the eve of the first World Season Game we have a 3-round Rule 5 Draft.
What we are looking for three things in a replacement owner:
1. an active owner;
2. Love of a good, fair, hard-fought battle;
3. Someone who won’t choke on the bones while he learns by doing the intricacies of our custom League. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to do well, but it’s not as easy as chewing gum AND walking a straight fantasy baseball line.
Interested? Contact rankinroadkat@gmail for more details, please.