fmluder wrote:Can we at least admit that it's a double standard though if everyone wants to join a keeper league yet no one wants to commit to them for multiple seasons?
Chances are the teams that don't want to commit for multiple season, or more specifically those who will quit simply because they have a bad team, are just bad owners and will be bad owners in most any league. They probably fit one of the other stereotypes too; the complainer, the inactive owner, the guy who doesn't pay on time, etc. Asking them to pay two seasons in advance will probably make them drop out anyway (so, hey, maybe it is a god way to weed them out in advance!), but still, you might chase away some decent owners with them. Risk/reward I suppose...
Entering our 15th year (12 team h2h keeper), I can tell you why all of my previous owners have quit:
one guy left after a year because he was a rookie and just did not get into fantasy baseball the way he thought he would
one guy was booted after two seasons because he was an inactive owner
one guy was booted after six seasons for non-payment (which was odd because he had previously been a decent owner)
one guy left because his wife told him he was in too many leagues!
four guys left over the years because they just lost their passion for the hobby.
But we still have 7 of our original 12 owners. I really think it's more about finding the right owners and making sure it's a well run league than finding a way to force not-so-good owners to stay. Just my opinion...