It would be great to have a total of 14 competitive teams, but if this is all I can get, then so be it. This is the last/last call for this league. Here are the LJ peeps who have joined. (FYI- You all need a Yahoo email account to join up. This league will be run via Yahoo Fantasy Baseball).
nighthawkal ( I need your email address)
beatjunkie37 (I need your email address)
savemyskin (I need your email address)
...and, my RL buddy Kevin. That makes 10.
If there is anyone on this list who has decided that they do not want to participate, please email me so I make sure to no longer include you. timiathan, please let me know asap if you and your bud are gonna join 100% for sure asap.
For anyone else who may be interested in a "keeper" league with a little money involved and a lot of competition, please read the league standards below:
*** FANTASY BASEBALL KEEPER LEAGUE***
For all of those who are interested in joining a "keeper" league, please read on. Everyone else, I apologize for bothering you.
I'm looking for 10-14 die hard fantasy managers who are willing to take on the challenge of owning and managing a baseball team in the "keeper" format. This is designed to be a fun, exciting league where together we all can help build this league and make it great, rich in history and memories. I want this to be one of those leagues that I've always been jealous of.
This league will be a Yahoo league, so all you need is a Yahoo account.
***This will be a "Head-to-Head" scoring league. (Although I like rotisserie better, since it requires more thought, strategy and talent, I tend to see too many people quit after 1/2 of the season, because they're out of contention and don't want to try. If I can find enough people who would rather play rotisserie style, then I'm all for it.)
***This league will be a regular "on line" draft league.
***The STARTING roster size is C,1B,2B,SS,3B,4OF,CI,MI,2 UTIL....5 SP, 2 RP (closers) and 2 P + 5 bench players. Roster size equals 27.
***The scoring categories has been left undecided and will be up for vote, majority vote rules. The standard 5x5 categories apply, but we'll vote to see if anyone wants to add walks, OBP or whatever.
***Trades and free agent pickups will be free and unlimited. Trades will be decided by a league vote, and can be vetoed by the Commish if it is obviously unfair.
***The entry fee for the 1st year will be $20 per team. 100% of this money will go to the winners. 70% to the league champion, 20% to the loser of the championship game, and 10% to the team who finished in 1st place (best record) for the regular season. (We can up the money too, if we want the pot and winnings to be higher. This too, will be up for vote.)
***You will send the money to me, and I will mail the winnings via money order. I completely understand if you feel hesitant to send $20 to a stranger, but I can only vouch for myself as being honest. As a matter fo fact, I am a Warrants officer for my local city police department, and will give you detailed instructions on how to file a police report on internet fraud. I work on this stuff everyday. Fact is, I'm just a die hard fantasy baseball fan and I want to start up a great league with other die hard serious managers.
***Side pots? (This too, will be up for vote.)
***Number of keepers? Here's the deal. I've always wanted to be in a league where trading and strategy meant something. A league where the only players that got traded were the top 40. A league where a #3 or #4 SP can be thrown in the deal and actually be a factor, because person A has been watching that pitcher's career and he sees potential. If the roster is 27 deep, I'd like the keepers to be between 12-16. Yeah, we would have a small draft every year, but the point is to build a dynasty like in real life. "Keepers" are equal to "contracts". If your star SS gets injured, you may be forced to trade away your #3 power outfielder to replace infield "hole" with someone decent.
Like I said, this league is designed for the die-hard fantasy studs. The guys who take fantasy baseball seriously, and who are serious about joining and help form a great keeper league that we can have fun in for years to come.
All that are interested, please email me or leave a comment to this post. If I can get 10-14 serious guys who want to play, I'll set up a Yahoo league asap. Including me, I have 3 so far. Any questions, concerns, comments, please ask.