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    Sheesh, my luck is terrible this offseason. Both of my leagues have folded. I'm actually leagueless.

    I'm looking for 2 leagues. I would love to find a large/deep dynasty with roto scoring. I'm also interested in AL or NL only keeper leagues with 5+ farm spots for minor leaguers.

    Prefered financials are in the $20 to $100 range with no transaction fees.

    A little about me:
    I've won 1 deep 12 team mixed title and 1 deep NL only title in the last 5 years. I'm a very active owner and love trading and discussing potential trades. I have experience as a commish so I've learned not to give the poor schlub in charge a hard time. I also don't mind taking a bad team and building it into a great one.

    Please reach out via direct message or email at jonathan.oakes@att.net

    Thanks.
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    Hey Jon,

    We're both looking for a Dynasty League. Should we set one up?

    Scott

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    I'd be in on that
    15 Team Mixed 5x5

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    Sounds like fun, the first problem is this - who can we trick into being the commish? :-)

    I would have already stepped up in a different league to keep it from folding, but I'm starting my MBA program next week. I don't want to make a committment and then not have the time to follow through and do a good job.
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    I'd co-commish, form a committee with different roles. And I sure as heck don't want to be in charge of the whole thing. What about the three of us? In fact, we can name the league after us - SBJ Baseball or JSB Baseball, or some silly thing like that.

    Only things to decide are:
    - how many teams?
    - what site to host it on?
    - whose rules are we going to steal so we don't have to make it all up?

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    I can commit to being a founder and helping to develop rules and hash that kind of stuff out. It's the day to day trouble shooting/money handling/ argument resolving that I'm shying away from.

    My way to throw HQF in the name since it's getting generated right here on the forum boards, maybe attract more peers that way as well. Perhaps HQFDL, the HQ Forum Dynasty League.

    I'd say 15 teams,

    23 man lineups (13/10 or 14/9)
    7 man bench
    15 man farm system.
    tradition roto scoring style, but we might want to go 6x6 and work holds in there to give some MR value.
    Online auction, $260, players are keepable for 5 years, 2 at original price (include first year), 2 years for a 10 dollar raise, and 1 last year at $20 more than original price.
    Farm system is based on a serpentine draft. minor leaguers can be kept indefinitely until they've reached the bigs. after that we'll need to establish a price, can't be too low or inflation will go crazy, maybe 10 bucks, maybe 5. No draft pick penalties for keeping minors players, your minor league draft is simply limited to the number of players that you do not keep.

    site is debatable. CBS usually has the most reliable product, but there were some complaints that I heard last year.

    I have a few constitutions that I can use to cobble together some framework for dealing with problems, trades, etc.

    that's off the top of my head. What do you think.
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    If it's 14/9 I'd be super duper interested in this.
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    2014 (2 total leagues entered):
    5x5 12 Team Roto NL Only Keeper League - (2013 2nd place)
    5x5 11 Team Roto NL Only Keeper League - (2013 rebuilding)
    5x5 15 Team Roto Mixed Dynasty League - (first year - BHQ Dynasty League)


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    I'd be interested in this league also. Down to 1 league the last year and now I'm looking to get another dynasty team started up.

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    That's 5, good start.

    For you other HQ readers out there, give a shout on this thread if you want a spot.

    Also, for anyone else who signs up or anyone else who signs up, we need someone who is willing to co-commish the league with Scott.
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    I just saw your email. Given the demise of LWAN count me in. I am a possible candidate for co-commish. I will have a clearer idea how that will work when some work things shake out in a couple of weeks.

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    Sounds good to me. I was semi-kidding about the league name, btw...semi. We might need to check with HQ, see if we can use that in our league name, as they also use HQ in their sponsored leagues.

    What would be the positions of 13/10 vs 14/9?

    I like the idea of 6x6? HLD gives MR's some value, and OBP is a very important and relevant stat. Of course adding HLD, and therefore MR's, digs into the Pitching and Bench spots. Something to consider.

    So you want to run an auction to start instead of each choosing an MLB team? Probably a more fair way to go.

    I'm cool with CBS, though we might need someone in the US to pay for the site and then add on the Co-Commissioners. I tried to do it from overseas last year, and was not able.
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    I'd be interested in this league and helping in any way. CBS is the best host site but it does cost. Depends how many rules you want to incorporate. But count me in either way.

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    Nice. That makes 7. Halfway there.

    I can set up site with CBS. On a 15 man league it will end up being about 10 a pop if we set it up early.

    Good point about HQ name. Can someone @HQ chime in and let us know if this will be an issue?

    14/9
    C, C, 1b, 2b, 3b, SS, MI, CI, OF, OF, OF, OF, OF, UT

    On the 6X6, I think holds is the right way for pitching. I'm not sure if I love the idea of doing both BA and OBP. What would you guys think about doing OBP and SLG and elimiting BA?

    Definitely want to auction - The Draft/auction is one of the purest joys of fantasy sports.

    Here's what I came up with for minor league contracts. Basically, each year adds $6 to their price. they year they are called up is a freebie unless they start the year on the major league roster. If they start the year on the major league roster, then that's their first year at 6 bucks and they move on from there. For players who are called up after opening day they would cost 6 bucks at the start of their first full year. Each year after that you add 6 to their cost, so the cost to keep a rookie for all 5 years of eligibility is 6, 12, 18, 24, and finally 30.
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    How about a salary cap?
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    I'm interested. Have some late March scheduling issues which could come into play depending on how we set this up but otherwise would like to jump in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brushback View Post
    How about a salary cap?
    I was assuming a normal $260 available for auction. Are you thinking of an in-season cap? Not sure I'm a fan of that, it would limit trading...

    on the other hand, I'm not a huge fan of really uneven dump trades either, so maybe we do need something in place to mitigate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon View Post

    14/9
    C, C, 1b, 2b, 3b, SS, MI, CI, OF, OF, OF, OF, OF, UT

    On the 6X6, I think holds is the right way for pitching. I'm not sure if I love the idea of doing both BA and OBP. What would you guys think about doing OBP and SLG and elimiting BA?

    Here's what I came up with for minor league contracts. Basically, each year adds $6 to their price. they year they are called up is a freebie unless they start the year on the major league roster. If they start the year on the major league roster, then that's their first year at 6 bucks and they move on from there. For players who are called up after opening day they would cost 6 bucks at the start of their first full year. Each year after that you add 6 to their cost, so the cost to keep a rookie for all 5 years of eligibility is 6, 12, 18, 24, and finally 30.
    So 13/10 is just one C?

    If we use SLG, isn't that going to put three of six categories heavily weighted towards power - HR, RBI, SLG. That seems excessive

    Tell me if I'm understanding this minors thing correctly. If he starts the year in the Majors, his 5 year clock would go $6, $12, $18, $24, $30. That's clear. But if he starts in the minors and gets called up sometime during the year, his 5 year clock will look like $0, $6, $12, $18, $24. Or are you saying that you only start his 5 year clock during that year that he finally starts in the Pros? Can you clarify this?

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    An active roster cap of $360 isn't unresonable. It still allows for plenty of "dump deals" without totally handcuffing teams trying to go for it.

    I'm looking to join a league that has some sort of trade restrictions. I just retired from my long time AL and NL ultra leagues due to the the trades getting more lopsided each year. All the time devoted to planning a solid draft went out the window with owners unloading big contracts for the flavor of the day minor leaguer.
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    I wasn't asked and just recently jumped in but I'll comment that a $360 in season salary cap can work, particularly on an auction budget of $260. In proposing a salary cap in my $300 auction league, I showed two seasons worth of data and analysis to show that $360 (also happened to be the number we picked) would have allowed multiple trades but eliminated the most eggregious/controversial trades. It can still work without limits or a trade veto rule and I'm sure all of you here have experienced the pros and cons of that system.
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    I do not think a $360 in season cap is that restrictive. I much prefer that to leagues that have trade veto options to deal with lopsided trades. Not that such trades are usually as much of an issue in HQ centric leagues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    So 13/10 is just one C?

    If we use SLG, isn't that going to put three of six categories heavily weighted towards power - HR, RBI, SLG. That seems excessive

    Tell me if I'm understanding this minors thing correctly. If he starts the year in the Majors, his 5 year clock would go $6, $12, $18, $24, $30. That's clear. But if he starts in the minors and gets called up sometime during the year, his 5 year clock will look like $0, $6, $12, $18, $24. Or are you saying that you only start his 5 year clock during that year that he finally starts in the Pros? Can you clarify this?
    13/10 could be 1 catcher or 4 OF.

    Minors - that's exactly right.

    Categories - eh, you may be right. I've seen leagues use OPS as a 6th category though, and it's largely the same impact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokoeh8er View Post
    I wasn't asked and just recently jumped in but I'll comment that a $360 in season salary cap can work, particularly on an auction budget of $260. In proposing a salary cap in my $300 auction league, I showed two seasons worth of data and analysis to show that $360 (also happened to be the number we picked) would have allowed multiple trades but eliminated the most eggregious/controversial trades. It can still work without limits or a trade veto rule and I'm sure all of you here have experienced the pros and cons of that system.
    Seems a fair number, I wouldn't be opposed to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokoeh8er View Post
    I wasn't asked and just recently jumped in but I'll comment that a $360 in season salary cap can work, particularly on an auction budget of $260. In proposing a salary cap in my $300 auction league, I showed two seasons worth of data and analysis to show that $360 (also happened to be the number we picked) would have allowed multiple trades but eliminated the most eggregious/controversial trades. It can still work without limits or a trade veto rule and I'm sure all of you here have experienced the pros and cons of that system.
    That's some excellent back-up info ... Thanks for jumping in.

    Count me in if there is a $360 cap!
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    we have just started a dynasty league that we just started this year. We have one team left the Houston Astros. They have some decent young talent with a lot of cap space available.

    This is a 30 team dynasty league with $150M salary cap 6 X 6 head to head league

    This sounds exactly like what you are looking for

    here is a link for the league

    http://dynastyleaguemlb.proboards.com/index.cgi

    email me if you want to join

    brentmetcalf@me.com

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    Hey guys, just FYI, I have 2 more interested owners in my email box. that puts us at 11.
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