Now looking to establish a waiting list for future expansion in one league...and reserving spaces for a second or start-up league...

The Branch Rickey Memorial Dynasty Baseball League (BRML) is a new brand of fantasy baseball. (Note: The second or start-up league will be similar) Its intent is to emulate as much realism as possible. Its format is H2H, points-based, and daily games with a 102-game regular season schedule, a best of 7 World Series, and a 20-day version of the Arizona Fall League. High impact performances win. If you have envisioned a league where scoring bias and MLB team days off did not significantly impact results...if you have envisioned a league where your decision making would be high impact day in and day out...if you have envisioned a league that more closely emulated real major league baseball...if you have envisioned a league where your team could build value...if you have envisioned a league that will completely challenge your fantasy baseball prowess...then you have found it.

There is a salary cap, but it is a soft cap and completely manageable under a comprehensive set of rules. You decide how and when to use long-term contracts to lock in your best players to your organization’s plan…and you pay the price if they do not perform as expected. You decide which players to protect from the Rule 5 Draft. You decide when to pursue free agents in the off-season and when to wait on the Spring Supplemental Draft.

In the BRML, you build a pitching rotation as you designate a single SP for each game. Great care has been taken to schedule your games for 2018 when your players are playing in actual MLB games. So, while games are daily, there are plenty of off-days so that you do not need to field a team of replacement players on days when a lot of MLB teams have off-days. The BRML result is a 102-game regular season schedule capped by a best of 7 World Series that concludes in early September. Instead of calling it quits at that point, however, we will use the remainder of September for our version of the Arizona Fall League, which we will call the Branch Rickey Fall League, where daily games will resume using only position players with less than 1000 career MLB PA’s and only pitchers with less than 100 career GP for RP's or 300 career IP for SP's.

If you have a passion for strong competition, for impact decision-making, and for experiencing the daily pressures of General Management and Field Management…then you will likely do well and enjoy the BRML and be a valued, contributing member to the League’s prosperity and future development. If it fits with your experience and interest, I am happy to share further details. Thank you for your consideration.