I am recruiting for the Mike Morgan Redraft League at Mendoza Baseball. Mendoza Baseball is a unique franchise ownership simulation game that is designed to simulate the economics, strategies and transaction rules of MLB as closely as possible. The scoring is based on a complex but intuitive system that mostly boils down to runs above replacement level and matches up pretty well to advanced player valuations like VORP.
Among other features, Mendoza Baseball has:
* W-L records based on Bill James’ Pythag theorem
* An e-Bay style free agent auction where you can sign veterans to multi-year contracts
* 40-man major league rosters, with 25 active spots
* Minor league rosters of up to 20 players and a system of waivers and options for moving players between rosters
* The ability to develop and keep prospects through a reserve clause system with an arbitration simulator
* A full-blown economic model where teams compete to earn profits as well as wins
* Intelligent, dedicated owners that manage their franchises year-round
Mendoza is not for the faint of heart, but if you’re a BBTF member and you’re going to play fantasy baseball, wouldn’t you want to play in a league like this instead of a crappy Yahoo league?
The Mike Morgan Redraft League is a single year, NL-only league played using a subset of the advanced features of the Mendoza format. We still have the e-Bay style auctions and the advanced scoring, but we acquire an entire team during the auction and throw everybody back into the pool at the end of the year. The Morgan League is the perfect way to try out the Mendoza format for a year with no strings attached. If you find you like the format, you will be in a great position to secure an open team in a keeper league next fall before they are made available to the general public.