Hey guys, I need an owner for an NL only fantasy team.
Basic league structure: 14 teams, keeper, sabermetric stats, auction style, with long-term extensions and deep farm systems. $263 auction cap, 24 players.
adjOBP (basically OBP with CS subracted from the numerator) - replaces AVG.
Bases Produced (TB + SB) - replaces HR, why not give credit for 2B and 3B too, puts SB in proper perspective.
Runs Scored - replaces SB, for obvious reasons.
RBI - no change.
ERA - no change
Strikeouts - replace wins
adjOPS against (basically OBP against * 2, plus SLG against) - replaces WHIP, why not penalize pitchers who give up HR more than those that give up singles.
1/2 categories (replace saves)
Relief Points (2*SV + H + relW - BS - relL) - These two categories, put closers and middle relievers in their proper perspective. A great closer is worth $15-20, not $40. And since we use holds, you can do a bullpen by committee.
In the 1/2 categories, you get 7 points for 1st, 6.5 for 2nd, etc..
Basically you’d take over a decent roster, the farm system is gutted, but the return roster includes (year is year contract expires, not guaranteed unless noted):
Adam LaRoche $23 2007
Miguel Cabrera $9 2006 (can be extended to something like $24 a year through 2009)
John F. Mabry $1 2007
Cliff Floyd $17 2007
Ryan Klesko $17 2007
Jim Edmonds $36 2006
Larry Walker $27 2007
Chris Capuano $1 2006
Joey Eischen $1 2006
Eric Gagne $27 2006
Mark Prior $24 2008G
Duaner Sanchez $1 2007
Brandon Webb $15 2006G
Kerry Wood $35 2007
Because of the deep farm systems (5 round draft, we usually get down to high A ball) and cheap contracts we give those players ($1 first year, then $3, $5, $9 in subsequent years), guys aquired in the auction have some inflation over the prices you seen in a typical roto magazine. Carlos Beltran went for $56 last year, Todd Helton $55, as examples.
Our Rule 5 Draft is next week, so if you want to join soon, you could participate, it’s via email. If not, I’ll be picking for the team.
The one stipulation is that we want an owner that can be at the Draft, in Harrisburg, PA, Sunday, April 2. We have owners from Connecticut to Pittsburgh to New Jersey to West Virginia’s panhandle and just about everywhere inbetween, so I’m sure you could hitch a ride with someone if you live in the general area and don’t want drive long-distance.
We’ve already assimilated one primate over the last few years and it worked out well. The league is going into it’s 10th season, and I’m the commissioner.
Feel free to ask any questions, contact me ASAP if you are interested in taking over. Thanks!
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