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  1. I run two (identical) 16 team H2H Points Leagues in ESPN .. After building the first one for people online, I decided to build the 2nd one (later in the same 2008 off-season for personal friends trying to get them to get rid of a 4x4 NL Only Roto league I was in with them - they're old school - league started when you had to keep stats from box scores in the newspaper everyday - so, no luck getting them to change, so kept the league and built another one for online players) .. Tidbits about the league/s: Salary Cap / Keeper System (each owner has 15 years worth of MYC = multi-year contracts to distribute each season - the signed players remain in the round they were drafted throughout the duration of their contract - 4 year contract is maximum, even though we allow one player signed to MYC who just completed their contract to be signed to a 1 or 2 year extension .. Players real life salary from the previous season is what we use, according to cots -salary only, no signing bonuses/incentives/etc are factored into their salary .. We have a very rewarding MiLB system -as these players tend to be highly valuable as they are placed in our latter rounds of the draft once they're required to be promoted to our MLB roster - highest % of players signed to 4 year MYC come from this group of players since they're cheap and latter round .. Slow, snake draft held on Proboards during the offseason - we fill the draft board with MYC's and MiLB promotees and fill out our rosters via snake draft ... There are a few other interesting traits of the leagues, but these are what I consider the highlights (fun contests to win additional spending cap $$ - i.e. currently prediction outcomes - winners/# games/MVP for each playoff series in MLB - predicting MLB Award winners / + lots of other fun ways to benefit and stay active .. we've built a very solid base of reliable, competitive owners .. This past season we had 5 teams battling it out for the final 2 playoff spots (8 teams make playoffs) in the final week of our regular season .. Leagues are entering our 11th season ... one league has all 16 owners returning for next season, while the other needs 2 new replacement owners - one owner leaving is an inaugural owner and the other joined last year, was active until June or July, then basically went awol .. The following lists are the players who are already signed to MYC for each of the available teams (Player's Name / # of Remaining Yrs signed / Round Drafted): Hot Dogz .... Trevor Bauer (3 yrs as 3rd Rounder) ..... Scott Schebler (3 yrs as 14th Rounder) ..... Jose Peraza (2 yrs as 9th Rounder) ..... Dinolson Lamet (2 yrs as 12th Rounder) ..... Rich Hill (1 year as 11th Rounder) ..... Adam Conley (1 year as 16th Rounder) ..... Lance McCullers (1 year as 19th Rounder) New Owner will still be able to give out 4 more years of MYC control to eligible remaining players on current roster (Jose Ramirez 1st Rd, Freddie Freeman 2nd Rd, Khris Davis 4th Rd, Marwin Gonzalez 6th Rd, are some of the better options I would recommend = either Jose Ramirez for all 4 or break 'em up and sign 2 of the above mentioned players for 2 years each - pretty sure Ramirez would be one of those, Freeman is pretty expensive but will still be taken in top 2 rounds, as I'm sure Davis would go high in our upcoming draft too) Players who will promote from MiLB Roster: Gleybar Torres + Corbin Burnes still has an okay MiLB roster, but can definitely stand to be strengthened Harry Doyle: .... Rafael Devers (3 yrs as 22nd Rd) .... Scott Kingery (3 yrs as 24th Rd) .... Jason Kipnis (1 yr as 3rd Rd) .... Robbie Ray (1 yr as 13th Rd) .... Archie Bradley (1 yr as 21st Rd) New Owner will have opportunity to give out 4 more years worth of MYC control to eligible players remaining on current roster Ryan McMahon is the only player from MiLB who MUST be promoted Current MiLB Roster is LOADED with talent (Forest Whitley, Taylor Trammel, Keibert Ruiz, Dane Dunning, Joey Wentz, Austin Meadows, Alex Verdugo, Victor Robles, Brendan Rodgers, Alec Hansen) If you, or anyone else, are/is interested in either of these teams, feel free to respond below or contact me via email: FlorencePost11Baseball@msn.com Our offseason activities will be beginning shortly, so we would love to locate our two new owners ASAP Thanks!!
  2. Hey Cooze, I run two (identical) 16 team H2H Points Leagues in ESPN .. After building the first one for people online, I decided to build the 2nd one (later in the same 2008 off-season for personal friends trying to get them to get rid of a 4x4 NL Only Roto league I was in with them - they're old school - league started when you had to keep stats from box scores in the newspaper everyday - so, no luck getting them to change, so kept the league and built another one for online players) .. Tidbits about the league/s: Salary Cap / Keeper System (each owner has 15 years worth of MYC = multi-year contracts to distribute each season - the signed players remain in the round they were drafted throughout the duration of their contract - 4 year contract is maximum, even though we allow one player signed to MYC who just completed their contract to be signed to a 1 or 2 year extension .. Players real life salary from the previous season is what we use, according to cots -salary only, no signing bonuses/incentives/etc are factored into their salary .. We have a very rewarding MiLB system -as these players tend to be highly valuable as they are placed in our latter rounds of the draft once they're required to be promoted to our MLB roster - highest % of players signed to 4 year MYC come from this group of players since they're cheap and latter round .. Slow, snake draft held on Proboards during the offseason - we fill the draft board with MYC's and MiLB promotees and fill out our rosters via snake draft ... There are a few other interesting traits of the leagues, but these are what I consider the highlights (fun contests to win additional spending cap $$ - i.e. currently prediction outcomes - winners/# games/MVP for each playoff series in MLB - predicting MLB Award winners / + lots of other fun ways to benefit and stay active .. we've built a very solid base of reliable, competitive owners .. This past season we had 5 teams battling it out for the final 2 playoff spots (8 teams make playoffs) in the final week of our regular season .. Leagues are entering our 11th season ... one league has all 16 owners returning for next season, while the other needs 2 new replacement owners - one owner leaving is an inaugural owner and the other joined last year, was active until June or July, then basically went awol .. The following lists are the players who are already signed to MYC for each of the available teams (Player's Name / # of Remaining Yrs signed / Round Drafted): Hot Dogz .... Trevor Bauer (3 yrs as 3rd Rounder) ..... Scott Schebler (3 yrs as 14th Rounder) ..... Jose Peraza (2 yrs as 9th Rounder) ..... Dinolson Lamet (2 yrs as 12th Rounder) ..... Rich Hill (1 year as 11th Rounder) ..... Adam Conley (1 year as 16th Rounder) ..... Lance McCullers (1 year as 19th Rounder) New Owner will still be able to give out 4 more years of MYC control to eligible remaining players on current roster (Jose Ramirez 1st Rd, Freddie Freeman 2nd Rd, Khris Davis 4th Rd, Marwin Gonzalez 6th Rd, are some of the better options I would recommend = either Jose Ramirez for all 4 or break 'em up and sign 2 of the above mentioned players for 2 years each - pretty sure Ramirez would be one of those, Freeman is pretty expensive but will still be taken in top 2 rounds, as I'm sure Davis would go high in our upcoming draft too) Players who will promote from MiLB Roster: Gleybar Torres + Corbin Burnes still has an okay MiLB roster, but can definitely stand to be strengthened Harry Doyle: .... Rafael Devers (3 yrs as 22nd Rd) .... Scott Kingery (3 yrs as 24th Rd) .... Jason Kipnis (1 yr as 3rd Rd) .... Robbie Ray (1 yr as 13th Rd) .... Archie Bradley (1 yr as 21st Rd) New Owner will have opportunity to give out 4 more years worth of MYC control to eligible players remaining on current roster Ryan McMahon is the only player from MiLB who MUST be promoted Current MiLB Roster is LOADED with talent (Forest Whitley, Taylor Trammel, Keibert Ruiz, Dane Dunning, Joey Wentz, Austin Meadows, Alex Verdugo, Victor Robles, Brendan Rodgers, Alec Hansen) If you, or anyone else, are/is interested in either of these teams, feel free to respond below or contact me via email: FlorencePost11Baseball@msn.com Our offseason activities will be beginning shortly, so we would love to locate our two new owners ASAP Thanks!!
  3. Thought we had found an owner, but he seems to have disappeared ... We're still waiting for a new owner to make this team's 1st round pick (even though a committee will select a player very shortly so our draft can progress) .... So, bumping this post up ... Thanks!
  4. My league isn't exactly what you have advertised for, but it's close ... 16 teams / contracts / salary cap / H2H Points / MiLB roster is expanding from 10 to 15 this coming season / Stability, league is entering 10th season - with still about 50% of original owners are 8+ years ... opening I have is for an inaugural member ... I run two leagues that are identical - and - there is a big push being made by quite a few members in each league to start a new one (identical) from scratch and make it a $$ league ... hopefully that will happen beginning next season - I created a post a couple of days ago, it's on page 2 now with a pretty in depth explanation of what we have to offer ... would love to you look it up and consider us, because one of our members thought he had recruited someone from one of his standard type leagues, but I don't think that owner is going to work out, so the team is still available ... Thank you!
  5. Basics about the league: Head to Head Points - 16 Teams - Unique Keeper (players signed to Multi-Year Contracts are keepers as well as prospects who lose rookie eligibility and must be promoted - Each owner gets 15 new years worth of MYCs to give out each season, which is up from 12 in the previous couple of years which is up from the 8 used in first 7 or 8 seasons of the league - don't want to be a dynasty league, but also want to make it more possible for owners to have more control years at their disposal than we used to) Very rewarding MiLB prospect system Salary Cap - use real life salaries from the previous season 7 maximum starts per week for SP - means you have to manage your staff instead of just loading up on SP and sending 'em out - penalties for exceeding limit Free league hosted on ESPN Unique schedule (new for the upcoming season): ] .... Create 2 Leagues while still utilizing 4 team divisionsPlay each interleague team once = 8 gamesPlay each league (non-division) foe twice = 8 gamesPlay each division rival five times = for a total of 15 games vs divisional rivalsWay it would work: Week 1 - vs three divisional rivals = 3 gamesWeeks 2 through 4 - vs 1 league or interleague foe = 3 gamesWeeks 5 through 7 - vs 1 divisional rival + 1 league or interleague foe = 6 gamesWeeks 8 through 10 - vs 1 league for interleague foe = 3 gamesWeeks 11 through 13 - vs 1 divisional rival + 1 league or interleague foe = 6 gamesWeeks 14 through 17 - vs 1 league or interleague foe = 3 gamesAll Star Game week - vs three divisional rivals + 1 league or interleague foe = 4 gamesWeek 18 - vs three divisional rivals each week = 6 gamesWill produce a 31 game schedule, heavily weighed vs divisional rivals (15/31 = 48% of games) which will resemble real life MLB schedule as far as % of games vs divisional rivals We have just started our draft clock last night and one of our longtime owners seems to have disappeared - (pharmacy school internship) - He basically abandoned the team this past season but said he would like to keep his team and he even added a 2nd owner to help him manage the team through this ultra busy time for him .. However, he has already missed his 1st round pick (time just expired a couple of hours ago) - We have a slow draft that we hold on our Proboards site - The team isn't in the best shape of any team in the league, but it's also in the kind of shape that will allow the new owner to make the team his/her own with very little effort, because there are only 4 returning players already signed to MYCs on this roster, but it does have 3 prospects from MiLB that must be promoted in order to be retained - 2 of 'em are for sure to be promoted while 1 would be questionable - Lucas Giolito , Rafael Devers, Alan Hansen are the 3) .... The team's MiLB roster is loaded with solid prospects - Mickey Moniak, Victor Robles, Alex Verdugo, Ryan McMahon, Brendan Rodgers, Austin Meadows, Josh Lowe (we can retain 10 prospects this year, expanding to 15 next season + we will hold a 7 round MiLB draft after the completion of our active roster draft - will be reduced to 6 rounds next season) Here are some links for prospective new owner to use to look over our league: .. Proboards: http://baseballaholics.proboards.com .. ESPN: http://games.espn.com/flb/clubhouse?leagueId=112320&teamId=5&seasonId=2017 .. Spreadsheet: http://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13WOqO0le9RaPnFW8Su1jxHLioT8MJgEtXYuaosYgm38/edit?usp=sharing If you're interested in taking over this team or need more information, please reply back here .. or .. send me an email to: FlorencePost11Baseball@msn.com .. or .. feel free to hop on our cbox on proboards site to chat - cbox is premium so you'll need to register on it by clicking on the word 'profile' in the bottom right corner of the cbox and follow instructions - premium is to protect our members identities + a couple of other options (auto-refresh + bell/chime when message hits the board) Thank you!!
  6. One bit of information I left out about new owner and MYC's .. the new owner will be allowed to give out 4 years worth of this team's MYC's that weren't given out this past season from the existing roster of players who will be going back into the draft .. From looking at the roster, best options to be signed are J.T. Realmuto as a 7th round pick, James Paxton (9th rounder), Rasiel Iglesias (11th rounder), Robbie Ray (13th rounder), Eugenio Suarez (16th rounder), Eric Thames (19th rounder), Felipe Rivero (27th rounder) ... Plenty of players there to find solid value (new owner can give one player a 4 year deal or two players 2 year deals) ... Would love to get a new owner in prior to the start of the World Series tonight, even though, I'm going to allow new owner to predict World Series winner/# games/MVP to win $$ added to salary cap deadline to before Game 2 starts tomorrow night ..
  7. League is entering our 10th season . Hosted on ESPN & Proboards & Spreadsheets . 16 teams . Head to Head Points . Salary Cap . Unique Keeper system . Rewarding MiLB Prospect system . I run 2 leagues like this, both using identical set of rules . Both leagues are entering their 10th season and have always been free. In fact, these 2 original leagues will remain free; however, there is a pretty large group from each league who are wanting to play in a league identical to this as a $$ league. So, as a league, we've been discussing ways to enhance the rules/guidelines attempting to make the league as strategic, easily comprehended to new owners, while yet making sure all rules/guidelines mesh together to make everything workable before we launch the $$ league .. Each owner gets 'x' amount of years to give out/sign players to MYC (multi-year contracts) each season, these are our keepers. Currently, we have a 27 man roster with 8 DL (increased this year due to the way real life MLB teams utilized the new 10 day DL) slots .. We've always allowed a maximum of 10 rookie eligible prospects be retained on each owner's MiLB roster. That # is now increased to 15. We'll hold an active MLB roster draft followed by a 7 round MiLB draft. We use last year's real life salaries, so we don't have to wait on free agency contracts or arbitration hearings. I'm sure there are other interesting aspects about the league, but these are the highlights. Have 1 opening for a replacement owner. The owner being replaced was new last year, and, unfortunately didn't take advantage of giving out the team's allotted # of MYC years to sign players. So, while the existing team doesn't look great for the long term (MLB level anyway), it does have 4 solid players returning as follows (all of these players are signed through the upcoming 2018 season, and that's all he has in the pipeline on the MLB roster): ... Giancarlo Stanton (1st round) .. ... Jacob DeGrom (2nd round) ... Adam Eaton (4th round) ... Michael Conforto (23rd round) This team does have Dominic Smith on its MiLB roster, but he'll have to be promoted to MLB roster now in order to be retained. As it stands now, he would be slotted into the 20th round on this team's draft order board. Remainder of prospects currently on MiLB roster are: ... Mitch Keller (SP / Pirates) ... Triston McKenzie (SP / Indians) ... Zack Collins (C / White Sox) ... Sean-Reid Foley (SP / Blue Jays) ... Delvin Perez (SS / Cardinals) ... Franklin Perez (SP / Astros traded to Tigers in Verlander trade) ... Roman Quinn (OF / Phillies) ... Casey Gillaspie (1B/OF / Rays) ... Alex Reyes (SP / Cardinals) If the new owner chooses to keep all 9 of those, new owner would get a pick in the 1st round of our MiLB draft and that would be it .. However, for each of these prospects the new owner would want to drop, a draft slot would open up (up to 7 rounds of our MiLB draft) So, while this team has a pretty solid short term outlook with the pieces already on the roster, a new owner will have a much easier time putting their own fingerprint on the long term prognosis without having to do a lot of trading pieces the new owner wouldn't want. Simply have to build either through the draft or from trading with other teams whom are looking to move some of their pieces .. Btw, a few other tidbits about the league, each team is rewarded for continuing to win in the playoffs, even after being eliminated from championship contention / consolation bracket winner and each rung finished up also has special perks accompany wins .. On top of base salary cap, we offer several contests, especially throughout the off-season where each owner has the same opportunity to win additional $$ added to their salary cap - i.e. Playoff & World Series predictions ... MLB Awards predictions .. MLB Free Agent Predictions .. $$ reward for each slot finished in the rankings, Trivia nights, etc .. We don't go as crazy as MLB salaries have gone, but, just a chance to reward participation, so long as predictions are correct, haha ... If you would be interested in taking over this team, you can post a reply here, or preferably shoot me an email to: FlorencePost11Baseball@msn.com .. or, if you come to the league site on ESPN or Proboards and want to chat on our cbox (it's premium so follow directions on registering - very easy), feel free to jump on there and see if anyone is online and available to chat. We feel as though our league is special, and we would like to have a special person join us who is looking for something more than traditional fantasy leagues offer. If you're still reading this, thank you for your thoroughness and hoping you've been prodded to contact me about the open spot. Thanks! Links: ESPN: http://games.espn.com/flb/leagueoffice?leagueId=112320&seasonId=2017 Proboards: http://baseballaholics.proboards.com/