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Boston-area 4x4 AL-only live auction keeper league (4/11 auction)

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The Boston-area 12-team 4x4 AL-only live auction keeper rotisserie league that I'm in is looking for new owners for a few of its teams.

The league has been around for over a decade and my understanding is that it's a pretty standard roto league -- 23-player active rosters (14 hitters, 9 pitchers), $260 team auction budget, and weekly transactions. There are no bench slots. Each team is also allowed to have a 3-man minor leaguer squad (we hold an online/pre-rank two-round minor league draft the week after each year's live in-person auction). The categories are batting average, home runs, RBI's, stolen bases, ERA, WHIP, wins, and saves.

Teams can keep a player at the same initial salary for his first two seasons -- after that you can either A) keep him at the same salary for a third season and then lose him, or B) extend him to a higher salary that adds $5 for each extra year you want to keep him. Teams can keep up to nine keeper-eligible players each season. It would obviously be up to you to decide which 2008 roster players you want to keep on the team you take over this spring.

Transactions are pretty restricted -- before the All-Star break, you can pretty much only replace a guy if he goes on the DL, gets demoted, released, etc. by his real AL team or by claiming a player another owner has waived. After the break, every available free agent is subject to weekly FAAB bidding (each team gets a $100 budget for the season) and it is a lot easier to get a player off your roster.

We operate on a 1/20 fee scale and the entry fee is $40. There are also additional per-transaction fees that end up totaling somewhere between $20-30 for most owners each season, so we also require you pre-pay for your first $20 of transactions on auction night (if any of it goes unused it's refunded at the end of the season). The live auction night will be on Saturday, April 11. We're not sure on the exact location yet, but as of now it's looking like it will be somewhere in the Waltham area (the owner that usually hosted the auction is one of the owners we're replacing so we're still in the process of determining this year's location). You must be available beginning around 4-5PM on April 11, we can't change the auction date.

Please email me at mrblroto@gmail.com if you're interested in more details, thanks.

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Just bumping because we still have openings. Plus I forgot to mention the payouts -- $3 gets paid out to each week's weekly standings winner and all the rest of the money (minus what we pay for the website that runs the league) gets paid out to the first through fourth place teams. First gets 50%, second gets 25%, third gets 15% and fourth gets 10%.

Also, just to be clear, you'd be taking over an existing team that another owner previously owned, not starting a new team from scratch. Thanks.

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Possibly interested. Why is the draft so late in the game though? that's really my only concern. We'd be missing almost a full week of games.

Can you post the team's roster and dollar values (contract year) etc.

You could email it youd like

shawnzo@gmail.com

I live in Northeastern, CT but work in Westborough, MA

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OK, shawnzo2722 has had his questions answered and joined -- Week 1 stats are retroactive for anyone else wondering -- so we have one spot left. Please email mrblroto@gmail.com if you might be interested in the final opening. Also, we've finalized that the auction will begin at 3PM on Saturday, April 11 and take place at an owner's home in Wayland, MA. Thanks.

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