Me and a few others are looking for a dynasty league

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I got about 3-4 guys that are interested in a dynasty start up league. Preferably h2h points and auction slow draft. $100-150. Let me know if theres any leagues like this.

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Got just the league for all of you...email me at stevehyland@mac.com for additional details...summary below...

Invitation to Join the John W. Galbreath Memorial League (JGML)



You are hereby invited to join the John W. Galbreath Memorial Dynasty Baseball League.  You have received this invitation because you are a known and experienced fantasy sports competitor.  I assume you are already involved in a fantasy league of substance…and possibly more than one.  No matter what your previous commitments have been…if you have a passion for baseball, you owe it to yourself to give due consideration to this opportunity.  If you are intensely competitive…if you are frustrated with certain aspects of your fantasy sports involvements that seem to limit you…if you find that results in your leagues often seem due as much to luck and circumstance as to your skill…you should definitely read on. 


You may think or say that you are already overcommitted.  You may say that you don’t know how you would find the time for another league.  To be honest, this isn’t just another league.  The JGML is like your most competitive fantasy sports league UNLEASHED!  If you are ready for a true test of your baseball prowess…this is it!


You ask “well just what makes the JGML so special and challenging and different?”


For starters, it depends on your orientation.  Most fantasy leagues, roto and head-to-head alike, are full of rules to level the playing field and literally to prevent team owners with advanced skills from gaining competitive advantage.  Don’t get me wrong, I love these leagues…they helped cement my love for fantasy sports.  But I need more…and the JGML is it.


The JGML rules attempt to track MLB rules to every extent practicable as a matter of philosophy.  To give you some examples…see below…


1.         By formula, your team will build value in the JGML…yes, literally, you will build a balance sheet of FAAB$    based on a Wins and Points Scored formula…and not an arbitrary calculation.

2.         Games are played daily against one opponent…so you win or lose daily.

3.         Your 40-Man Roster distinguishes the difference between experienced and relatively inexperienced MLB players. You have time to let minor leaguers develop in this in League before you have to make major decisions about them.  And by the time you have to make those decisions, you will have a good idea what kind of player you are making decisions about. 

4.         You can stash players for future use in this league…up to 5, actually…by the end of a season, you have to activate them or drop them…but this capability gives you additional flexibility to test your instincts about seasoned players making comebacks from injuries or who are maybe late bloomers.

5.         The JGML has a Revocable Waivers process for post-trade deadline trades that tracks MLB procedures closely.

6.         There is no “monkey business” with the handling of minor leaguers in the JGML.  If their MLB team promotes them, so must you…if they eventually exceed their options, you must fully activate them or release them just as they do in the MLB.

7.         In the JGML, you have a Salary Cap…but you can exceed it at the expense of a Luxury Tax Assessment…it’s your decision as head of baseball operations.  However, just as in real-life, you cannot exceed the limits of your balance sheet.

8.         If you drop a player in the JGML, he becomes eligible for inclusion in free agent auctions during the off-season and you will have to bid on him just like every one else…just like in real life.

9.         Defense and speed matter in this league.  An OF with a strong arm can win a tight game for you in this league.  Guys who hit triples, steal bases, and score runs can make also make a difference.

10.       You must select only 1 SP for every game.  If you pick the wrong SP on any given day, you will likely lose your game unless your batters pick up the slack.


I could go on and on…but it’s all in the attached Rulebook for the 2018 Season.


How much time does this league take?


It’s a difficult question to answer.  The real answer is “as much you need.”  I find myself spending more time in the off-season than during the season.  We all have our own modes of operation.  I doubt that you will do much different with your time in this league.  But the decisions you make day in and day out will most likely have greater impact on results than maybe you are accustomed to seeing.


It sounds complicated…how long will it take me to come up to speed?


If you know baseball, then you are already up to speed…I’ll go out on a limb and say that “you will absorb the Rulebook in no time at all.”  But you should know that it will require you to study it a bit.


How much cash is involved?


This League should definitely have only serious competitors.  We will start our 2018 inaugural season with a $100 League Entry Fee...and we'll do that through LeagueSafe.  When the league is fully established, we will mutually agree on the cash requirements...as I firmly believe that cash involvement helps secure team owner commitment, which is ultimately the key to success in a league like this one.


Has this concept been tested before?


Yes.  The Branch Rickey Memorial League began in 2017 and will begin its 2nd season in 2018...and it is a bunch of fun.


If you are looking for something to really scratch your competitive itch and you really want to put your baseball prowess to the test, then I encourage you to CHECK THIS OUT!  Again, as the commercial says, “one life, don’t blow it.”  I want you to join...but if you need a little more information, just email me at stevehyland@mac.com and I will send you additional details.


No pressure...but it's first come, first serve...and the first 12 teams to sign up and submit their entry fees will comprise the league.


Thank you for your consideration.





Steven R Hyland


John W. Galbreath Memorial Dynasty Baseball League

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I know you prefer h2h as you mentioned, but if you change your mind let me know! Looking for a few more players for a new dynasty startup. Settings are as follows:


-Organized on Fantrax -50 dollar buy in -12 team, daily lineups

Roto-style 6x6 (R, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB W, K, SV, ERA, WHIP, QS)

-Keep 5 players max each season -25 man roster, 5 minors

- C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, 5 OFs, 5 SPs, 3 RPs, 5 bench, 2 DL

-No draft pick trading





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Right now we are at 9 teams, originally was going to go with 10 but if you had 3 guys we could go to 12 guys. I would then increase our payouts to top 5 instead of top 4.

We are Mix League Roto on cbssports.

Cost $115 

Creating a new league that is 9 of 10 owners filled. 

Buy In $115, will pay out Top 4 spots

Draft - Sunday, March 11th

2 Drafts - 1st Draft 5 Rd Minor League Prospects - Serpentine Draft, 2nd draft auction style 

23 starters/ 8 bench / 5 Minor Leaguers / 3 DL spots. Salary/Contract league

Group has experienced owners and a couple of newbies to Fantasy Baseball. 

If you would be interested, respond here and I can send you our rules. 


1 spot left (if we stay at 10 teams). Cost $115 ($15 goes toward site fees), Salary Contracts league 
Our minor league slow draft starts 2/25/18 (5 rds) the auction date is firm Sunday 3/11 4:30 central on cbssports.com. It is not a weekly lineup. You may change your lineup daily if you wish.

Roto cats.
OBP, HRs, Runs, RBI, SBs & QS+W, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, Ks

Can keep 10 Major leaguers + up to 5 Minors.


1st 35% of pot

2nd 27%

3rd 21%

4th 17%

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