To Keep or Not To Keep

To Keep or Not To Keep

Post by Tom Ols » Mon, 26 Dec 1994 07:06:57


The season is over.  I finished second in the standings, and was
eliminated in the second round of the playoffs.  So now the time
to make decisions is here.  This being the first year of our league
we are not currently a keeper league.  I sent out a a survey to the
other owners asking if they wanted to make this a keeper league.  The
response was 4 for, and 4 against.  So my question to those in
keepers and/or to those who have been in both;  Is a keeper league
any better or worse than the redraft leagues.  How do you expand with
a keeper league (with an attempt to keep things fair)?  And what
things should I look out for or keep in mind when implementing keeper
rules to a an already existing league?
Thanks for your opinions,
Tommy O.
The Commish
and GM of the Fighting Gila Monsters (9-6-1)
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To Keep or Not To Keep

Post by s.. » Tue, 27 Dec 1994 03:40:21


Quote:

>The season is over.  I finished second in the standings, and was
>eliminated in the second round of the playoffs.  So now the time
>to make decisions is here.  This being the first year of our league
>we are not currently a keeper league.  I sent out a a survey to the
>other owners asking if they wanted to make this a keeper league.  The
>response was 4 for, and 4 against.  So my question to those in
>keepers and/or to those who have been in both;  Is a keeper league
>any better or worse than the redraft leagues.  How do you expand with
>a keeper league (with an attempt to keep things fair)?  And what
>things should I look out for or keep in mind when implementing keeper
>rules to a an already existing league?
>Thanks for your opinions,
>Tommy O.
>The Commish
>and GM of the Fighting Gila Monsters (9-6-1)
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Tommy,

I'm in a similar situation.  I'm the Commish in a 12-player redraft league and
we are converting to an 8-player keeper league.

Not everybody is crazy about keeping who they currently have and they don't
want to HAVE to keep somebody.  So here is what we are going to do.

You can keep no one and draft just as you normally would.

But if you choose to keep any players, you sacrifice draft picks accordingly.

For example, if I choose to keep no one, I draft in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.
rounds and build a keeper team through the draft.

However, if I choose to keep Jerry Rice and Warren Moon (for example), I would
forfeit my 1st and 2nd round picks.  If I kept 4 players, I wouldn't draft
until the 5th round.

Players to be kept must be announced to the Commish between the time when the
selection order is announced and a week before the draft (to give people time
to prepare).

As for how expansion is handled, I've thought about this a lot and decided on
the following:

The NBA has a good model for handling this.  Have each existing team contribute
3 players to the pool of available players (unowned NFL player only, college
players coming out in the draft can NOT be drafted at this point).  Have the
expansion teams have a draft of this pool of unowned and "unprotected" players.
When these expansion teams have been filled, you can proceed with the draft as
described above.

To increase parity, it would be best to let the expansion teams draft first in
the real draft.

(of course, the 3 players unprotected could be 2 players or 5 players or
whatever)

 
 
 

To Keep or Not To Keep

Post by Mark Mickun » Sun, 01 Jan 1995 06:55:01

Quote:
>The season is over.  I finished second in the standings, and was
>eliminated in the second round of the playoffs.  So now the time
>to make decisions is here.  This being the first year of our league
>we are not currently a keeper league.  I sent out a a survey to the
>other owners asking if they wanted to make this a keeper league.  The
>response was 4 for, and 4 against.  So my question to those in
>keepers and/or to those who have been in both;  Is a keeper league
>any better or worse than the redraft leagues.  How do you expand with

I am in and Internet keeper and I run a keeper league.  We went to
keeper status and went from a draft to an auction this year.  The
auction insures that new owners will not enter with a huge disadvantage,
since some big-time players made huge fantasy salaries and will be
released back into the pool (you have to give a raise to anyone you keep).

I would have voted against your keeper league because you proposed it
at the END of the season.  Being keeper or not makes a huge difference between
who I would have on my roster at the end of the season.

If you are a draft league (and most are) then you are right -- anyone
joining will see they are at a huge disadvantage.  If money is
involved this will make it even tougher to attract new ownership.  Be sure
you put a limit on how long players may be held, such as 3 years.  Therefore
as time goes on you know you will have a constant rollover of top
talent.

Hope this helps!

Mark, head coach of the SlobberKnockers,
1994 BurFFL champions and 1994 RaFFL champions
Wow, what a year!

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