February 22, 2006

Yet another fantasy baseball league: As discussed at the end of last season, I'm setting up an additional league. This league is intended to use an auction-style draft and keepers to keep the league running as a regular yearly event. Some have already expressed interest, but there will be additional space. More inside.

posted by YukonGold to fantasy at 11:43 AM - 20 comments

Where is the "more inside?"

posted by jbou at 02:52 AM on February 24, 2006

Never follows through.

posted by yerfatma at 06:00 AM on February 24, 2006

How'd JJ avoid the more inside ribbing?

posted by YukonGold at 07:23 AM on February 24, 2006

Previously discussed here. Since there are a number of us who are on year 3 or 4 with a SpoFi baseball league, I thought it made sense to establish a keeper league in addition to the yearly leagues and drafts. My intent with this was one, to get in a steady competitive league myself and, two, establish this as such a league with those who seem to be pretty into it every year. There are already some individuals who have expressed interest (I think). Dusted, Catfish, mbd1, jerseygirl, yerfatma, goddam check your SpoFi registered email for a link. This league will be an auction draft and will require a 4+ hour commitment to complete. There is no auto draft option. Oh yeah, a auction draft is where every team has a starting budget and you draft a team by bidding on individual players, high bid gets them. The league will also use keepers, rules/details to be determined by the members. While I'd love to have anyone who is interested play, because of the format we will need to put a cap on the league. My initial goal is 12 teams maybe expanding to 14 if interest is high. Having said that I was planning on giving preference to those who have played regularly in the past. So, if you are interested please let me know. I will be emailing the login info. Hopefully no one will be or feel left out

posted by YukonGold at 07:26 AM on February 24, 2006

Maybe this is the format that makes me a champion. I've never done an auction or keeper league. Does anyone know of a good starting guide?

posted by dusted at 02:22 PM on February 24, 2006

I've never been able to find a definitive source through Google. I have one, two, three links that you can get a lot from, but they're ESPN insider. If you can't access I can email something to you.

posted by YukonGold at 02:51 PM on February 24, 2006

I'm in. Where do I sign up for the buttkicking?

posted by wfrazerjr at 07:10 PM on February 24, 2006

check your gmail

posted by YukonGold at 08:20 PM on February 24, 2006

I would be interested if there is room.

posted by stofer71 at 11:38 AM on February 25, 2006

sure. what email can I send the invite to?

posted by YukonGold at 11:54 AM on February 25, 2006

stofer71@yahoo.com I should ask about the draft date. I am down for the effort required in a keeper league but my schedule is hectic...if I am already booked for your scheduled draft time I may have to pass.

posted by stofer71 at 12:30 PM on February 25, 2006

That last part is optional, right? Because that's not the point of a live draft. I promise to be a jerk.

posted by yerfatma at 12:33 PM on February 25, 2006

We'll discuss draft date once we have all members in. I'd venture to say it will probably be a Sat or Sun afternoon EST given the make up of the league. There are a lot of details to be worked out around the draft. we'll discuss.

posted by YukonGold at 05:43 PM on February 25, 2006

fair enough, i should be able to make a weekend draft...at least I would hope so. Please keep me in mind.

posted by stofer71 at 05:45 PM on February 25, 2006

If there`s one thing i hate about Fantasy sports is that you have to pay why can`t we just play for the fun of it and have a good time. But i dout that will happen.

posted by Titan12 at 10:31 PM on February 25, 2006

I guess you haven't been around here long. I can only remember one SpoFi pool that involved money. Most of the pool run on the Yahoo fantasty site. It is free, and it is very rare for the pools here to involve any cost. In my experience. That said, where do things stand? I'd be interested in trying a keeper league at some point.

posted by gspm at 09:28 AM on February 26, 2006

stofer, I sent you an invite. Sign up if you like, I'm sure we'll be able to make it work. gspm, you have mail as well.

posted by YukonGold at 10:13 AM on February 26, 2006

I think we still have a couple open spots if there's still interest.

posted by YukonGold at 12:02 PM on February 27, 2006

Yukon, can you email me the second link (auction strategies)? Thanks!

posted by dusted at 12:30 PM on February 27, 2006

I'm extremely late and interested.

posted by cl at 01:17 PM on March 08, 2006

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