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    Keeper League Help

    by Bags Mar 11, 2015 4:37 PM
    Bags Bags Mar 24, 2015 4:02 PM Flag

    Thanks for the reply, some good ideas here for sure. I like the idea of doing the draft order that way, but i think that may be a hard sell as conventional wisdom dictates the exact opposite. But still a solid idea I may entertain in the future. I definitely want to add a premium on keepers, contract limits are also on the table.

  • Reply to

    Keeper League Help

    by Bags Mar 11, 2015 4:37 PM
    Bags Bags Mar 12, 2015 2:38 PM Flag

    You are right, most teams do come back every season but once every year or 2 there has been a little turnover. Can never be 100% sure everyone will return, we are all in our mid 20s and are rapidly losing free time haha

  • Reply to

    Keeper League Help

    by Bags Mar 11, 2015 4:37 PM
    Bags Bags Mar 11, 2015 7:58 PM Flag

    Bumping this up, should have named the post "NOT a join this league!" post

  • Looking to make the jump in my league this year from a yearly re-draft to some sort of keeper format, and I'm looking for some advice. There are a couple main sticking points and I'm curious how others around here deal with it.

    I like the format that allows teams to keep players at the cost of what round they were drafted in, I was thinking starting small at 3 players to get everyone familiar with the new format and maybe expanding that number later. Players added in free agency would be the last available pick. I also like having the cost of keeping a player increase every year, maybe 5 rounds a year, to keep players moving around. Someone shouldn't be able to keep guys like deGrom or Rendon for their last round pick every season for eternity. That part we pretty much have worked out I think.

    Where we run into trouble and can't agree is with draft pick trading. I personally hate it, I think it is lame when teams who are out of it just sell off their big names to the highest bidder. It creates an imbalance in the following year's draft too when some team has 7 picks in the first 3 rounds and nobody really likes that, but some people feel like that should be allowed anyway. I get the idea, if your team sucks or gets decimated by injuries, you should be able to play for next year in a keeper league, I just think there are other ways to do that instead of unfairly stacking your team with picks in next year's draft.

    Does anyone else out there run a similar keeper format with no draft pick trades? Or to those of you who do allow draft pick trading, do you frequently encounter owners who stack themselves with picks? How do you combat that? Also, if you allow draft pick trades in a format like this, what happens if an owner trades their first round pick, but then also wants to keep a player that would cost a first round pick? Do you just not allow that? Default to the next available pick? Neither option seems really fair to me. Any tips would be appreciated!
    Thanks!

  • Reply to

    Kemp and Kalhoun

    by Kevin Jul 15, 2014 9:22 PM
    Bags Bags Jul 15, 2014 9:33 PM Flag

    I'm definitely #TeamCalhoun - and you should be too considering he is leading off ahead of Trout and Pujols. Kemp on the other hand, if you can sell him for someone you actually want, go ahead. But i wouldnt just give him away.

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    Too much for Goldy?

    by Bags Jul 15, 2014 3:27 PM
    Bags Bags Jul 15, 2014 7:57 PM Flag

    lol, I do have a problem expecting a guy who hit like .240 the past 4 seasons to continue to hit .312 - yeah.

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    Too much for Goldy?

    by Bags Jul 15, 2014 3:27 PM
    Bags Bags Jul 15, 2014 6:53 PM Flag

    I guess i have my doubts that Morneau can keep up the pace he is on. His low OBP relative to his batting average worries me. So does his recent health history. Wouldn't mind flipping him at his peak value.

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    ANDREW McCUTCHEON TRADE?!?

    by General Soreness Jul 15, 2014 5:49 PM
    Bags Bags Jul 15, 2014 5:56 PM Flag

    I would take that deal. Really, its Price for Cutch and as good as Price is Cutch is a top 5 bat. You can almost always find a decent source of saves on the wire. Could you take a look at my Q please? thanks.

  • Reply to

    Too much for Goldy?

    by Bags Jul 15, 2014 3:27 PM
    Bags Bags Jul 15, 2014 5:53 PM Flag

    I'm trying to get him to agree to keeping Minor, and taking Zimmermann rather than Bumgarner. Would that be more favorable you think?

  • Reply to

    Too much for Goldy?

    by Bags Jul 15, 2014 3:27 PM
    Bags Bags Jul 15, 2014 5:53 PM Flag

    Yeah its a tougher call than i think people who just glance at it would think. Choo has been trash, Minor mostly trash, but if either of them return to form then i think i make out pretty good.

  • Reply to

    Which FA would you grab?

    by Bryan Jul 15, 2014 3:11 PM
    Bags Bags Jul 15, 2014 5:07 PM Flag

    I'd go mcgehee, especially if you are leading in homers since he doesnt hurt you anywhere else. Turner doesn't play every day so even though his numbers look great, you are not getting that production daily like you are with mcgehee,

  • Reply to

    Cespedes Trade Value

    by HHH Jul 15, 2014 5:02 PM
    Bags Bags Jul 15, 2014 5:05 PM Flag

    you might be able to sell him to someone who doesnt realize he is homerless in his last 80 or so real at bats, but i would hope he comes out of the break hot before trying to sell him. could you look at my Q please? thanks.

  • Reply to

    Dynasty trade offer

    by Patrick Jul 14, 2014 6:13 PM
    Bags Bags Jul 15, 2014 3:43 PM Flag

    I want greinke. Who knows with Joc Pederson?

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    Been offered a trade for Trout/Stanton. Good or Bad?

    by Ryan Jul 15, 2014 12:25 PM
    Bags Bags Jul 15, 2014 3:42 PM Flag

    Only a matter of time before Price starts trending down, Heyward, for all of his talent, cant stay healthy and put it all together. Cutch is nice but straight up hes 3rd on the list behind Trout and Stanton IMO, so keep what you have.

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    What should I do with Jason Kipnis?

    by Bodacious Jul 15, 2014 8:52 AM
    Bags Bags Jul 15, 2014 3:39 PM Flag

    Gotta keep him, he spent a big chunk of time on the DL and just has to fully get warmed up. Seems to be doing just that lately. Power will come.

  • Reply to

    Harper trade

    by Kevin McCarthy Jul 14, 2014 9:13 PM
    Bags Bags Jul 15, 2014 3:37 PM Flag

    Harper, but its close. try and get a little added sweetener... he needs to drop someone right?

  • Reply to

    Who wins?

    by Patrick Jul 15, 2014 3:25 PM
    Bags Bags Jul 15, 2014 3:35 PM Flag

    Depth is certainly big with team B but man, i think team A could get a little more for Kershaw

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    Stubbs or Duda or Pearce ROS

    by Matt A Jul 14, 2014 5:57 PM
    Bags Bags Jul 15, 2014 3:34 PM Flag

    Stubbs is definitely the least likely to contribute all season of the 3, has always been streaky and will hit .200 over long stretches. Duda will definitely get PT all year, and has been pretty steady, Pearce plays on the better team but has a little more competition. I'll say Pearce due to the better home park

  • 12 team H2H 8x8

    I would be giving up Teheran, Bumgarner, and Morneau
    In return i get Goldschmidt, Choo, Hammel, and Minor.

    This would leave me with a Zimmermann, Kazmir, Dickey, Wheeler, Verlander, Tai Walker, and Hammel & Minor.

    Chris Davis would then rot on my bench, but if he ever starts hitting again ill have more than enough offense, and hopefully enough middle of the road pitching to get by

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