So, yeah, it’s that time of year again. We had a long-time owner bow out because he’s not watching much baseball or playing fantasy sports these days, and were kinda lookin’ for some more people to begin with, so we’re up for adding 1-3 expansion teams to this, and another thing we’re working on, which you’ll read about below.
A few details not listed in the above image:
1. We’re a dynasty keeper league. For the past 5 years, we’ve actually let people keep their entire rosters (it wasn’t a hard requirement, but people could keep up to 25 players), but this year, we’ve dialed that back to letting people keep up to 20 of their players.
2. We’re probably not going with Batters Grounded Into Double Plays as a pitching category this year, but it’s there right now because it’s been a category for about a decade, and because we haven’t decided on a new one yet.
3. After this season’s over, we may be moving this league to Fantrax, as they give leagues year-round access to their keeper leagues, and, even more importantly, the league message boards. I left Facebook recently, which means that right now, this league doesn’t have a true year-round community forum. I’ve been testing Fantrax for that, and it works pretty solidly, but it’s tough to get people to adopt, as some of us have been on Yahoo for over 2 decades. We’ll always be sentimental about Yahoo, and may stick around, but the feature set has gotten more and more limited and broken over the years, so we’re at least considering a permanent move at this time.
4. So, in addition to the Yahoo league this year (and you don’t have to be in both leagues; it’d be fine if we had some new, different owners in each), we’re going to draft a new, non-keeper (at least as of right now) league from scratch on Fantrax, too. We’ve got the same 9 owners over there, most of the same settings (Fantrax has Inherited Runners Stranded as an available pitching category, which we’re using instead of GIDP there) and we’re drafting the same night (March 21st), right after we each draft our 5 players on Yahoo.
As for the league’s history, this is our 19th season, largely with the same crew of owners (2 of us have played every season, and about half the league’s owners date back to the mid-2000s). We switch team names a fair deal during the season, but aside from that, we’re relatively stable and well-behaved in our old age.
If you’d like to join either league, feel free to comment, or drop me an email, and we’ll talk about it!