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Posted: 2/4/2011 9:29 PM

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im guessing enough of us play fantasy baseball that a thread for advice here could be useful...ill start it off..

ive been in a keeper league since 1998, we get to keep 6 players from a 24 person roster and you skip the round for your keeper the next year depending on where he was drafted initially. (example arod is drafted in the 1st round in year one, he then represents your first round pick for the next year)

stats are a classic 5x5, plus ops and triples on the hitting side, and plus losses and complete games on the pitching side so a 7x7

i was offered jose reyes(2nd round pick) for my ian kinsler (11th round pick). Im considering this because:

a)ss is incredibly thin position
b) i also have pedroia(6th round pick)

the only thing that irks me is that kinsler is such a great value at an 11th round pick, and reyes isnt the player he once was and is probably overvalued from his greatness in the past as a 2nd round pick.

Im thinking about pulling the trigger, any opinions?

If anyone else has a question feel free to put it up here i love putting in my two centswink
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Posted: 2/5/2011 8:50 AM

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There is actually a fantasy sports forum here on the site already. I am moving this there.

Now to answer your question, I would keep Kinsler. You can probably draft someone in the second round that would give you comparable stats to Reyes, but no one of Kinsler's value will be out there in the 11th. Not to mention future years value you would give up by trading Kinsler.
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Last edited 2/5/2011 8:53 AM by Domeboys

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Posted: 2/7/2011 2:30 PM

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Oh...and I think that skipping the round the keeper was drafted in rule is pretty stupid.  Once drafted, the timing of the selection is, and should be, irrelevant going forward.




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Posted: 2/8/2011 9:20 AM

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I have never seen a league in which a drafted player can remain in that round forever. All the keeper formats I have experienced in both football and baseball are scaled each year such that eventually the player ends up back on the market.

In one league, the player can be kept the next year, but at three rounds earlier. So anyone taken in the first three rounds cannot be kept, but a ninth round player could be kept in the sixth the next season.

In another league, a draft league, keepers escalate by $5 each year.
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Posted: 2/8/2011 6:54 PM

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Domeboys wrote: I have never seen a league in which a drafted player can remain in that round forever. All the keeper formats I have experienced in both football and baseball are scaled each year such that eventually the player ends up back on the market.

In one league, the player can be kept the next year, but at three rounds earlier. So anyone taken in the first three rounds cannot be kept, but a ninth round player could be kept in the sixth the next season.

In another league, a draft league, keepers escalate by $5 each year.
brian, we do the first 3 years are free, after that its 20 bucks a year to keep. Considering the buy in is 100 bucks this tends to throw most players back into the fray after a 3 year tenure. We do have a guy (philly fan) who has been keeping ryan howard and chase utely for 5 years in a row and has paid 40 dollars to have them for the past two years. I cant imagine he would keep them again, but who knows...

I like it just because it keeps people in the league year to year.... if you are out of it you can trade a big name player to a second place or first place team and actually get a better haul than you usually would considering the contending team can actually keep the guy without having to worry about paying more to keep the guy in exchange for just a month or two of production....

Last edited 2/8/2011 6:56 PM by grayssportsalmanac

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Posted: 2/8/2011 11:32 PM

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I would love to have Pujols in that league.
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Posted: 2/9/2011 6:42 AM

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grays, does your league have a written constitution by chance? I'm interested in learning more.
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Posted: 2/9/2011 11:50 AM

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Domeboys wrote: grays, does your league have a written constitution by chance? I'm interested in learning more.
we dont, but we do vote on new rules/cats every year if anyone wants to bring them up, 2/3 vote passes so 7 people to pass.

One thing i think we will reverse this year is an "inactivity fee" basically it says that if you have ever not checked your team (signed in) for a month you will pay an extra 20 bucks to play next year, didnt work so well for retention purposesrolleyes
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