jwblue
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January 18th, 2017 at 9:24:09 AM permalink
(The thread title should say fantasy baseball league)

Basic information

● League has been existence for 27 years.

● Entry fee: $200 for new owners. $400 for returning owners.

● Transaction fees: Average per team per season is ~$300. (This is in addition to the entry fee).

● Format: Mixed and redraft league with option of player protection for 1 season for up to 8 players with forfeiture of draft pick. New owners can with stipulations draft protected players.

● Number of teams currently: 14

● Draft is held every year in Las Vegas and online.

● Season, monthly, and weekly prizes.

● Monthly supplemental draft.

● League is run through OnRoto (Sample league on OnRoto http://www.onroto.com/baseball/webnew/team_home.pl?sample+0&session_id=guest

● The 2016 season first prize was $3,342 plus an additional approximate $200 in other awards. Season prizes for 1st - 5th place.

Scoring:

Hitting

Total Bases +1
RBI's +1
Runs +1
Stolen Bases +1
Caught Stealing -1

Pitching

Wins +25
Losses -10
Saves + 8
Strikeouts + 2
Earned Runs - 2
Walks -1

Link to league rules: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14lqfDuqfTyjAahudBps7KTU4oij0Daw9t_7MKW2nn1U/edit

Final prize winnings for 2016 season. Does not include weekly or monthly prizes totaling $1,370.

1st 3,324.20 (44%)
2nd 1,888.75 (25%)
3rd 1,133.25 (15%)
4th 755.50 (10%)
5th 453.30 (6%)


Anyone interested can send me a private message or email me at kevinsnow17@gmail.com.
Last edited by: jwblue on Jan 18, 2017
Romes
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January 18th, 2017 at 10:16:32 AM permalink
$300 in transaction fee's? Ugh if I were to ever play any "high level" fantasy it would be through ESPN's free app's and the money would be held in escrow by the leader and given out to the players after the season... Who on earth PAYS to make roster changes/etc, aka "transaction fee's?"
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Ayecarumba
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January 18th, 2017 at 11:01:49 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

...Who on earth PAYS to make roster changes/etc, aka "transaction fee's?"


Lot's of leagues charge for changes. It keeps the lights on for the host.
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beachbumbabs
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January 18th, 2017 at 11:36:09 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

$300 in transaction fee's? Ugh if I were to ever play any "high level" fantasy it would be through ESPN's free app's and the money would be held in escrow by the leader and given out to the players after the season... Who on earth PAYS to make roster changes/etc, aka "transaction fee's?"



We did in my old fantasy football league. Small ball compared to this, but it was $2/trade until the season trading deadline. It was my first ffl experience, so I thought it was standard to charge; your comment surprised me.

For us, the transaction fees were a pot-builder. But this was more than 20 years ago, the commissioner was a player/volunteer, and the stats manually tracked. 12 teams, paid 60/30/10. All FWIW, I suppose, but a lot of fun.
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monet0412
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January 18th, 2017 at 11:41:38 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

$300 in transaction fee's? Ugh if I were to ever play any "high level" fantasy it would be through ESPN's free app's and the money would be held in escrow by the leader and given out to the players after the season... Who on earth PAYS to make roster changes/etc, aka "transaction fee's?"



I agree, however... you get a 200 dollar break for being a new player. That helps take care of the fees but if I joined I would just get slaughtered, most likely, because I'd be too busy in the Casino and forget about my roster. I guess that is why they give you a 200 dollar discount to swim in the water with all the sharks naked and injured with open wounds while some guy walks around the pool throwing in chum :)

The pay breakdown reminds me of Poker Tournaments after the 2004 explosion. I really do not like the idea of the field making a higher percentage compared to the 1st place winner. All of a sudden players wanted more spots to be paid and they decided it was good idea to take it away from the top 3 spots. I guess they figured they have no shot of making a final table so we might as well take money away from the experienced players so we can win back our buy in at least... minus the 30% rake of course!
jwblue
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January 18th, 2017 at 12:06:12 PM permalink
All fees are paid out as winnings.

The owner that runs the league enjoys being the commissioner.
Last edited by: jwblue on Jan 18, 2017
Rigondeaux
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January 18th, 2017 at 7:25:18 PM permalink
A bit rich for me and i much prefer roto

However im very open to a wov fbb league, especially since i would win.
tringlomane
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January 18th, 2017 at 9:04:45 PM permalink
Quote: jwblue

All fees are paid out as winnings.

The owner that runs the league enjoys being the commissioner.



No cut for the effort? Good man!

Too rich for my blood though...and the one time I did fantasy baseball I swore "never again"...
jwblue
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February 14th, 2017 at 5:57:42 PM permalink
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SM777
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February 14th, 2017 at 7:13:41 PM permalink
Bet..

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