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Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by Mojotronica, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Mojotronica

    Mojotronica Expect Irony.

    Sep 24, 2002
    Seattle, WA, USA
    I'm hoping to recruit five to ten managers (total = 20!) for Rototooters Roto 360. This league is inspired by Ron Shandler's Roto 500, which gives managers a fixed amount of money for 1) the draft and 2) all Free Agent Allocation Bids (FAAB) for the season. In this league the amount is fixed at $360 for aesthetic reasons and because a typical $260 auction + $100 FAAB = $360.

    We also use different stats than standard leagues. I can't perfectly re-create Shandler's recommended stats for his Roto 500 system because Yahoo doesn't include all of them, so I've improvised. I've also tried to make the stats used more SABRmetically sound where possible (Net SB instead of SB, Quality Starts instead of Wins) and then I've added a couple that I think work in favor of specific game-balancing objectives.

    On the batting side our stats are: On Base Percentage, Batting Average, Home Runs, Total Bases, Net Stolen Bases and Put Outs.

    On the pitching side our stats are: Walks + Hits per Inning Pitched, Earned Run Average, Quality Starts, StriKeouts, Saves and Holds.

    Rosters may be changed daily, and positions are set up so that every day teams field (theoretically) one complete MLB roster -- C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, Util/DH, SP and five P (relievers or SPs so that each team may get every potential start available. We have an Innings Cap of 1250. We have very deep benches, 15 active players and 10 on the bench. The philosophy of this league is that you are active.

    You should be present for at least the first couple hours of the draft and you should be prepared to check in on your team two or three times a week to update your line-up and rotation. We want to see owners taking advantage of favorable matchups and actively managing their teams.

    Part of the reason why we want so many owners is to ensure that even if half the league abandons their teams, it will still be pretty competitive down the stretch with five to to eight owners in contention. But if we have twenty really competitive managers, that would be something to see, eh?

    Please register at Yahoo:
    League ID# = 8351
    password = pujols



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