1/5/2014 10:41 PM (edited)

3 Year Slide

If you've played progressives and like them, please consider this league. While it isn't a typical progressive it is a multi-season league with year to year advancment. It is designed to eliminate the long rebuilding process that happens in most progressives which I believe leads to owners abandoning teams. We will use 3 seasons simultaneously and everyone will have 6 main players from each season or a total of 18 players. When we advance to the next season everyone will replace 1/3 of their players, thus making every team very capable of winning at anytime or at least within a season or two.
This should be a very competitive league every season and if you are tired of the long rebuilding processes that you can experience in a normal progressive I invite you to give this a try. Thank You!

League Format: Standard WIS 24 Teams

Seasons: 1971, 1972, 1973 +

To Start:
3 - 6 Round Drafts, 1 for each season.

Draft1 - 1971 season. Random order for round 1 then serpentine for rounds 2-6.
Draft2 - 1972 season. Will be in reverse order of Draft1.
Draft3 - 1973 season. Order will be inverse of Draft1, meaning those that picked in the middle of the rounds at picks 13 and 12 will pick 1st and 2nd and then reconfigured outward.
 
We'll do all 3 drafts simultaneously. Time slots will be 1 hour apart and we'll do 12 picks, (half a round) per day.

League Explanation:
For the first season of the league we will use '71, '72, '73. The next season we advance to  '72, '73, '74. The 3rd season will be '73, '74, '75 and so on.

When we drop a year the 6 players from that year are your Cuts and we'll have a new 6 round draft replacing them with players from the year that we are advancing to. The players from your other 2 seasons ('72 and '73) will be Keepers and remain on your team using the same 2 seasons, ('72 and '73) over again. To help eliminate tanking, the draft order will be best record first to worst record last based on final W/L Standings for the 1st round only. Rounds 2-6 will be worst/first to best/last.

Players:
The 1 downfall to this type of league is that players are only exclusive per year. That means we could have 3 versions of each player in the league at a time, each 1 using a different season. For instance, one owner could have '71 Pete Rose, another owner could have '72 Pete Rose and a third could have '73 Pete Rose. When we advance to the next season the '71 version will be a Cut and the 2 other teams will Keep their '72 and '73 versions. In the new draft someone else could take his '74 version.

Clones will not be allowed, so even though we can have 3 versions of a player in the league at a time, you can only have 1.
 
Your remaining 7 players can be anyone you want from the 3 years that we are using, Each of these 7 players must be under $500K. These 7 players are not considered the sole property of any team and can be used by anyone. You can replace any or all of them each season, just make sure to keep them within the 3 year timeframe we are using for the league.

No Salary Cap
No AAA
No DH
NO WW
No Trades
No Live Play
No Injuries

Alignment:
First season it will be random. Each season thereafter the 6 teams that won their divisions will remain in those divisions and
all the other teams will be randomly aligned.

All Ballparks are available and exclusive, choose yours at signup.

1.kallison1 - Busch Stadium
2.italyprof - Tiger Stadium
3.

1/5/2014 4:35 PM
So, to summarize, each year instead of just drafting the rookies from the upcoming year, we will be drafting ALL players from the upcoming year.

The draft each year is 6 rounds.

Any scrubs dropped can just be free pickups after the 6 round draft.

Anyone drafted for 1973 can be used for 3 years(same version) - (first year 71,72,73), (second year 72,73,74), (and third year 73,74,75).

No DH?
1/5/2014 5:50 PM
OK, I'll Join and take the St. Louis Cardinals
1/5/2014 8:30 PM
Posted by grayfoxx on 1/5/2014 4:35:00 PM (view original):
So, to summarize, each year instead of just drafting the rookies from the upcoming year, we will be drafting ALL players from the upcoming year.

The draft each year is 6 rounds.

Any scrubs dropped can just be free pickups after the 6 round draft.

Anyone drafted for 1973 can be used for 3 years(same version) - (first year 71,72,73), (second year 72,73,74), (and third year 73,74,75).

No DH?
That is correct.

I am willing to have the DH if enough owners agree to it. My reasoning for not having it though is if you have 18 Main players, 8 of them will most certainly be hitters that cover the 8 fielding positions, and the other 10 would be pitchers. If you throw in a full-time DH hitter then that will take away a pitcher. Probably not a major issue as there will be plenty of IP's to use with using 3 seasons at once.
1/5/2014 8:32 PM
Posted by kallison1 on 1/5/2014 5:50:00 PM (view original):
OK, I'll Join and take the St. Louis Cardinals
Thanks kallison1! I will put you down for Busch Stadium then?
1/5/2014 8:44 PM
I will join and take Tiger Stadium. 

Very weird idea bheid408. And I like it. So I will give it a try.

Though drafting all three seasons simultaneously, if I understand correctly, means each half hour slot on the clock will  have three different owners drafting different seasons at the same time  (owner no.1 for 1971, owner no.24 for 1972, and owner number 12 or 13 for 1973) and each owner will make 3 picks a day (thus owner number 1/1971 would pick at 10 am for 1971, somewhere in the middle of the day for 1973 and around 9.30 pm for 1972). 

This will get drafts done quickly. Though it requires a one-week (6 days for the 6 rounds of the three-season drafts) commitment by owners to be able to pick three times a day for that week. If we can swing it, it will revolutionize prog drafting. 
1/5/2014 9:48 PM
Posted by bheid408 on 1/5/2014 8:32:00 PM (view original):
Posted by kallison1 on 1/5/2014 5:50:00 PM (view original):
OK, I'll Join and take the St. Louis Cardinals
Thanks kallison1! I will put you down for Busch Stadium then?
YES, Busch Stadium will work for me   

1/5/2014 10:40 PM
Thanks for joining italy!

The draft will take 12 days. I thought 3 picks per day for each owner would/could be a bit much. We are only doing half a round (12 picks) per day.
1/12/2014 1:31 AM
It doesn't look like there's much Interest in this League.
I hope others will try it, but it's looking kind of Gloom.

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