I've recently run two sucessful $60m leagues....One with a minimum player salary of $500k, the second with a minimum player salary of $800k. Each was a managers headache, and caused much pain in the GM office, resting tired players in AAA, while bringing guys in and out of the line up.
I'm trying one final league in this $60m limited salary cap league. My initial thoughts were to make it a league where every player has to be between $500k and $3.0m. But I worried that would really limit the pitching pool... You'd be looking at rotating a bunch of 100 IP guys in and out, or you'd have a sub standard 6 man rotation with ERC+ of just over 100. Anyway you look at it, the pitching is going to be difficult to manage. Doable.... but difficult.
Still, that's challenging. But I don't think it would be too much fun to have 24 teams like that.
So I thought, maybe the NL that way, and the AL a little different. In the AL, we'll keep the minimum salary of $500k, and we'll put a max on ptichers of $4.0m.... Of course, we're spending too much money on pitchers, so we need to reduce our hitter max salary to $2.5m. It's a little less of a pitching challenge, but a little more of a hitting challenge, almost requiring platooning and an AAA shuttle.
So that's the league....
Both leagues -
- $60m cap
- $500k individual player salary
- 6/2 below average AAA
- No WW. No trading.
- No stadium restriction
- No clones. No DH. No Live play
- Players from 1940 - 2013 only
Transaction deadline will be as close to the end of the season as possible.
NL only - $3.0m maximum salary applies to all players
AL only - $2.5 maximum salary on hitters. $4.0 maximum salary on pitchers.
Either way, you're looking at a managers challenge. You will NEED to maximize your $500+k scrubs playing time, and your below average AAA guys if you want to win. You'll use the AAA shuttle more than most managers use their bullpen
When you sign up, let me kinow if you want NL or AL.