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So You Want to be a GM

As most of you know, I spend a ton of my time writing and thinking about minor league baseball. I have played fantasy baseball for years as well and I have tried my hand at sim leagues, but the format I have come to enjoy most is the 30 team fantasy baseball dynasty league. It offers an opportunity for the highly competitive and the casual to have fun in the same environment. While it is always nice to win, I have found it more enjoyable this year to try and rebuild the major league teams and farm systems of a pair of last place organizations.

Since the middle of the year I have been wanting to get my own league off the ground to play with people I enjoy interacting with. The league is 30 teams with 50 man rosters so there is an amount of prospect knowledge needed over the long haul, but even keeping up with John Sickels at minorleagueball.com and having a basic understanding of what is a prospect and what is a AAAA player will take you far. In terms of time commitment, it is more of a year long experience, but with weekly moves and deep rosters, the day to day commitment can be minimal for long stretches with peaks around the trading deadline.

Most of the day to day operation is done out of a proboards forum (which is still under construction) with scoring done head to head on Fantrax (deepest set of players). The scoring system is still in the works but it is more SABR inspired along the lines of the already existing TGP CBS league. There is no fee, though I may solicit donations in the future for Fantrax fees, but that would be purely optional.

Details: (http://baseballofthefuture.proboards.com/thread/3/initial-roster-construction)

Teams - 30 (29 available)

Rosters - 50, 40 man major/minor league roster and 10 man minor league roster

Salary Cap - Each team has the same cap, player salaries are equal to real life value

Keepers - 15 major leaguers and 15 minor leaguers from selected team

If you are interested, reply here, sign up here http://baseballofthefuture.proboards.com/board/8/new-member-applications, email me, or send me a message on Twitter. I can also answer any question you may have.

The ultimate goal here is to have fun.

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