Update 3/7 – Great turnout so far! Thirty people and there’s plenty of room for more. Read further to learn how to sign up.
Spring Training is upon us, and it’s time to start preparing for this year’s MMO Fantasy Baseball Season. Consider this the first notice. What we at MMO Fantasy Baseball will do this year is accept signups via e-mail. After a couple weeks of gathering as many names as would like to play, we’ll make as many leagues as we can. We will not form a league with fewer than ten participants or more than fourteen. If 30 people sign up, we’ll play three ten-player leagues. If we get 48 people, we’ll use four twelve-player leagues.
Joe D., who should be regarded and thanked at every opportunity, has continued to support this endeavor by offering a prize to the champion from his own stash of giveaways for the site. He has generously agreed to put up as many prizes as we have leagues, so everyone has something other than pride to play for.
The rules of the leagues will be uniform so everyone will be playing the same game. Scoring will be based on the standard fantasy 5×5 categories: AVG., HR, RBI, Runs, SB and Wins, ERA, Ks, Saves and WHIP. We will be playing through Yahoo. It will be a snake draft, and the rosters will consist of 25 players and will be as follows: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, OF, IF, UTIL, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P and five bench spots. This can be tweaked if league size dictates (maybe add another UTIL for a ten-team league).
There will be a maximum limit of seven add/drops per week and no limit or deadline for trades throughout the regular season. After the final game is complete on the last day of the regular season, rosters will lock for the playoffs. You will dance with who brung you. Injury add/drops after rosters are locked will only be offered for those players who hit the DL. E-mail your commish with your replacement, and he or she will make the add/drop for you. Rosters won’t unlock. Final rule: good-natured trash talk is expected.
Please send an e-mail to MMOFantasyBaseball@gmail.com with the subject “MMO Fantasy Baseball” answering the following questions:
- What is your MMO handle (it does not have to be your eventual team name; just need something with which to identify you for the time being)
- When is your preferred time to draft (days of the week and time of day)? Please list all available times. We want as many people as possible to be able to take part in a live draft and will likely group leagues based first on draft availability. Your commish will drill down a specific time with the league.
We’re hoping for an even better turnout than last year. Consider the 2014 fantasy baseball season open for business!