Well, after a terrible loss in the finals last year to BrothersGottaAndyHug, I'm back to take my throne as BE's penultimate fantasy baseball player. This means we need people like Earl and benten20 to join so I can gain a big lead by playing them regularly.
So, first off, it is going to be head to head, capped at 14 teams. Slightly adjusted 5x5 categories (R, RBI, HR, Net SB, AVG, W, K, ERA, WHIP, Net S) hold poor closers/baserunners accountable for blowing saves or getting caught stealing. If anyone thinks this is a terrible mistake, so be it, and I'll change it to straight S and SB.
Two quick options that will be adjusted based on popular vote:
Outfield positions: I'm a big fan of having LF, CF, RF in place of the standard three outfield positions. But, if more people would rather have the simpler 3 OFs, that'll do fine.
Draft date: We'll have to find a time that works for the majority of the league to draft at. I'd be stunned if we find one that works for everyone, but if we can, that'd be cool too. So, please list any evenings or weekends that would not work for you.
I think those are most of the basics. If you could put your BE screen name in either your team name or team "slogan," that'd be great so everyone knows who they're competing with.
It's hosted on Yahoo, so what you'll have to do is go to Yahoo's fantasy baseball page (http://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/) and then hit join league, and enter the following information:
League ID: 143870
If, for some reason, that doesn't work, email me at taylor.engel13[at]yahoo[dot]ca and I'll send an invitation to the league to your email.