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Should AL Leagues be limited to 10 teams?

Poll ended at Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:43 pm

Yes
3
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No
0
No votes
It's part of the challenge - keep your eye on the reals
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25%
 
Total votes : 4

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Postby William Field » Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:43 pm

Hi everyone,

I have been playing in the 11 team Calhoun League for years. Every season, about this time, the available players list becomes rather sad. As of this writing, here are the free agents and waiver wire for hitters:

Free Agents

Brian Anderson CWS
Wilson Betemit NYY
Rob Bowen Oak
Alex Cintron Bal
Brent Clevlen Det
Mike Hollimon Det
Matt Macri Min
Andy Marte
John McDonald Tor
Brandon Moss Bos
Pablo Ozuna CWS
Guillermo Quiroz Bal
Jeremy Reed Sea
Justin Ruggiano TB
Chris Shelton Tex
Curtis Thigpen Tor

Waiver Wire

Freddie Bynum (06.03) Bal
Marlon Byrd (05.30) Tex
Jamey Carroll (05.23) Cle
Kevin Cash (05.01) Bos
Alex Cora (06.03) Bos
Shelley Duncan (05.09) NYY
Esteban German (05.14) KC
Ross Gload (05.30) KC
Tony Pena (04.17) KC
Ryan Raburn (04.30) Det
Mike Redmond (05.07) Min
Juan Rivera (06.06) LAA
Jose Vidro (06.03) Sea


With this rouges gallery of players up for grabs, teams are more often than not better off leaving a DL player on the active roster than picking up someone hitting .167 or getting 4 AB's a week.

So my question is, should we limit AL Leagues to 10 teams? What do you think? Comments?
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Postby Joe Izzo » Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:54 pm

BOB AL just dropped from 11 to 10 this year. While it is a little easier to find replacement players I don't feel the number of teams should be limited. All teams are in the same boat with the lack of viable replacements if the league is at 11 or more.

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Postby Gillestar » Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:51 pm

Definitely more fun with 10 than 11.
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Postby gashouse » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:06 pm

10 teams seems like plenty in the AL, you could go 11 in the NL
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Postby Chuck Brooks » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:31 pm

Well, if ya'll were in Snider where there are 12 teams, you would be pulling your hair out. With that many teams you better draft what you want to keep for the whole year and hope nobody gets hurt. With so few players on the reserve list, if one of your players goes on the DL you might as well leave him active unless you can pick up a "prospect". I do find myself spending less time looking at prospects in that league than I do my other leagues that only have 10 teams since there is nothing to look at. Personally, I dont like anything over 10 team leagues but thats me. I'm sure there are owners out there that love this kind of competition.
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Postby Mike_Cameron » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:33 pm

Amen
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Postby ShaneVG » Fri May 01, 2009 12:02 am

The input is appreciated, but it needs to move over to the FBB section of the board.

Please make sure you vote in the appropriate polls, and add your thoughts to the thread!

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