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Postby FalcoAtL » Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:59 pm

This season I started a league of 12 guys, but now a couple of us decided an expansion would be for the better. We are more than likely going to have 12 keepers of the original teams, but I'm not sure how to make that fair for the new owners. How should we go about conducting the expansion draft?
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:20 pm

I would imagine the only fair way is to start over completely. Other than that, maybe keep only a handful, or less, veterans and go about a draft with the remaining, with the newcomers have the first picks.
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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:27 pm

Since you're talking about only a year, you should probably just start over. If not that option, then allow 3-4 keepers and make every other player go back into an expansion draft pool where the new teams get the top draft picks. It sucks for some of the owners, but it's the only way to make sure the new owners don't bail on the league.
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Postby Matthias » Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:50 pm

Starting over would definitely be the most fair. Three keepers and then expansion draft isn't bad, but it's not great for the new owners. But it could be reasonable.

If you want most fair, here's my advice from someone else who had the same question: http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/foru ... light=keep

Basically you run it as a draft where the existing teams picks in each round are by protecting players with safeguards so that no team gets picked apart too much. Because you do want to place the new owners at as even of footing as possible with the existing ones otherwise they won't join or just be grumpy and not into it even if they do.
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Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:53 am

Here's what you do. Set up an expansion draft with the following guidelines. For this example, we will have a 12-team league being expanded to 14.

Before the draft, each of the expanding owners creates a ranking of the players on each team, in the order he wants them.

For instance Team A's (drafting team) list looks something like this.

Team C Team D
1. Abreu Crawford
2. M-Cab Pujols
3. Wright Ortiz
4. Liriano Manny
5. Santana Rivera

and so forth. Teams C and D the teams in the league already. Both expanding owners create lists ranking ever existing member's players in the order they would like them.

Now to the draft. This is how the draft works. For the 1st round, Team A chooses whatever player he would like among the players ranked as #1s. All other new teams also pick from their #1s. (Note: the owners of the expanding teams can have different lists)

For the "2nd round", the league votes on who they would like to give to Team A from among the players he has ranked as #2s. The league votes which players they want to give the new teams, in the same order as the teams picked what players they wanted for the first round.

For the "3rd round", Team A chooses whatever player he wants from among the #3s. Procedure is the same as it was for round 1.

From here on, we alternate. In even rounds the league chooses, in odd rounds, the team chooses.

However, the following stipulation is placed.

Each existing team must lose one player before a 2nd player can be taken by or given to one of the new teams. Every team must lose 2 players before a 3rd can be taken/given etc.

Basically, this accomplishes a serpentine draft for the new owner without the existing owners having to give up their entire teams.
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