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Would you try running an FFL league using the MLB payroll structure? (1 Viewer)

Riversco

Footballguy
Auction league rules.

Teams are randomly assigned (draw out of hat) a payroll budget that mirrors a MLB baseball team. For the purposes of this league $1 million of MLB budget = one FFL dollar.

New York Yankees $228,995,945
Los Angeles Dodgers $216,302,909
Philadelphia $159,578,214
Boston $158,967,286
Detroit $149,046,844
San Francisco $142,180,333
Los Angeles Angels $142,165,250
Texas $127,197,575
Chicago White Sox $124,065,277
Toronto $118,244,039
St. Louis $116,702,085
Washington $112,431,770
Cincinnati $110,565,728
Chicago Cubs $104,150,726
Baltimore $91,793,333
Milwaukee $91,003,366
Arizona $90,158,500
Atlanta $89,288,193
New York Mets $88,877,033
Seattle $84,295,952
Cleveland $82,517,300
Kansas City $80,491,725
Minnesota $75,562,500
Colorado $75,449,071
San Diego $71,689,900
Oakland $68,577,000
Pittsburgh $66,289,524
Tampa Bay $57,030,272
Miami $39,621,900
Houston $24,328,538

Maybe you draw the Yankees payroll and get $228 to spend on your team. You might draw the Astros payroll and get $24.

How many would be down for something like this?
 

KCitons

Footballguy
Scale the entry fees accordingly?
and the payout
?
entry fee could go from $25 -$100 and the winner could get larger payout if they take the 30th worse salary?
MLB champions all get the same sized trophy
yep, but the teams on the bottom choose to spend 1/10th of the salary of the Yankees. With a fantasy league like this, someone is going to get stuck with the lowest salary. If you could win the championship, you should get paid more.

 
I think it would be interesting to have a league like the NBA.

12 teams; payout is 60/30/10 regardless of entry fee.

Make it an auction and you pay dollar for dollar what you spend up to the cap. Say the average to build a team is expected to be $200. That would be the cap, but you could go over, just that for every dollar over $200 you spend on players, you have to pay an extra dollar for a luxury tax. I.e., a team could spend $300 on their roster, but would have to put $400 in the pot. You could also go under, and if you want to build a stinker for $50, you could do that too.

 

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Insoxicated
I think it would be interesting to have a league like the NBA.

12 teams; payout is 60/30/10 regardless of entry fee.

Make it an auction and you pay dollar for dollar what you spend up to the cap. Say the average to build a team is expected to be $200. That would be the cap, but you could go over, just that for every dollar over $200 you spend on players, you have to pay an extra dollar for a luxury tax. I.e., a team could spend $300 on their roster, but would have to put $400 in the pot. You could also go under, and if you want to build a stinker for $50, you could do that too.
That could be pretty fun actually.

 

FUBAR

Footballguy
I think it would be interesting to have a league like the NBA.

12 teams; payout is 60/30/10 regardless of entry fee.

Make it an auction and you pay dollar for dollar what you spend up to the cap. Say the average to build a team is expected to be $200. That would be the cap, but you could go over, just that for every dollar over $200 you spend on players, you have to pay an extra dollar for a luxury tax. I.e., a team could spend $300 on their roster, but would have to put $400 in the pot. You could also go under, and if you want to build a stinker for $50, you could do that too.
That could be pretty fun actually.
More than the college structure where top teams get to pick the best new talent each year, and pay them nothing.

 

Short Corner

Footballguy
I think it would be interesting to have a league like the NBA.

12 teams; payout is 60/30/10 regardless of entry fee.

Make it an auction and you pay dollar for dollar what you spend up to the cap. Say the average to build a team is expected to be $200. That would be the cap, but you could go over, just that for every dollar over $200 you spend on players, you have to pay an extra dollar for a luxury tax. I.e., a team could spend $300 on their roster, but would have to put $400 in the pot. You could also go under, and if you want to build a stinker for $50, you could do that too.
That could be pretty fun actually.
More than the college structure where top teams get to pick the best new talent each year, and pay them nothing.
I must have missed the college draft this year.

 

cheese

Footballguy
Auction league rules.

Teams are randomly assigned (draw out of hat) a payroll budget that mirrors a MLB baseball team. For the purposes of this league $1 million of MLB budget = one FFL dollar.

New York Yankees $228,995,945
Los Angeles Dodgers $216,302,909
Philadelphia $159,578,214
Boston $158,967,286
Detroit $149,046,844
San Francisco $142,180,333
Los Angeles Angels $142,165,250
Texas $127,197,575
Chicago White Sox $124,065,277
Toronto $118,244,039
St. Louis $116,702,085
Washington $112,431,770
Cincinnati $110,565,728
Chicago Cubs $104,150,726
Baltimore $91,793,333
Milwaukee $91,003,366
Arizona $90,158,500
Atlanta $89,288,193
New York Mets $88,877,033
Seattle $84,295,952
Cleveland $82,517,300
Kansas City $80,491,725
Minnesota $75,562,500
Colorado $75,449,071
San Diego $71,689,900
Oakland $68,577,000
Pittsburgh $66,289,524
Tampa Bay $57,030,272
Miami $39,621,900
Houston $24,328,538

Maybe you draw the Yankees payroll and get $228 to spend on your team. You might draw the Astros payroll and get $24.

How many would be down for something like this?
I think it's interesting if the Astros are paying $24 as the real entry fee for the league and the Yankees are paying $228. If you do that, you might even want to draw the Astros. Your chances of winning still suck, but you're risking/investing way less in return.... like real baseball.

 

Short Corner

Footballguy
The idea would be much better if you allowed teams to spend what they want and have their league fee escalate accordingly with a luxury tax as someone stated earlier.

 

We Tigers

Footballguy
It would be fun as a free, draft-only best ball experiment. You'd actually be able to recreate it better in a rotisserie baseball league because then you could focus on undervalued or low-cost stats, sort of like fantasy moneyball.

The NBA version--soft cap with luxury tax--would be really fun, as long as everyone involved is a good sport. You could stir up some serious fights and resentment among friends if the guy who blows $400 trying to be the Heat gets some bad breaks (like scoring the most points but losing week to week, and so on) and isn't of the most easygoing temperament.

 

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