Commissioner Help & League Settings

Commissioner’s Corner: The Rebuild

Commissioner’s Corner: The Rebuild

The Commissioner’s corner series covers a broad range of issues you may encounter when running a league.
Today we take a look at rebuilding teams in dynasty leagues, and what to do about owners not fielding a legal team.

Commissioner’s Corner: Spring Cleaning

Commissioner’s Corner: Spring Cleaning

Fantasy Football is officially over so it’s fantasy baseball time. Owners will begin compiling their rankings, planning draft strategies and gleaning over the winter transactions. Those in keeper leagues will start mulling over their options for 2015 and narrowing down their potential keepers. Dynasty league owners will be working on keepers as well as attempting […]

On Base Percentage over Batting Average

On Base Percentage over Batting Average

Back in the day when fantasy baseball was in its infancy, the standard 5×5 categories many leagues still use today seemed like a good thing.  Well times they are a changing.  Stats have evolved over the years, especially with the introduction and advanced use of sabermetrics throughout our real and fake teams.  So if things have […]

CommIssues: The C Word

CommIssues: The C Word

Posted by: Peter Waterman It happens every year, and it still drives me crazy, every year. A trade is made in the league and while it sits awaiting the 48 hour period when the league can voice their displeasure at the deal someone tosses out the C word. Really? Do we have to go down […]

Commissioner’s Corner: Dead Team Walking

Commissioner’s Corner: Dead Team Walking

Dead Teams!  This is a common problem, and one almost every fantasy owner has experienced. Owners (for whatever reason) stop paying attention to and managing their team. There are a number of reasons this can occur, but the end result is the same in each scenario – the team goes into a freefall toward the […]

CommIssues: Draft Night

CommIssues: Draft Night

Posted by: Peter Waterman In the second installment of CommIssues I look at various issues that we face while running our drafts. Once you have penciled in the draft in your calendar you are only delaying the inevitable slew of draft night issues that will ensue. You have undoubtedly worked hard to make sure that […]

Saves+Holds over Saves

A few months ago I wrote an article lobbying for a change in the basic 5×5 scoring method, substituting quality starts for the outdated wins category.  Today I’d like to discuss another change that could not only improve things, but would level the playing field and add some extra value to some of those little […]

CommIssues: Date Night

CommIssues: Date Night

Posted by: Peter Waterman Congratulations!  You have been elected the commissioner of your fantasy baseball league.  First order of business is to get the league registered.  But not far behind that is setting up the draft for the upcoming season.  Good luck getting 12 guys (or maybe you play in a ridiculous 18-team league) in […]

Spicing Up Your Old Boring League

Regardless of whether you play in a redraft, keeper or dynasty league, eventually after years of playing it starts to lose some flavor.  The competitive side of you still enjoys the game, but you don’t have that same fire that you used to have when you first started things.  If this goes on too long […]

Quality Starts over Wins

When you look at the basic 5×5 scoring categories, you’ll notice that almost each category is set to measure an individual’s performance over a number of at bats or innings in a game.  If your player gets a hit it counts towards his batting average, if his teammate drives him in your players scores a […]