I hereby declare PG Sportsworld's 2010 Fantasy Baseball convention open. As I have mentioned before, this week we will address some issues that fellow GM have talked about since last season as well as some new ideas. The object of the exercise is to have all of the stakeholders involved a seat at the table, and the power to mold the league something exciting as well as competitive.
With that in mind, let's get to our first issue. GM New Linc of the Salt Creek Sluggers, submitted this proposal. Let's discuss it, and please make your vote by 11:59PM this evening.
New Linc's proposal for the 2010 fantasy baseball season puts in place a "franchise tag" type of option for one player on each team. The specifics are as follows:
Each team owner MAY re-sign, if they choose to do so, one player on their existing roster who would otherwise hit the free agent market upon the condition that the player selected receives the maximum 3 year contract.
For example, of the players you have on your roster that are due to hit free agency this year you could select Hudson Street as your player to "tag" and give him a 3 year contract thus keeping him off the free agency market. Or, if you want a complete over-haul you could let all your free agents hit the market and roll the dice that you can re-draft him at a 1 or 2 year contract.
The rational for this option is to allow all team owners some flexibility come the start of each season and allow them to designate either a superstar or young talent to build their franchise around. It also mirrors the MLB with such teams/players as St. Louis/Pujols, Twins/Mauer, Marlins/Ramirez, etc.
A few notes here. Since we already have the Free Agent/5th Round pick system in place, if New Linc's proposal were to pass, it would not be effective until the 2011 season.