I'm thinking about trying to start one of these up with my friends, it seems like a really fun fantasy game, and would be cool to see all the different teams form with keeping players and stuff. I've been looking at different types of keeper auction league rules. This is the best one I've found so far
After a player's initial year on your roster (called his "A year"), you can elect to keep him the following season at the same price (his "B year"). After his B year, you elect to keep him for either one more season at the same price (his "C year"), after which he must be tossed back into the auction pool the following season, or you can give the player a long-term contract. For each year you extend the contract, you must increase the player's salary by $5. By example, assume I select Gonzalez at auction for $2 in 2009, and keep him for $2 in his B year in 2010. If before the 2011 season I want to extend him through 2014, I would have to pay him a total salary of $17 ($5 x 3 + $2) in each of 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. The catch is that if I decide I don't like him and cut him prior to the end of his contract, I would lose half of his salary at auction each year until the contract expired.
Is that what y'all would recommend for keepers, or is there a better format? What site do you use? How much money does each team start with? Should you cap the # of players you keep?
All advice is welcome and appreciated