Originally Posted by nate
I should get to pick 1st and 2nd with how I ended up last year.
I posted this on Yahoo but 30 keeper spots sure seems like a lot. It doesn't make for a lot of nailbiting choices of who to keep. Nor does it make the draft pool very deep.
Am I missing something?
It is a dynasty league, so you keep your entire roster every year. The roster size limit is 30. It is possible to exceed 30 when you have players temporarily on the disabled list, but you can only keep the 30 permanent members of your team.
The challenge of a dynasty league is to build a team for the long haul. The draft is primarily composed of prospects or players moving to larger roles with their MLB team. That means the draft is usually not going to make an immediate large impact on your team's performance. You can get great players in the draft but they may take some time to develop into fantasy studs. To build a winning dynasty team you have to be active on the trade market. If you don't think your team is good enough to win this year then it might be a good idea to trade some veterans for some more prospects, the goal being to improve your chances to win in coming years.
Our league is entering its 4th year already. We have seen some teams make big improvements from one year to the next. Redsfandan finished 11th in year 1, then 7th, then 1st. Camisadelgolf went from 12th to 4th in one year. Both of those teams made a lot of trades. Other teams have done similar things. So don't get too discouraged if your team fairs poorly for awhile. Big improvements can happen fast.