Originally Posted by *BaseClogger*
I've found rebuilding to be pretty difficult in this league. There are only a few teams buying each year because of the dominance by AD and Dan and a lot of sellers--it's been a perpetual buyer's market...
Yes I agree with you. It is tougher to rebuild in this league than in most other leagues. When I set this league up I made an effort to ensure that all the team owners were experienced, skilled fantasy baseball players. The competition in this league is top-notch. It makes it much more challenging and also more rewarding than beating up on a Yahoo Public League that is for sure. Everybody in our league is knowledgeable about baseball so it is a hard league to win.
As my team and Dan's team and mbgrayson's team get older it opens up opportunities for other teams to knock us off our perch. I imagine the All-Time Standings will look much different a few years from now.
If you think it is a buyer's market then you should buy, buy, buy! I agree to some extent that the market favors buyers right now, but if you have something good to trade you can find some good deals, especially early in the season when most people feel they have a chance to win and have not gone into rebuilding mode yet.
I have found the price for top prospects to be very high. I think the success of Mike Trout and Bryce Harper will drive the value of top prospects even higher this year because everyone will be scrambling to find the next superstar rookie (even though a Mike Trout only comes around once every twenty years or so).
I hope Yahoo enables minor league rosters soon. That should give teams another opportunity to build a strong foundation for the future.