Rosters are finalized and you can now set your lineups, propose trades and begin planning for the draft.
2013 Draft Order:
1.1 redsfandan 2.1 stephenk29 3.1 redsfandan 4.1 GAllen5862 5.1 GAllen5862
1.2 camisadelgolf 2.2 mbgrayson 3.2 stephenk29 4.2 stephenk29 5.2 stephenk29
1.3 nate 2.3 Atomic Dumpling 3.3 nate 4.3 nate 5.3 nate
1.4 CRF2000 2.4 CRF2000 3.4 CRF2000 4.4 CRF2000 5.4 CRF2000
1.5 gilpdawg 2.5 redsfandan 3.5 gilpdawg 4.5 gilpdawg 5.5 GAllen5862
1.6 RedsManRick 2.6 RedsManRick 3.6 RedsManRick 4.6 RedsManRick 5.6 RedsManRick
1.7 Basecloggers 2.7 Basecloggers 3.7 Basecloggers 4.7 Basecloggers 5.7 Basecloggers
1.8 redsfandan 2.8 gilpdawg 3.8 nate 4.8 stephenk29 5.8 camisadelgolf is #1
1.9 TRF's debacle 2.9 TRF's debacle 3.9 TRF's debacle 4.9 TRF's debacle 5.9 TRF's debacle
1.10 mbgrayson 2.10 mbgrayson 3.10 mbgrayson 4.10 mbgrayson 5.10 camisadelgolf is #1
1.11 Atomic Dumpling 2.11 Atomic Dumpling 3.11 Atomic Dumpling 4.11 Atomic Dumpling 5.11 camisadelgolf is #1
1.12 GAllen5862 2.12 gilpdawg 3.12 GAllen5862 4.12 redsfandan 5.12 camisadelgolf is #1
Camisadelgolf is trying to corner the market on 5th round picks. He made a whole bunch of draft pick trades last year.
I had some difficulty finalizing the official draft order due to confusion caused by the trading of 2013 draft picks before the 2012 draft. All draft pick trades made in February and early March of 2012 (before the draft) were intended to be made using 2012 draft picks but on the website they were factored into the 2013 draft. That resulted in some draft picks being traded later during the 2012 season that were not actually owned by the team that traded them. I was able to make some adjustments to substitute the closest draft pick still owned by that player so the overall side effects were minor. I believe I did this in the fairest way possible, but if anyone wants to double-check my work and show me a better way then I might make some further slight adjustments to the draft order. I think it is very close though. This is a confusing subject and it is hard to describe it fully here, but if anyone wants to discuss just send me an email or a PM on Redszone. We will have to make some changes to our pre-draft trading process to prevent this from happening again.
This problem has never arisen before because we have rarely traded draft picks in prior years. Last year we did. A lot in fact. The problem is caused by the fact we have a slow offline draft rather than a live draft on the website. In most leagues you can't see your roster before the draft, but since we have 30 keepers it would be crazy for us to not be able to see our full rosters before the draft. So the best option for me as Commissioner is to use the "Finalize Keepers and the Draft" option on the website as soon as all teams are registered and have selected their 30 keepers. I did that yesterday. So as far as the Yahoo league site is concerned we have already had our 2013 draft. So any traded draft picks from here on out are reflected on the 2014 draft -- not the 2013 draft. If I didn't do it that way we would not be able to make ANY trades before the draft nor would we be able to easily distinguish which players in the Free Agent list are going to be available in the draft. Making player trades and planning for the draft are higher priority over the next month than trading draft picks.
We can trade draft picks for the upcoming 2013 draft, but we can't use the Yahoo trading system for doing so. If you would like to include an exchange of 2013 draft picks in a trade please do so using the Comments area of the trade proposal and notify me when the trade is complete so I can change the 2013 draft order. Any traded draft pick using the checkmark system in the trade proposal application will be considered a trade of 2014 draft picks.
The checkmark system in the trade application shows that every team has a pick in every round, but due to traded picks that is certainly not the case for the 2013 draft. So if you forget and include 2013 draft picks in your trade proposals you are likely to end up trading picks that don't exist. Please consult the official 2013 draft order posted here and in the Commissioner's Note for use in all trades.
I have not chosen a specific date to start the draft yet, but it will be near March 2nd. Each team will have a 10 hour time limit to post their pick.