Originally Posted by thatcoolguy_22
I am not a fan of adding NA slots this season. I have already sacrificed ML talent to be able to obtain prospects. Due to my weak roster I had to look more towards the future instead of now. I had to decide the value of my limited roster spots (prospect vs proven), when most didn't need to because they will be competive this year. During the draft, I selected prospects instead of much better major league players available at the time to gain a competitive advantage for next year, while somewhat sacrificing 2013.
Now my entire strategy is available to everyone and on a whim 2 weeks before opening day? My only move would be to pick up a justin ruggiano or similarly unstartable major leaguer. Sorry for the poor wording, but I think most can get the spirit of what I'm saying.
0 slots 2013
5 slots 2014
Limit the NA slots to what Yahoo decides is NA. My buddy is in a league where everyone is a prospect until they reach 200 IP or 500PA. They have a 75 man minor league roster and you are allowed 15 ML keepers every year plus full minor league roster. They keep this running off site on a message board and use yahoo for the actual game. Probably too much for us right now, but in the future we could look towards building a similar league.
Thanks for your input. I will take it into strong consideration when I make the decision.
I see your point regarding your decision to draft prospects instead of major leaguers, a decision that will hurt you this year but set you up nicely for the future.
Is it possible that adding a minor league roster could actually help you more than the rest of us? I think it makes all those prospects you have accumulated more valuable immediately because now they will be in higher demand since teams will have a place to put them. Since you have most of the elite prospects the rest of us will be at a severe disadvantage when it comes to filling out our minor league rosters. Your prospects will be highly sought after and will have very high trade value. I don't know. We'll see.
Anybody else have any thoughts on the issue?