Folks, I thought up a new draft idea and I'm lookin' for some interested BBFers to join me! Here's how it works:
We'll draft a 25-man roster which meets the following requirements:
4 starting pitchers
5 relief pitchers
8 players to start at each non-pitcher position
2 backup infielders
2 backup outfielders
1 backup catcher
3 spots which you can allocate at your own discretion
The pool of players will consist of any player to play on the winning side in the World Series, and you must declare which team you're drafting him from.
A player must have played in the World Series to be eligible. For instance, you can't draft Frank Thomas from the 2005 White Sox, because he missed the Series due to injury.
A player can only fill a position on your roster that he actually played in the World Series for the team you draft him from. Let's say you draft Willie Stargell. If you decide to draft him from the 1971 Pirates he can only play left field. If you draft him from the 1979 Pirates he can only play first base. A player who played multiple positions in one World Series is eligible to fill any of the positions he played.
We'll distinguish between starting pitchers and relief pitchers. That means if you decide to draft Nolan Ryan from the 1969 Mets he can only be used in your bullpen, since Ryan's sole appearance in that World Series was in relief.
If you draft a player who only pinch-hit or pinch-ran in the given World Series, that's all he can do for your team. Safe to say, this isn't the best use of a roster spot, so luminaries such as Herb Washington will likely be left on the board.
Since I'm not a fan of the DH rule, we won't be using it for our teams. You can draft a player who only played DH in the World Series, but if you do, he's only eligible to pinch-hit.
Once a participant has drafted from a particular World Series winner s/he cannot draft from that team again. If you choose Joe Morgan from the 1975 Reds and then decide you want Johnny Bench, you'd have to take Bench from the 1976 Reds. If you decide you want Dave Concepcion after that, you're out of luck.
Each championship team may only be selected from three times in the entire draft.
The draft will go snake-style, and there's no changing of players or teams once a pick is listed on the main draft page.
Each participant will have 12 hours to make a selection once his/her turn comes up. The hours of 2 AM-8 AM Central Time will be considered "dead time," during which the draft clock will be frozen (though you may make a pick during this time if you wish).
Once the draft is complete we'll determine a winner through a voting playoff.
This is a career draft, so how well a player performed in the given World Series or in the given season are irrelevant to evaluating rosters.
Interested in joining? Have any questions? Just let me know.
Those who've signed up:
4) Brad Harris
5) Matthew C.
7) Windy City Fan