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    I really don't like KO's but will go with what the field wants. Would be more interested in a combo draft of some sort if franchises aren't possible.

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    A couple ideas:

    KOs based on a year instead of a player? Too much work to remove that year from career numbers but at least disallowing a year from BY use.
    Requiring particular rounds to be a hitter or a pitcher? I had thought about that a while back, it's kind of interesting if the person with the last pick gets compensated by always having the first pick of pitchers, but I don't know what the historical stats are on correlation between draft position and final standings (and with so few data points that's probably significantly skewed by who's in each slot), but maybe the more experienced people have an opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjl View Post
    KOs based on a year instead of a player? Too much work to remove that year from career numbers but at least disallowing a year from BY use.
    Never heard this one before ... but with a decade draft we'd be KO'ing decades in any case. Ko'ing a year in a Letter draft, I imagine you'd be as much likely to hurt yourself as other people.

    Quote Originally Posted by mjl View Post
    Requiring particular rounds to be a hitter or a pitcher? I had thought about that a while back, it's kind of interesting if the person with the last pick gets compensated by always having the first pick of pitchers, but I don't know what the historical stats are on correlation between draft position and final standings (and with so few data points that's probably significantly skewed by who's in each slot), but maybe the more experienced people have an opinion.
    KO's don't have that much effect. They just deepen the player pool a bit. They only run through the innocuous rounds (6-15) so they can't really effect the early or later rounds, and they don't include the difficult letters/decades.

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    Should I throw up a poll for a Decade Letter combo draft?

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    If we have same group as VD12, how about we use inverse standings to choose draft slots?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMT View Post
    If we have same group as VD12, how about we use inverse standings to choose draft slots?
    I'd be OK with it for the last couple of finishers ... the rest being randomized.

    We also used to allowed people to choose their draft slot ... if they wanted a lower slot. I don't see why we stopped that ... probably just forgot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnya24 View Post
    I'd be OK with it for the last couple of finishers ... the rest being randomized.
    What's your logic for this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnya24 View Post
    We also used to allowed people to choose their draft slot ... if they wanted a lower slot. I don't see why we stopped that ... probably just forgot.
    I think we stopped because it added an extra two or three days to the draft start, waiting for some straggler to pick their draft slot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMT View Post
    If we have same group as VD12, how about we use inverse standings to choose draft slots?
    I'm ok with that or random.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMT View Post
    What's your logic for this?
    Don't want people deliberately tanking in one draft to get a Ruth or wally J in the next.

    I'd be OK doing something like this as a one off ... since we weren't planning on it.

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