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10-16-2012, 07:19 PM
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How to encourage more trading in fantasy league?

I've been commish of a Yahoo league for the last 7 years. It's a Rotisserie league with fairly standard stats (G, A, +/-, PIM, GAA, W, SO, PPP, SHP, GWG). It's been a semi-keeper league (7 keepers per team) for the last 2 years, and the league typically has 10-12 teams.

While the league is fun, it would be more fun with more interaction between the GMs (i.e. trades) going on. We generally have between 1-3 trades in the entire league per year. Most GMs just manage their teams by adding and dropping players from the free agent list.

Any other people have this problem? Has anyone come up with a solution?

I'm thinking about expanding the roster size, so that the quality of available free agent diminishes quickly. Would this work?

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I've been commish of a Yahoo league for the last 7 years. It's a Rotisserie league with fairly standard stats (G, A, +/-, PIM, GAA, W, SO, PPP, SHP, GWG). It's been a semi-keeper league (7 keepers per team) for the last 2 years, and the league typically has 10-12 teams.

While the league is fun, it would be more fun with more interaction between the GMs (i.e. trades) going on. We generally have between 1-3 trades in the entire league per year. Most GMs just manage their teams by adding and dropping players from the free agent list.

Any other people have this problem? Has anyone come up with a solution?

I'm thinking about expanding the roster size, so that the quality of available free agent diminishes quickly. Would this work?
Would defiantly help.

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Make a league chatroom or use skype. Msn or some other iming program rather than email can get trade talk going.

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Make a league chatroom or use skype. Msn or some other iming program rather than email can get trade talk going.
Chatroom is a good idea. I'm not a huge fan of ESPN, but they have a chatroom built in to the league homepage which makes it really convenient to get a quick message out. Their trading block is really nice as well.

Increased roster size might help as well.

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Larger rosters

You want bad teams trading their good players to good teams for prospects.....and the good teams competing for those players. You could also make trading draft picks an option. Otherwise keep it simple....too many rules can decrease trades. If you need a league rules lawyer and accountant to advise on making deals nothing will get done.

A web page or chat where available players can be posted would help.

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Well in regards to chatting, I just found it great to do negotiations and it sped things up when we were doing it on MSN rather than going back and forth on e-mails.

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Well in regards to chatting, I just found it great to do negotiations and it sped things up when we were doing it on MSN rather than going back and forth on e-mails.
Agreed...chatting is quite the helper here more than anything else. Also, a slight increase of the roster size may help but less.

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I find head to head leagues are a little more interactive, could be a way to get more communication happening. People tend to talk with whoever they're matched up against for the week, and there's just more going on because there are a bunch of winners and losers every week.

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I find head to head leagues are a little more interactive, could be a way to get more communication happening. People tend to talk with whoever they're matched up against for the week, and there's just more going on because there are a bunch of winners and losers every week.
I think this is a good point.

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Every league I've been a part of has had it's own messageboards/chat (proboards) - with sections for managers to post their rosters/prospects/picks, as well as their trade block.

- league expansion, more managers/smaller free agent pool
- change up scoring cats
- limit number of free agent pickups

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Big prizes for "Trade of the year?" or Top GM? or most improved team?

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