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Feeder Leagues?
« on: July 18, 2008, 05:59:37 AM »
This is something there Chappy can come in, say "no" and that'll be that, but I thought I'd throw it out there.  The new versions of OOTP allow for feeder leagues so that the draft classes don't just materialize out of the Šther but actually have high school and college stats.  I've played with them, I've played without them, they're kinda interesting to have...anyone have thoughts on their inclusion?
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Re: Feeder Leagues?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008, 06:11:57 AM »
If we had feeder leagues I think we'd wind up with zillions of free agents, wouldn't we?

For that matter, it seems like no matter what I do in OOTP 2007 leagues, I get zillions of free agents. Can that be avoided?

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Re: Feeder Leagues?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2008, 06:18:42 AM »
I was just thinking a college and a high school feeder league, rather than having something like the Atlantic League running around, which I would think more a distraction than an aide.  Or was it junior level feeders that resulted in free agents when you did them?
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Re: Feeder Leagues?
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008, 06:19:50 AM »
Everybody in a feeder league who doesn't get drafted goes into the free-agent pool.

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Re: Feeder Leagues?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2008, 06:20:58 AM »
Hmmm.  Maybe I should do more testing of it myself...


...though part of me also wants to say "weren't we concerned about a derth of free agents?"
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Re: Feeder Leagues?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2008, 06:23:58 AM »
While what yuda says is true, can't you just limit the number of feeder league teams to restrict the number of draft-eligible players and free agents?

Personally, I don't care for the way feeder leagues work and would be against their inclusion.

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Re: Feeder Leagues?
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2008, 06:46:28 AM »
I do not like the feeder leagues as they work now - they seem like something tossed into the game as an afterthought.  All HS players go to the draft, all college players go to the draft... it's just not realistic enough.

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Re: Feeder Leagues?
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2008, 12:10:51 PM »
Can that be avoided?

After initial league setup, all free agents and extraneous personnel at all levels must be hunted down and deleted. Players, coaches, and scouts. And sometimes it's tricky.