We're going to run an official Over the Monster fantasy league through Yahoo! this year. Consider this an opportunity to let us know if you're interested in joining -- we'll have details shortly on just how we're going to allocate the 18 spots in the league. (There would be 20, but I've already consumed one in order to create this beast, and one other OTM contributor will be joining.) Don't worry, it's a free league.
This will be something of a combination of new and old rules and scoring. It's head-to-head format, and we'll have a maximum of 20 teams, with four divisions -- each division winner gets a top seed in the playoffs, with four wild cards rounding out the rest of the spots. Given the opportunities for bragging rights that winning head-to-head match-ups can afford you, this seemed the best fit for the community. As for scoring, hitters will use R, RBI, OBP, TB, and net steals, while pitchers have IP, K, ERA, WHIP, and Saves. I've used this scoring setup before, and the combination of new looks and old looks works well. The fact we can have up to 20 teams means you'll get to do more than just draft a team of all-stars and let things play out on their own, too.
While we figure out how we want to divide these available slots among you, let us know if you're interested in joining, and familiarize yourself with Yahoo!, if you don't already know about their game:
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