Category Archives: Rules

Ottoneu on Slack: How to Rebuild a Team in Ottoneu

Whether you’re new to Ottoneu or a crusty veteran you should join the Ottoneu community on Slack. Wisdom from the crowds can be valuable, and from time to time we’ll repost some of our more popular Slack community discussions here on Ottoneu Trade Rumors to carry on the conversation and reference them in the future.

Check out this advice for rebuilding your Ottoneu team: http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/expert-advice-for-rebuilding-your-fantasy-team/

In a new “Ottoneu 101” private group, the Slack community offered some advice on how to rebuild a team successfully in Ottoneu.

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Ottoneu on Slack: Discussing League GP & IP Minimums

Whether you’re new to Ottoneu or a crusty veteran you should join the Ottoneu community on Slack. Wisdom from the crowds can be valuable, and from time to time we’ll repost some of our more popular Slack community discussions here on Ottoneu Trade Rumors to carry on the conversation and reference them in the future.

Just before the final month of the 2015 season, the Slack community discussed the merits of creating a games played and innings pitched minimum for every team.  Would such a minimum increase overall activity in leagues, or just become a burden for those teams trying to rebuild? This discussion is related to the more recent debate on Rule 1a.  You can check out the full transcript of the Slack discussion on GP and IP minimums here.

8.27.15 Ottoneu on Slack - Discussing GP and IP Minimums

Where do you and your league stand on this issue? Let us know in the comments.

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Ottoneu on Slack: Debating Salary Caps & Incentives in the Ottoneu Champions League

Whether you’re new to Ottoneu or a crusty veteran you should join the Ottoneu community on Slack. Wisdom from the crowds can be valuable, and from time to time we’ll repost some of our more popular Slack community discussions here on Ottoneu Trade Rumors to carry on the conversation and to reference them in the future.

In May of 2015, just after the start of the inaugural Ottoneu Champions League season, the Champions group debated the merits of using hard salary caps vs. various incentive structures to increase parity in Ottoneu leagues.  The debate is still relevant for many Ottoneu leagues today (some custom leagues have spawned because of it), so you can read the full Champions discussion here.

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Ottoneu on Slack: Debating the Impact of Arbitration on Breakout Players (Carlos Correa)

Whether you’re new to Ottoneu or a crusty veteran you should join the Ottoneu community on Slack. Wisdom from the crowds can be valuable, and from time to time we’ll repost some of our more popular Slack community discussions here on Ottoneu Trade Rumors to carry on the conversation and reference them in the future.

During the 2015 Ottoneu arbitration period, the Slack community debated the impact of arbitration on the cost of breakout players such as Carlos Correa.  Is Ottoneu a true dynasty baseball game, or does the arbitration process unique to Ottoneu move up the timeline a little faster than other keeper leagues? There’s a great discussion here about this issue here, so check it out.

10.21.15 Ottoneu on Slack - Debating Impact of Arbitration on Breakout Players

Where do you and your league stand on this issue? Let us know in the comments.

Ottoneu on Slack: Debating rule 1a

Whether you’re new to Ottoneu or a crusty veteran you should join the Ottoneu community on Slack. Wisdom from the crowds can be valuable, and from time to time we’ll repost some of our more popular Slack community discussions here on Ottoneu Trade Rumors to carry on the conversation and reference them in the future.

The Slack community recently debated Ottoneu rule 1a, and more specifically how to enforce it.

For reference, here’s rule 1a:

  “Each team should maintain at all times a roster of 22 major-league players that can fill out a starting lineup. The remaining 18 roster spots can be used for reserves, consisting of both major and minor leaguers.”

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A New Way to Play Ottoneu

Ottoneu is one of the premiere fantasy baseball (football is coming!) platforms available today.  It’s “smarter, better fantasy baseball” that offers some of the deepest player pools and sabermetric-friendly formats around.  After all, where else can you interact directly with the game developer and see league enhancements in almost real-time?

With all that said, there’s always room for improvement, and addressing the issue of “parity” within Ottoneu (always a hot topic in any version of fantasy sports) is the subject of this post.  After playing Ottoneu for five seasons, I’ll summarize a key issue I see trending in many leagues and propose an idea on how to correct it without massively overhauling a game that is already best-in-class for die-hard baseball fans.


Problem: Despite its dynasty-like foundation, Ottoneu’s “winner-takes-all” structure leaves no distinction between teams finishing in 2nd and 12th place in the standings in a given season.  Continue reading

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