Ok, DV's twisted my arm enough, so rather than seeing my elbow pop out of joint I've decided to give this a go. Please bear with me if/when I make rookie mistakes or ask dumb questions
Welcome 4ndrew! As others have said, no such thing as a stupid question. And indeed we're reevaluating a lot of the rules and I am sure we would all appreciate your input.
As for the changes themselves, I've admittedly taken a back seat to it all, as I'd be happy with whatever we can agree on. For what it's worth I do like the idea of blind bidding if we can pull it off. I would just want to make sure someone was willing and able to manage it and didn't get burned out on it, as it could be a lot of extra work.
If we are looking at fewer teams, I would indeed be comfortable with a supplemental draft of sorts - not a complete reboot, but a way to shape the league to fit the managers. Originally, if I'm not mistaken, Kal had intended to add teams as the league wore on - I suppose we could do the very same starting next season. If we do that, we obviously need to have a solid base to start from.
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