This article is part of our Rounding Third series.
When I tell people how many leagues I'm in, the third question I get (after "are you insane?" and "how do you manage all those leagues?") is "… don't you end up owning everyone when you play in so many leagues ….?" I'm in 15-20 leagues per season, and it'll be 15 roto-style leagues this season, along with four Scoresheet leagues and one Strat-o-Matic league. Despite playing in so many leagues, I still miss out on so many players, and not all by choice.
Before we discuss the missing, let's take a quick look at my collection of teams – I finished my annual spreadsheet Tuesday night to better track who I have and where in the event that news and/or one of my players breaks. The trigger for that this year was Dinelson Lamet's elbow injury. With higher-profile players such as Madison Bumgarner and Justin Turner, I already knew which leagues were impacted. But often when news breaks I have to act quickly on it, and it's handy to have all of my players in one place.
(Thanks to Chris Liss for allowing me to steal his layout.)
Let's lay this out in sections – first, the NFBC leagues – four drafted, one to go Wednesday afternoon:
The next set includes my other redraft leagues, including one AL-only auction (Tout Wars), one NL-only auction and three more mixed league drafts. I have one more redraft – the league that started RotoWire, Amici, an old-school AL-only 4x4