However, in this particular league we aim to curtail owners doing exactly this, holding onto a player forever, by charging owners real money if they never share. I'm not sure what the exact process is, which is made clear by the fact I owe the most money in the league for keepers, but after three years or so you start paying in increments, a few bucks more each season. For the cost of Jeter, I could indulge in a delicious filet mignon at a fine steak house.
Is that really worth it? I do get e-mails about this topic from time to time, about how to handle stagnancy in keeper leagues and I know some of you have interesting rules about what you do to create player movement. In another of my leagues we allow a certain number of players to be kept who have at least six years of major league service. My advice in those leagues: Get lots of young pitching! What does your league do?