The Spring League 2010 brought on the new radical change of lowering roster maximum from eight to six. Although this was not the first time roster limits had changed, the standard eight had been in place over a longer period of time than others.
The initial reason for change was to promote more teams in the league. It gives a fairer sense of balance with power between teams limiting the size of “Super Teams” The change so far has seemed like a good move. A lot more teams have picked up newer players and the Amateur league as a whole has splashes of newer players on each team which helps with population retention.
With a lot of teams finding it hard to field a full team, it seems people are having a hard time adjusting to the limitations. However, Administration of the League has approved, in a few cases, an extended roster to “prevent” forfeit factories from occurring. This is a blessing and a curse as it does allow teams to play their games, but it has caused grief from other teams losing to these extended rosters. (See Amateur Thread for example) I am sure Admins expected this as a few have defended this, saying they would rather not have FFs. I can see both sides of this argument evenly, but I have to side with the admins on this. I would rather keep teams around then to lose people from the league. I am confident enough that if my team is better they will win.
We will see if this helps increase in League size. If I recall correctly, Summer League is generally bigger than other leagues due to lack of school and such. The upcoming season is Summer so time shall tell.
Feel free to leave your input in the comment below. I am sure the league and admins would like to know what you think about the roster size change.