1. Would the league consider moving to a head-to-head points league?
I was just thinking about this the other day myself. But if you're dead set against it, that's fine, and I certainly don't want to join another league.
Runs Created (RC) as a hitter's stat.
wRC+ is a rate stat based on Runs Created, so for the most part you don't see RC by themselves. But you can think of RC as roughly the hitting component of WAR, without the 'above average' and positional adjustments.
So RC would (I think) be a replacement for OBP and/or SLG, in that in gives a more accurate weighting to different events (e.g. a HR is generally not worth 4x a single). If you're familiar with the ottoneu fantasy system, it uses linear weights, which is the same concept (I'm not sure if RC uses the same weights).
Personally, I don't think it makes sense to go with a stat like this unless we want to completely overhaul what we're currently using and go full-on sabremetric ala ottoneu.
Replace Win (W) with Pitching Team Wins (PTW).
Assuming this works as I'd expect, this would overrate relievers. Any reliever coming into a game would have a baseline 50-50 shot at a W, so their accumulation would outweigh that of the starters.
However, I think that we should consider dropping the DH spot from the lineup. Filling C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, 2B/SS, 1B/3B, OFx4, and DH is really difficult.
Just to be contrary, I'll say we should not only keep this, we should split OF1, OF2, and OF3 into LF, CF, RF, keeping OF4 as a flex OF equivalent to CI & MI
NO,NO,NO,NO!!!! This league shall not even get a whiff of defense.