Going forward, teams that are expired or abandoned in Ottoneu Fantasy Baseball private leagues will not be listed on the abandoned or expired team lists. This change will be coming to Ottoneu Fantasy Football very soon.
In the baseball commissioner tools, you can now change a league from public to private and vice-versa at any time:
I made this change based on feedback from a number of you that run private leagues and expected more control over who would be allowed to join. If you want to open your league up to the public, you can at any time and change it back to private once your available teams are claimed.