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Final rules for Auction Keeper League

Postby grammysboy » Tue Dec 30, 2003 8:26 pm

Alright, here's a compilation of what we have mostly agreed upon to this point. I have imposed my thinking on some of the areas, but as all of you know, there is no way we can ever make everyone happy about everything.
OK,
I've tried to collect as many of our thoughts as possible and posted them here for the approval of those who plan to participate in our auction.
This should probably be written as a constitution or by-laws or something, but I'm going to give them in an informal manner. If we need to make changes we can.

1. 26 player roster one each C,1B, 2B, 3B, SS, MI, and CI. Two U, five OF, nine P. A 3 player bench of two position players and one pitcher.

2. $260 Salary cap for the auction and throughout the season.

3. Players will be put on the board by the moderators and the highest bid that holds for 24 hours wins the player. Efforts should be made to mix players of varying values and positions.

4. Owners can suggest players to the moderators to be put up for auction.

5. A player must have 15 appearances the previous year to be eligible at a position. Rookies will be drafted at the position projected by at least one written source. In season, a player will become eligible after 5 appearances at a position.

6. Trading will be allowed during the draft to enable players who are low on money to get more to continue bidding.

7. Owners can not bid on players they don't have a position for.

8. Owners cannot bid more than they have. If a bid is made that will exceed the owner's $260 limit, it shall be voided. (ex: I need one OF and have spent $255. I cannot bid more than $5 on any player. My $7 bid on Ken Griffey Jr. is voided so the next highest bidder over 24 hours is the winner.

9. Players not taken in the original draft, {unauctioned free agents(UFA's)} may be picked up during the season and will go on the owner's roster at a $1 salary. Owners cannot put players on their roster unless there is an open position and unless they have at least $1 available under the salary cap. Room can be made by waiving a player who's salary is $1 or more.

10 Traded & cut players retain their auctioned salary. If a trade leaves a team with a salary in excess of $260, the owner will have to cut players and pick up $1 replacements to bring the salary back within the cap.

11. Owners may keep up to 4 players from a roster for the next year at this year's salary plus $5. However, players are only kept for two seasons (ex: I draft A-Rod for $30 this year. I can keep him next season '05 for $35. He goes back in to the pool for the '06 draft

12. Any player taken during the season that did not go through the original draft must be returned to the draft pool the next season. (ex: I pick up Dontrell June 1 for $1. He is not eligible to be kept for the next season. He can be purchased in the draft next year.

13. Players who are placed on the MLB DL will be placed on the fantasy league Injured Reserve list (IR). The owner still has all rights of ownership. He can trade him, or keep him or waive him. When the player is activated from the DL, the owner has five days to activate him on his roster. If he doesn't activate the player he will be cut to the waiver wire and eligible to be picked up by any other owner.

14. Owners will be arranged on the waiver wire by random selection. When an owner selects a player on waivers he drops to the bottom of the list.

15. This is to be a daily league with roster moves made daily. If an owner's roster is over budget or not properly filled by the time play begins that day, he will receive no stats for that day or any subsequent days until his roster and salary are correct.

16. When all teams are filled with 26 players, the auction will be over. At a point where teams are not filled and they have only enough salary to fill with $1 players, the remaining owners will finish their rosters via a snake draft. (Names of the remaining owners will be drawn randomly to establish the order.)

17. There will be a 1500 inning pitching maximum per team.

18. The teams will be rolled over into a free Yahoo Roto 5X5 league for the 2004 season.

19. The winner will have "bragging rights" here at the Cafe until the next season. In lieu of money, he/she will also earn the right to assign (tasteful) avatars for the other teams in the league. Losers must accept said avatars for a period of 30 days following the completion of the season.

I think this is most of what we have talked about. I added that avatar thing just to spice it up a little. If I have left something important off, let me know.
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Postby Madison » Wed Dec 31, 2003 4:54 am

Grammysboy wrote:A 3 player bench of two position players and one pitcher.


:-? Interesting. I've never seen a league where your bench players could only be a certain way. Hmm....

Grammysboy wrote:7. Owners can not bid on players they don't have a position for.


Since you have a bench, then how can someone be stopped from bidding on a player? :-?

Pretty good list of rules though. ;-D I'm curious to see if the avatar bet happens. :-D
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Postby grammysboy » Wed Dec 31, 2003 8:11 am

Since you have a bench, then how can someone be stopped from bidding on a player?

If an owner has won actions on even OF, for example, there would be no room for an additional OF so the owner would not be able to bid on any more. Same with pitchers, if an owner has won 10 pitcher auctions there is no room left for an additional pitcher.

Thanks for keeping track of us Mad. Can we get the board up Friday afternoon/evening to get a feel for it?
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Postby Madison » Wed Dec 31, 2003 8:16 am

I'll see what I can do about having it ready by Friday. Shouldn't be a problem, but it's up to the big guy. :-) I'll let him know that Friday would be preferable for you guys. ;-D
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