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Postby sixto62 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:40 am

Here is the scenario in a nutshell (probably not for the faint of heart)...


Start of season...

Roster Spot 1: Pitcher A
Roster Spot 2: Pitcher B

Week 1...

MLB: Pitcher A goes on DL.
Owner: Reserves Pitcher A, Adds FA Pitcher C.

Result--

Roster Spot 1: Pitcher C – Pitcher A (DL)
Roster Spot 2: Pitcher B

Week 2...

MLB: Pitcher C goes on DL.
Owner: Reserves Pitcher C, Adds FA Pitcher D.

Result--

Roster Spot 1: Pitcher D – Pitcher C (DL) – Pitcher A (DL)
Roster Spot 2: Pitcher B

Week 3...

MLB: Pitcher B goes on DL, Pitcher A returns from DL. Pitcher C still on DL.
Owner: Pitcher B is reserved, Pitcher A is activated.

Result--

Roster Spot 1: Pitcher D – Pitcher C (DL)
Roster Spot 2: Pitcher A – Pitcher B (DL)


And now the point of contention:


The Commissioner claims that Pitcher C must automatically be dropped as a result of the last move, since Pitcher A was initially linked to that pitcher and has since been activated. The owner is stuck with Pitcher D for the rest of the year in that roster spot.


The Owner claims that Pitcher C remains tied to the roster spot since he was replaced by Pitcher D when he went on the DL. Since Pitcher C is still on the DL, he is still reserved and linked to Pitcher D.

What is the correct call here?
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Re: current roster debate - please help!

Postby Knights » Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:41 am

Does your league have written rules or a consititution?
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Postby Bloody Sox » Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:23 am

If the rule is not clearly stated, then you need to defer to the website you use, which I assume says that the owner (not the commissioner) is correct. I can't imagine why Player C is linked to Player A unless it is specifically stated in your league rules. If you have two DL spots, it should not matter who replaced who.
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Postby nyrblue2 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:02 pm

Yea, unless it clearly states it in your league rules, he should be allowed to keep pitcher C. The 2 DL slots don't get assigned to a specific roster slot.
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Re: current roster debate - please help!

Postby sixto62 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:39 pm

Knights wrote:Does your league have written rules or a consititution?


Here is what the constitution says:

"
When the reserved player returns, the owner has 1 full week plus the partial week to decide which of the 2 players he will waive. Failure to notify the commissioner will result in the reserved player being waived. A player reinstated from the reserve list may not replace anyone else on the owners roster accept the replacement player, unless there is a natural opening on his roster (ie: injury or demotion of another player) and the reserve player qualifies at that position.
"

Which in this case, is Pitcher A moving into the "natural opening" as a result of Pitcher B going on the DL. But nowhere else in the constitution does it specifically address what happens in this scenario regarding Player C.
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