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20-Team Keeper League Needs One More Manager

Postby Jobu » Mon Mar 01, 2004 10:38 am

We are a first-year, salary-based keeper league that will be using CBS SportsLine. One of our managers had to drop out, leaving us one short of 20. Roto league, 6x6 categories, $40 entry fee with all money to prizes. We have a minor league roster system, and the league is NOT for amateurs. It is very competitive and active.

If you're interested, please e-mail me at mailto:adlin@hotSPORTSnetworks.com. I will send you the full rules. For the first season, it will be a straight draft with assigned salaries based on round selected, and this team has the 9th draft position.

Thanks!
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Re: 20-Team Keeper League Needs One More Manager

Postby Jobu » Mon Mar 01, 2004 12:33 pm

Jobu wrote:We are a first-year, salary-based keeper league that will be using CBS SportsLine. One of our managers had to drop out, leaving us one short of 20. Roto league, 6x6 categories, $40 entry fee with all money to prizes. We have a minor league roster system, and the league is NOT for amateurs. It is very competitive and active.

If you're interested, please e-mail me at mailto:adlin@hotSPORTSnetworks.com. I will send you the full rules. For the first season, it will be a straight draft with assigned salaries based on round selected, and this team has the 9th draft position.

Thanks!


FYI, draft is March 20th. Following are the rules, though the minor league system will be adjusted (the minor league roster will be restricted to minor league eligible players and will be drafted at $1; they will be able to be frozen at no salary increase from year to year so long as they are still listed as a "minor leaguer" per CBS).

GRAND SLAM ÜBER SOCIETY (the “GSUS”)
RULES AND PROCEDURES
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Last Amended January 15, 2004
Version 1.03
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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1. OBJECTIVE
2. LEAGUE COMMISSIONER AND GOVERNANCE
3. TEAMS AND ROSTERS
4. ENTRANCE FEE AND AWARDS
5. FIRST YEAR'S DRAFT: THE DRAFT CONFERENCE
6. DRAFTS IN SUCCEEDING YEARS: THE ONLINE AUCTION
7. POSITION ELIGIBILITY
8. PLAYER SALARIES
9. STANDINGS AND REPORTS
10. TRANSACTIONS
11. TRADES
12. BENCH
13. DISABLED LIST
14. MINOR LEAGUE ROSTER
14. WAIVERS
16. FREE AGENT CLAIMS
17. WORK STOPPAGE
18. AMENDMENT
19. ENTIRE GOVERNING DOCUMENT
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1. OBJECTIVE

The objective of GSUS is to assemble a line-up of Major League Baseball (the “MLB”) players whose cumulative statistics during the regular season, compiled and measured by the methods described in these Rules and Procedures, exceed those of all other teams in the league.


2. LEAGUE COMMISSIONER

The league commissioner (the “Commissioner”) for the 2004 season is Adam M. Dlin (mailto:adlin@hotSPORTSnetworks.com). His duties include all those enumerated herein as well as all those incidental to such defined duties and all those normally within the purview of a fantasy/rotisserie sports league commissioner. The Commissioner and the Trade Committee (defined in Section 11 below) exclusively constitute the governing structure of GSUS, save and except where otherwise provided for herein (see, for example, Section 18 below).


3. TEAMS AND ROSTERS

GSUS consists of twenty (20) teams with an active roster (the “Active Roster”) of twenty-five (25) MLB players each.

2 [C] Catcher
1 [1B] First Baseman
1 [2B] Second Baseman
1 [3B] Third Baseman
1 [SS] Shortstop
1 [MI] Middle Infielder (2B or SS)
1 [CI] Corner Infielder (1B or 3B)
5 [OF] Outfielder
2 [UT] Utility Man (any non-Pitcher)
4 [SP] Starting Pitcher
6 [RP] Relief Pitcher

The complete roster (the “Roster”) of a GSUS team includes its Active Roster, Bench (defined in Section 12 below), Disabled List (defined in Section 13 below), and Minor League Roster (defined in Section 14 below).


4. FEES AND AWARDS

(a) The entrance fee for the 2004 GSUS season is forty US dollars ($40) per team (the “Entrance Fee”).

(b) Teams will also incur a twenty-five cent ($0.25) charge for every free agent/waiver signing (see Section 16 below), a twenty-five cent charge ($0.25) for each Activation (defined below) of a player from the Disabled List or a transfer of a player from the Disabled list to the Minor League Roster (see Section 13 below), and a one dollar ($1) charge for each Activation of a player from the Minor League Roster or a transfer of a player from the Minor League Roster to the Disabled List (collectively, the “Transactions Fees”). For the purposes of these Rules and Procedures, “Activation” refers to transfer to the Active Roster or Bench.

(c) Each team will begin the season with five dollars ($5) worth of “free” transactions. Any Transactions Fees incurred in excess of this amount will be payable as a team’s Net Transactions Fees. Teams will not enjoy any credit or other benefit should they not incur at least five dollars ($5) in Transactions Fees.

(d) Statistics service CBS SportsLine costs one hundred thirty dollars ($130). The remaining monies ($670 in entry fees and any Net Transactions Fees) will be distributed as follows:

1st Place: $335 + 50% of total Net Transactions Fees
2nd Place: $135 + 20% of total Net Transactions Fees
3rd Place: $100 + 15% of total Net Transactions Fees
4th Place: $65 + 10% of total Net Transactions Fees
5th Place: $35 + 5% of total Net Transactions Fees

(e) Entrance Fees are due prior to the first year’s draft conference/auction while Net Transactions Fees are due together with Entrance Fees prior to the auction in the MLB season following the year in which the Net Transactions Fees were incurred.

(f) If Entrance Fees and any due Net Transactions Fees of a team are not received prior to the start of the current MLB season in accordance with the payment scheme described in Subsection (e), a one dollar ($1) per day penalty fee will accrue. If at the end of thirty (30) days, the principal sum of Entrance Fees and any due Net Transactions Fees of a team remain outstanding, the Commissioner may replace said team at his discretion. Any penalty fees due will accrue up until the date of receipt of the principal sum referred to herein if payment is made online via PayPal or as of the date of postmark if payment is made via postal mail. Such penalty fees will be added to a team’s Transactions Fees for the current season.


5. FIRST YEAR'S DRAFT: THE DRAFT CONFERENCE

(a) This Section 5 refers to fulfilment of the Active Roster.

(b) An MLB player draft in the form of an online open conference will be conducted on Saturday, March 20, 2004, commencing at noon (12:00 PM) Eastern Time, using CBS SportsLine’s online draft feature.

(c) CBS SportsLine’s player pool will determine eligible players to be drafted as well as their positions. Only players on this list will be eligible to be drafted.

(d) The drafting order will be determined by lottery. The
odd-numbered round picks will proceed, in a snake-like fashion, 1-20 and for all even-numbered rounds, 20-1.

(e) Teams are required to meet the positional requirements set down herein. A team is not permitted to select a player who cannot legally fill a roster spot on its Active Roster, subject to Subsection (f) below.

(f) If applicable, players are permitted to be shifted to another position at which they qualify during the draft.

(g) Initial players' salaries will be determined based on the round a player is selected, according to the following schedule:

Round Round
Selected Salary Selected Salary
-------- ------ -------- ------
1 $ 32 14 $ 7
2 $ 28 15 $ 7
3 $ 24 16 $ 6
4 $ 20 17 $ 6
5 $ 16 18 $ 5
6 $ 15 19 $ 5
7 $ 13 20 $ 4
8 $ 12 21 $ 4
9 $ 11 22 $ 3
10 $ 10 23 $ 3
11 $ 9 24 $ 2
12 $ 8 25 $ 2
13 $ 8


6. DRAFTS IN SUCCEEDING YEARS: THE ONLINE AUCTION

(a) This Section 6 refers to fulfilment of the Active Roster.

(b) In each year after the first, an auction will be held. Each team will be allotted two hundred sixty fantasy dollars ($260) to spend on its twenty-five (25) players. Each team must re-sign between eight (8) and sixteen (16) players, inclusive, from its final rosters of the previous year, at a four dollar ($4) raise in individual salary.

(c) If GSUS is short of managers, any new managers have the option of starting with no players and two hundred sixty fantasy dollars ($260) to spend or retaining an established team that was abandoned. If any teams remain managerless, all of their players will be released into the auction.

(d) On or before the Freeze List Deadline (defined below), each GSUS team is required to submit its freeze list containing the names, roster position, new salaries, and MLB team of the players it wants to withhold from the auction. Anyone on a fantasy roster can be frozen. Each team can also list up to five (5) players as “toppers”. During the auction's first eight (8) rounds, the team would have the final bid on his “toppers”.

(e) The Freeze List Deadline is approximately one (1) week before the auction. CBS SportsLine’s player eligibility list is the official source for nominatable players in the auction.

(f) During the auction, the status of all MLB players will remain frozen.

(g) Nomination order begins in reverse order of the previous season's standings and repeats this sequence in every round. The nominating team must state a name, position, and MLB team and an opening bid of at least one dollar ($1).

(i) Players up for bid must:

(A) Be on the CBS SportsLine eligibility list; and
(B) Fulfill position eligibility requirements.

(ii) Bidding proceeds for one round, with each team, in bidding order, either passing, or raising the bid by at least one dollar ($1).

(iii) After the last bid, the opening bidder may raise the highest bid.

(iv) If the team holding topper rights is able to do so, it may then “top” the final bid (i.e., bid one dollar ($1) more than the previous high bid).

(h) A team may not make a bid it cannot afford. A team must always have enough money to buy a complete Active Roster.

(i) Teams must meet the positional requirements set down herein. A team may not bid on a player who cannot legally fill a roster spot on its Active Roster, subject to Subsection (j) below.

(j) If applicable, players are permitted to be shifted to another position at which they qualify during the auction.

(k) After round eight (8), or otherwise at the Commissioner’s discretion, an endgame draft will commence in order to speed up the auction toward a timely ending.

(i) At the beginning of round nine (9), or otherwise at the Commissioner’s discretion, the Commissioner will define what the initial purchase price is depending on the funds left of the two (2) or more teams with the largest budgets.

(ii) The endgame draft order is the same as the nominations order.

(iii) Any team can draft a player at the initial price during the first endgame round.

(iv) If a team passes once, he cannot buy another player at that price.

(v) The drafting sequence repeats at the initial price for all remaining teams.

(vi) Once the last team passes in the initial price round, that price reduces by one dollar ($1).

(vii) The cycle starts again at the (current round price-$1) level.

(viii) Some teams may not have enough funds to purchase players until later rounds.

(ix) At the one dollar ($1) round, the draft will continue until all rosters are complete.


7. POSITION ELIGIBILITY

(a) To qualify at a position, a player must have appeared at said position at least fifteen (15) times in the previous MLB season or at least five (5) times in the current MLB season. Eligibility rules do not apply to pitchers. Statistics service CBS SportsLine is the ultimate authority for positional designation.

(b) Positional requirements demand that a fantasy roster cannot
have open positions at any time during the regular season. Teams will not accumulate statistics for days where their Active Roster and Bench are not full and reflective of the positional requirements set down herein.

(c) After the conclusion of the season until the Freeze List Deadline, there are no positional requirements.


8. PLAYER SALARIES

(a) Once the first year’s draft conference/auction is over, total team salaries (inclusive of the Active Roster, Bench, Disabled List, and Minor League Roster) must remain at or below three hundred seventy-five dollars ($375) until the end of the season.

(b) A Free Agent is any player who becomes eligible to be
claimed by a GSUS team. The salaries of Free Agents are as follows:

(i) One (1) full day waiver period (within one (1) full day of the end of the first year’s draft conference/auction, free agent called up from minors to an MLB team, or waiver of an active player from a GSUS team):

= $6 or last salary (whichever is higher).

(ii) First come-first served claim (player availability beyond the one full (1) day waiver period):

= $1 or last salary (whichever is higher).

(c) Individual player salaries increase by four dollars ($4) after the season is over.


9. STANDINGS AND REPORTS

(a) The following criteria are used to determine team performance:

Batting Categories:
Runs
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
Stolen Bases
Batting Average
Walk-to-Strikeout Ratio

Pitching Categories:
Wins
Holds
Saves
Strikeouts
Earned Run Average
(Walks + Hits) / Innings Pitched

(b) Teams accumulate statistics based on the cumulative performance of players on their Active Roster only. The performance of active MLB players while on a team’s Bench (defined in Section 12 below), Disabled List (defined in Section 13 below), or Minor League Roster (defined in Section 14 below) does not count.

(c) Active pitchers will not accumulate statistics in Batting Categories, if any, while active non-pitchers will not accumulate statistics in Pitching Categories, if any.

(d) There are no minimum or maximum thresholds or penalties with respect to a GSUS team’s cumulative at bats, innings pitched, appearances, or the like.

(e) Standings are calculated using the “rotisserie” scoring system, i.e., teams are ranked from 1 to 20 in each category and allotted points based on their rank, 20 for first, 19 for second, and so on. A team’s total “points” is its cumulative scoring rank in all of the categories enumerated in Subsection (a), above.

(f) In cases of ties in total points, a team's final place in the standings shall be determined by head-to-head comparisons in all categories (the team with a greater rank in the majority of the categories ranking higher).

(g) In the event that the application of Subsection (f), above, results in a tie (i.e., six (6) categories apiece), final positioning will be based on a head-to-head comparison of Earned Run Average.


10. TRANSACTIONS

(a) Transactions, including trades, free agent/waiver claims, and line-up changes, may be made on a daily basis. All transactions must be completed by the Clearing Time (defined below) in order to be effective for that day. Transactions made after the Clearing Time will not be effective until the following day. The “Clearing Time” is defined as noon (12:00 PM) Eastern Time.

(b) GSUS transactions must be made pursuant to and using CBS SportsLine’s Web site interface.


11. TRADES

(a) From immediately after the completion of the first year’s draft conference/auction until the last Clearing Time before Wednesday, September 1, 2004 (the “Trade Deadline”), GSUS teams are free to make trades. Trades can resume after the end of the regular MLB season until the Freeze List Deadline of the next season.

(b) Trade transactions should be accompanied/followed by all necessary balancing moves and waiver/claims by all parties involved in the trade in respect of Subsection 7(b), above.

(c) The offering or trading of “future considerations”, fantasy "money", real money, draft picks or auction positions, future action, or any other consideration not explicit in the trade itself is prohibited.

(d) A trade will be voided if all members of the Trade Committee (defined below) voice their opinion that said trade ought to be reversed within forty-eight (48) hours of the trade being made.

(e) The Trade Committee shall only overturn trades where there is clear evidence or strong suspicion of collusion or other like behaviour or where there is undisputed and unacceptable disparity in the level of talent exchanged, having regard to all factors such as the relative teams’ competitiveness and the respective players’ skill level, age, GSUS salary, MLB team and contract status, and health.

(f) The Trade Committee consists of five (5) managers selected by the Commissioner at the conclusion of the first year’s draft conference/auction. Proven and perceived level of activity and league seniority are the Commissioner’s guiding, but not sole, criteria.

(i) In a trade involving one or more of the members of the Trade Committee, he or she or they shall be deemed to abstain from any review or opinion.

(ii) If one or more members of the Trade Committee are absent or do otherwise not respond within the 48-hour period provided for in Subsection (d), above, whether due to the operation of Paragraph (i), above, or otherwise, the trade may be voided provided all other members of the Trade Committee respond.

(iii) In no circumstances will a trade be voided pursuant to Paragraph (ii), above, if fewer than three (3) members of the Trade Committee respond.

(iv) The Commissioner shall not be on the Trade Committee.

(g) In special circumstances, the Commissioner may extend the 48-hour period provided for in Subsection (d), above.

(h) If a trade is overturned pursuant to the operation of these provisions, such reversal will be effective the day of the initial purported transaction, i.e., it will be as if the trade never occurred.

(i) The Trade Committee for the 2004 season is made up of the managers of ●.


12. BENCH

(a) Each team’s Roster includes a Bench of five (5) Players.

(b) Bench players may be of any position.

(c) An initial five (5) player Bench of each team will be selected at the conclusion of the first year’s draft conference/auction. In the same snake-like fashion, a straight draft will occur.

(d) Bench players selected at the conclusion of the first year’s draft conference/auction will be assigned salaries of one dollar ($1).

(e) Bench players selected at the conclusion of the first year’s draft conference/auction must appear on the CBS SportsLine player eligibility list.

(f) The salaries of Bench players count for the purposes of Subsection 8(a), above.

(g) Players may be moved between the Active Roster and the Bench at the discretion of each team; there is no cost or penalty for use of the Bench, save and except for where a player is transferred from the Disabled List (see Section 13 below) or the Minor League Roster (see Section 14 below) directly to the Bench, and not the Active Roster.

(h) Bench positions may not be filled by the freezing of players from year to year. If a team wishes to freeze a player appearing on his Bench at the end of the regular season, he must be frozen in an eligible position on the Active Roster.

(i) For the purposes of this Section 12, Subsection 7(b), above, applies (five (5) Bench positions must remain filled at all times during the regular season).


13. DISABLED LIST

(a) A team may place any player on its Disabled List only if the player is on the official Disabled List of an MLB team as reflected by statistics service CBS SportsLine.

(b) A team may have a maximum of five (5) Disabled List players at any time. If a team already has five (5) Disabled List players, and wishes to reserve another player, it must release a player currently on its Disabled List, Activate a player currently on its Disabled List, or transfer a player currently on its Disabled List to its Minor League Roster (see Section 14 below).

(c) There is a transaction charge of twenty-five cents ($0.25) for Activating a player from the Disabled List and for transferring a player from the Disabled List to the Minor League Roster (see Section 14 below). There is no charge for placing a player on the Disabled List.

(d) For the purposes of this Section 13, Subsection 7(b), above, does not apply (up to a maximum of five (5) players, a team may have as few or as many Disabled List players on its Roster at all times during the regular season).


14. MINOR LEAGUE ROSTER

(a) A team may place any player on its Minor League Roster, whether or not he is officially designated as a minor league player by his MLB team or statistics service CBS SportsLine.

(b) A team may have a maximum of five (5) Minor League Roster players at any time. If a team already has five (5) Minor League Roster players, and wishes to reserve another player, it must release a player currently on its Minor League Roster, Activate a player currently on its Minor League Roster, or transfer a player currently on its Minor League Roster to its Disabled List (see Section 13 above).

(c) There is a transaction charge of one dollar ($1) for Activating a player from the Minor League Roster and for transferring a player from the Minor League Roster to the Disabled List (see Section 13 above). There is no charge for placing a player on the Minor League Roster.

(d) For the purposes of this Section 14, Subsection 7(b), above, does not apply (up to a maximum of five (5) players, a team may have as few or as many Minor League Roster players on its Roster at all times during the regular season).


15. WAIVERS

(a) Any team may waive (release) any player on its team at
any time so long as roster balance is maintained (see Subsection 7(b), above).

(b) Waived players become subject to the one (1) full day waiver process outlined in Paragraph 8(b)(i), above, and then upon expiry of the one (1) full day period, the first come-first served process described in Paragraph 8(b)(ii), above.

(c) For team statistics, all waivers and claims are effective as of the day of games immediately following the appropriate Clearing Time (see Subsection 10(a), above).


16. FREE AGENT CLAIMS

(a) Teams may claim any player listed on the CBS SportsLine availability list not already on a GSUS team. In order to claim a player, teams must follow all rules and procedures in Section 10, above.

(b) At the conclusion of the first year’s draft conference/auction, the original waiver order will be set as the reverse order of the first year’s draft conference/auction. After a team makes a successful waiver claim, it is placed at the bottom of the waiver order. The waiver order never resets during the season; it runs continuously all season long. The team with the highest waiver rank will receive its first requested player.

(c) First come-first served free agents are considered to be any player already placed in the in-season CBS SportsLine available players list as well as players who have gone unclaimed during their waiver periods. These free agents are not subject to delay and are complete upon processing (see Paragraph 8(b)(ii), above, for assigned salaries).

(c) All other free agents are subject to the waiver process. These players include:

(i) Players who are released by a GSUS team become free agents and are available upon the completion of the transaction releasing said player;

(ii) Players promoted from the minors; and

(iii) Players otherwise added to the in-season CBS SportsLine player availability list.

(d) Upon a player's addition to the in-season CBS SportsLine player availability list, the waiver process begins. This process is handled by CBS SportsLine and is subject to the rules and procedures contained in Section 8.

(e) The assignment of salary to players claimed on waivers is described in Subsection 8(b), above.

(f) There is a transaction charge of twenty-five cents ($0.25) for claiming a player from waivers or adding a free agent. There is no charge for releasing or waiving a player.


17. WORK STOPPAGE

(a) In the event of an MLB work stoppage during the regular season, all transactions and related activity will be frozen. If the regular season resumes, activity shall resume upon such official announcement from the MLB. If the regular season does not resume, standings will be deemed final and official as of the date of the work stoppage.

(b) In the event of an MLB work stoppage before the commencement of the regular season, all transactions and related activity will be frozen until an official pronouncement by the MLB as to the status of the MLB season. If the season is to commence in full or shortened, these Rules and Procedures will govern.

(c) If a work stoppage makes for the cancellation of one (1) or more full MLB seasons, the Commissioner, in consultation with all teams, will discuss and decide whether to amend certain of the rules and procedures provided for herein (e.g., entry fees, player salary increases, number of required freezes, toppers).


18. AMENDMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

(a) From time to time these Rules and Procedures will require amendment. The Commissioner has ultimate authority to make incidental amendments but is expected to discuss any additions, changes, and deletions with all teams. Material amendments require the approval of at least two-thirds (2/3) of teams.

(b) The Commissioner has ultimate authority to administer these Rules and Procedures. Any items of material administration, e.g., the replacement of inactive teams and the implementation of sanctions, require the approval of at least two-thirds (2/3) of teams.


19. ENTIRE GOVERNING DOCUMENT

These Rules and Procedures constitute the entire governing document among and between the Commissioner and all teams and supersede all prior negotiations, representations, or agreements relating thereto, except to the extent that they are expressly incorporated herein. Unless otherwise provided for herein, no amendments, changes, alterations, or modifications of these Rules and Procedures shall be effective unless explicitly implemented and agreed to in conformance with Subsection 17(a), above.
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Re: 20-Team Keeper League Needs One More Manager

Postby Jobu » Wed Mar 03, 2004 10:07 am

Jobu wrote:We are a first-year, salary-based keeper league that will be using CBS SportsLine. One of our managers had to drop out, leaving us one short of 20. Roto league, 6x6 categories, $40 entry fee with all money to prizes. We have a minor league roster system, and the league is NOT for amateurs. It is very competitive and active.

If you're interested, please e-mail me at mailto:adlin@hotSPORTSnetworks.com. I will send you the full rules. For the first season, it will be a straight draft with assigned salaries based on round selected, and this team has the 9th draft position.

Thanks!


Bump. Still looking for that one.
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Re: 20-Team Keeper League Needs One More Manager

Postby Jobu » Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:39 am

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Re: 20-Team Keeper League Needs One More Manager

Postby Jobu » Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:08 am

Jobu wrote:BUMP
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Re: 20-Team Keeper League Needs One More Manager

Postby Jobu » Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:27 am

Jobu wrote:
Jobu wrote:BUMP
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