We are in need of 4 new owners for our year 3 season of the YEL (Yahoo “Expert” League). The league is free and there are 4 teams to choose from each of which you can pick and choose your not-to-exceed $100 keeper players for this season. Teams will be allotted a combination of the order of response and your yahoo baseball ranking (you need to provide me the yahoo id your using). Please read the following rules and see if this will be of interest to you.
We’re currently migrating to a new board for league management and are in the process of ironing out the final 2009 rules, so if you want to be part of the process…
Respond here and/or Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
12-14 Team League
Head-to-Head with Daily moves
6X6 (R, HR, RBI, AVG, SB, TotB) (W, S, ERA, WHIP, SO, Holds)
Position Eligibility: per Yahoo! Rules
26 Players on roster
- 1 Catcher
- 1 First Baseman
- 1 Second Baseman
- 1 Third Baseman
- 1 Shortstop
- 1 CI
- 1 MI
- 3 Outfielders
- 1 Utility
- 5 SP
- 3 RP
- 1 P
- 2 DL
-Bench: 6 players
The Auction: Your team has a $260 yearly budget to purchase your 26 players. At least $1 must be spent on each of the 26 players. Each owner must conclude the auction with a full roster of 26 players conforming to the roster requirements set out above.
Player Eligibility: Players may be purchased in the auction from Major and Minor League teams, but Minor Leaguers must be available in the Yahoo! player database. Japanese players with MLB contracts are allowed to be taken in the auction. Minor leaguers purchased during the auction will be treated as Major Leaguers, and must fill a roster spot.
Trades During Auction: You may not trade your auction dollars during the draft, but you may trade already drafted players.
During the season there is no salary cap. This is to promote trading and allow teams to build up for championship runs, or to go into rebuilding mode.
Each year you may keep players who’s total values do not exceed $100. Each kept player will have the following raise in salary.
$1-$10 players receive a $5 raise
$11-$20 players receive a $4 raise
$20+ receive a $3 raise.
The above raises must be taken into account when determining your keeper players cap of $100.
Players who were added as Un-Auctioned Free Agents automatically have a salary of $5.
Players Eligible: Free agents are players who are currently on the yahoo database. Manage your waiver priority wisely to have a chance at the “next Ryan Braun”. Minor Leaguers cannot be acquired through free agency. Rosters will be frozen after the league playoffs, and may not be changed by any method other than a trade.
Players that are released keep the same salary for the remainder of the year regardless of which team picks them up. Un-Auctioned player pick-ups may be kept for the next year at a salary of $10, ($5 for 2010). Auctioned player pickups may be retained the following year for their original auction price + the applicable raise.
Auction Trades: You may not trade your auction dollars during the draft, but you may trade already drafted players. Minor League draft picks and players on your minor league roster may be traded.
Season Trades: In-season trades must result in balanced rosters for all participating
teams. If a trade is unbalanced, releasing/adding of a player must be stated at the time of the trade. Rosters shall be frozen after the league playoffs, and may not be changed by any method other than a trade.
Offseason Trades: Trades shall be allowed during the offseason following the conclusion of the MLB World Series up until the date which keepers are due. No balancing of rosters is required for offseason trades.
Questionable trades will be voted upon by league. 50% against the trade will be a veto
6 top teams make the playoffs with #1 and #2 getting a bye.
The final is a 2 week matchup.
FARM TEAMS / MINOR LEAGUES:
Once a Farm Team (FT) player is drafted he’s yours until he reaches his 130th AB or 50th IP at which point he obviously will be listed in the yahoo database. If you haven’t called him up by then he’s a FA.
FT players and picks can be traded but no team can have more than 5 players on their FT at any one point.
Adding a FT player to your regular yahoo roster eliminates him from your FT and allows you to participate in the next FT draft. If you have no open FT spots then you can drop a FT player so as to open up a spot.
FT players cost nothing to keep as long as they are on your FT.
Called up FT players can be protected for $3