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Postby jf1881 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:46 pm

We are currently trying to establish a 20 team dynasty league and have a couple open spots left. The rules are posted at jf1881.proboards.com and are subject to change as we have a meeting this weekend to discuss. Its $25 buy in for yahoo premium site fees and prizes at the end of the season. If you are interested, email me at adblcommish@gmail.com and I will give you access to register for the message board.
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Re: Looking for dedicated fantasy baseball owners!!!

Postby jf1881 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:58 pm

2010 American Dynasty Baseball League - Constitution


Overview

Buy in will be $25 per season to pay for CBS league fees and for prize money. All money will be collected using paypal. We will use proboards for the message boards and all league business and use CBS for the league standings.


Initial Player Acquistion

In the first year of the league, players will initially be acquired through two drafts: an Entry Draft that includes all eligible Major League players and a Minor League draft that includes players that are either current minor leaguers or MLB rookies. A similar draft format will used in subsequent seasons, but small adjustments will be made to account for existing contracts, roster size, league expansion, etc.

Entry Draft

* Slow Auction style draft at www.couchmanager.com
* All free agents with at least one game played in the previous MLB season eligible for selection
* Order in which names are presented for bidding will be done 2 players per team at a time. As bidding ends on a player, a new player will be presented by the appropriate owner
* In inaugural season, teams will have $280 to spend. In subsequent seasons, teams’ available auction dollars will be calculated as the difference between $280 and their contractually obligated annual salaries
* Winning bid amount becomes player’s salary
The minimum bid on a player is $1, as is the minimum incremental raise
* Players acquired in the free agent draft are signed to one year contracts and then teams have the option to extend the players contract to up to 5 years including year drafted.
* At the conclusion of the entry draft, owners will decide which players they want to sign to multi-year contracts. The total number of committed contract years, excluding the current season, cannot exceed 50 on April 1st, or December 1st every year.
* That players salary will be done on a scale for the years following original year as follows:


Year 1 Bid Value
Year 2 Bid + $1
Year 3 Bid + $2
Year 4 Bid + $4
Year 5 Bid + $6


Minor League Draft


* Seeded draft. Random selection, 5 round draft in the inaugural season. Subsequent seasons order based on inverse standings, with order repeating round-to-round (i.e., will not “snake”). Number of rounds in subsequent seasons to be determined based on year end minor league roster size. Draft to be conducted through proboards
* Player pool limited to those players that would be classified as rookies if they were to play in the major leagues in the upcoming season
* Availability of minor league players in CBS database is unknown at this point. Minor league players will be tracked separately until they can be added to a team’s roster through the site.
* Teams may carry up to 20 minor league players at any given time.
* Players acquired in minor league draft are signed to one year contracts
* Each team will have 25 contract years to spread amongst their minor league roster. These years will be tracked separately from the active roster’s contract years and will only be enforced at the two annual check in periods (April 1 and December 1)
* Contract years will be added back to available minor league pool as players are promoted to the active roster, waived, etc.
* Players acquired through the minor league draft do not count against the current year’s salary cap
* The minor league draft order may be adjusted based on change in team ownership and/or league expansion


Roster

All rosters will comprise of an Active Bench and Minor Leagues. Additionally, a small Disabled List will be available for injured players

Active Bench: 20 Players

* Catcher (1)
* First Base (1)
* Second Base (1)
* Short Stop (1)
* Third Base (1)
* Left Field (1)
* Center Field (1)
* Right Field (1)
* Utility (1)
* Starting Pitcher (3)
* Relief Pitcher (3)
* Bench (5)


Minor Leagues:

* 20 Players Max (No Min)


Disabled List:

* 2 players (must be on real life DL to qualify)


The 5 bench players can be any combination of positions an owner wants to have on his roster. Player positional eligibility will be determined by CBS’s rules:

* Players are eligible at their primary position, plus positions they've played 20 games last year or 5 games this year.
* Pitchers gain eligibility at Starting Pitcher with 5 starts last year or 5 starts this year. Pitchers gain eligibility at Relief Pitcher with 10 relief appearances last year or 10 relief appearances this year.


Scoring

The league will use Head-to-Head Points scoring in weekly match ups against 4 teams at a time and will include the following scoring categories:

* Offensive Categories –
Single 1
Double 2
Triples 3
Walks 1
Caught Stealing -1
Errors -0.5
Hit by Pitch 1
Home Runs 4
Strikeouts -1
RBI 1
SB 1
Total Bases 0.5
Runs 1
Hit for cycle 10

* Pitching Categories -
Balks -0.5
Walks Issued -0.5
Blown Saves -2
Earned Runs -1
Hits Allowed -0.5
Holds 3
Innings 0.5
Strikeouts 1
No-Hitters 20
Pick Offs 5
Quality Starts 10
Saves 3
Shutouts 10
Wild Pitches -0.5


Scoring will only be counted for players activated prior to a specific day’s games.
The following positions may be filled from the active roster prior to each game:

* First Base (1)
* Second Base (1)
* Short Stop (1)
* Third Base (1)
* Left Field (1)
* Center Field (1)
* Right Field (1)
* Utility (1)
* Starting Pitcher (3)
* Relief Pitcher (3)


Players slotted into these positions that don’t play on a given day will score 0 points

All scoring will be based on the results posted by CBS. If any scoring irregularities are found, owners will need to contact the Commissioner for next steps and/or resolution.


Acquiring Players

In Season
During the season, players can be added to a roster via free agency or waiver wire pick ups, through trades, as disabled list replacements, or through minor league call ups

* Free Agents: Players not on another owner’s team.
* Waivers: Players that have been dropped by another team. If player is picked up by another owner during the waiver period, they will be obligated to any remaining terms of the player’s contract. Waiver wire claim order will be based on the inverse of the current league standings. If the player clears waivers, then the original team has to take the remainder of the contract owed.
* Trades: Must be reviewed by the Commissioner and other owners. Teams must have the necessary in-season salary cap space to complete the trade.
* Disabled List Replacements: If a player goes on the DL, they may be replaced with a free agent or waiver wire replacement. When they are activated, a roster spot will need to be cleared
* Minor League Call Ups: Players promoted from the twenty man minor league bench


Pre Season
Prior to the start of the season, players can be acquired through the free agent or minor league drafts, or via trade


Dropping Players

In Season
Players can be dropped at any time during the season; however, if they have contracted salary dollars and/or years still owed in future years, they will count against salary cap. Players on the minor league roster cannot be dropped in season, but may be dropped if they have been called up to the active roster and signed to major contract.

After Season
Players with expired contracts and any minor leaguers may be dropped without penalty at the conclusion of each season.


Keeping Players

Teams will be allowed to keep as many players as they are able to fit under the $280 salary cap and 50 contract years cap heading into the annual free agent draft. Individual roster sizes may vary based on player salaries and contract terms.

When a player’s contract expires, the owner will have three choices:

1. Pick up the player’s one year option: This is a one-time option year and will be paid out at the player’s last annual salary + 20%. Picking up the player’s option prevents the team from offering a long term contract at the end of the season. The team may bid on the player again after he enters free agency, but they will not receive draft pick compensation if they lose him.
2. Sign player to a long term contract: This new contract will have a starting base salary that equals the salary the player received in the last year of his previous contract. The contract may be signed for up to 5 additional years, with each year adding to the annual salary. Escalators in the salary structure will raise the annual payout if the contract extends the player to 6-10 years without free agency. Using the example above, a 5 year extension would result in the following:

Year 6 Year 5 Salary + $3
Year 7 Year 5 Salary + $6
Year 8 Year 5 Salary + $9
Year 9 Year 5 Salary + $13
Year 10 Year 5 Salary + $17


Players may be signed to unlimited long term contracts within these parameters. Year 10 escalators (+ $4) will apply to all years beyond.
3. Release player to free agent pool: A player with an expired contract can be outright released to the free agent pool. The team releasing the player can attempt to resign the player during the auction draft. If the player is offered a contract equal in annual salary to what they had in their last season, but the owner is outbid, the new team will provide draft position compensation to the old team (see notes below)


Players picked up during the season through the free agent pool are eligible for keeper status, but have a unique set of rules:

1. Pick up player option: This is a one-time contract for an additional year of service. The player salary will increase to $2 for this one season and the player will not be eligible for a long term contract at the conclusion of the season. Draft compensation will not be award should the player be lost to in free agent bidding.
2. Sign player to a long term contract: Similar to other long term contract rules. The starting salary will be based on a $1 contract.
3. Release player to free agent pool: A player with an expired contract can be outright released to the free agent pool. The team releasing the player can attempt to resign the player during the auction draft. If the player is offered a contract equal in annual salary to what they had in their last season, but the owner is outbid, the new team will provide draft position compensation to the old team (see notes below)


Free agent players picked up during the season must be on a team’s active roster by the trade deadline to be eligible for a player option or long term contract. Free agent players picked up after the trade deadline must be released to the free agent pool at the end of the season. Draft compensation will not awarded to teams that unsuccessfully attempt to resign the player through free agent bidding.


Free Agent Compensation

If a team attempts to resign a free agent player to a contract equal in salary to what they had in their last season on the team, but loses out to another team’s bid, they will receive minor league draft compensation. Using Elias season ending player rankings (e.g., A, B), old team will be awarded:

* New team’s first or second round draft pick, as appropriate
* Sandwich pick between rounds, as appropriate


Minor League Players

A team may carry up to twenty minor league players annually.

* Minor league players may be kept on a minor league roster indefinitely
* Players are drafted with a salary of $0, which does not count against the $280 salary cap
* A minor league player called up to an active roster in our league loses his minor league eligibility.
* After a player has been called up to the active roster, he is assigned a salary of $1, is given a 1 year contract, which counts against the in-season salary cap.


At the end of the season in which a minor leaguer was called up the active roster, one of the three year end decisions will need to occur:

1. Sign to a one year option: If signed to an option year, minor league players will have a salary of $2. They will not be eligible to be signed to a long term contract at the conclusion of the second year and will enter the free agent pool.
2. Sign to a long term contract: If signed to a long term contract, the player’s salary will be based on $1 (plus dollars for contract length), consistent with long term contract rules for active roster players
3. Release to the free agent pool


Deadlines

All teams will be required to comply with a handful of specific deadlines throughout the season. Any changes to these, or any other, dates will be communicated to all owners.

* Salary cap and contract years compliance: April 1 and December 1
* League Fees due: January 29, 2010
* Trade Deadline: August 19, 2010


Salary Cap

The salary cap limit of $280 will be enforced on April 1 and December 1 of every season and expand to $350 in season. Dollars counted against the cap will include all contractually obligated dollars, including salaries still owed to players not on the current roster.


Teams and Divisions

There will be 20 teams in the league, randomly divided into 4 divisions of 5 teams, with the top 2 in every division making the playoffs rank based on end of regular season standings. 1 plays 8, 2 plays 7, so on.
Team names will be a city that is in your region(division) and any name you choose.


Prizes

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be rewarded. 1st place also gets to choose a prize from yahoo for the league victory if eligible. See CBS rules for eligibility.


League Expansion

In the event that the league expands, the following guidelines are tentatively planned to add teams:

* New teams will start with the same $280 salary cap and 60 contract years as existing teams
* All existing teams will be required to protect 10 players (max) from their December 1 roster
* New teams will be able to select 1 unprotected player, per team, to add to their roster. If said player was under contract, the new team will be required to meet any remaining contractual obligations
* New teams will be slotted at the top of the minor league draft for all rounds


Team Ownership Changes

In the event that the owner of team decides to leave the league, the following guidelines are tentatively planned to facilitate the change:

* New owners will inherit the existing team, as is, including players and contracts
* New owners will be allowed to drop any players, without penalty, prior to the annual free agent draft. Releasing these players to the free agent pool will wipe clean any remaining contractual obligations owed by the team
* New owners will be slotted between new teams (if league expands) and existing teams in all rounds of the minor league draft.


Governance

Commissioner’s Role
Recognizing the rules stated above will not cover every issue that may arise, the Commissioner may and will make adjustments as needed. While owners should raise concerns and provide feedback when ambiguous situations arise, the Commissioner will make all final decisions.

Voting Rights
All owners will have voting rights on league decisions, when applicable. It is up to each owner to exercise their voting rights if they want to contribute towards league decisions. Failure to vote will indicate agreement with the majority.

Dynasty League Evolution
Any and all rules will be reviewed at the conclusion of each season. Any changes to league rules will require majority vote of league owners and/or the Commissioner’s approval. New rules and additions will be added to this document for use in subsequent years.

Illegal Moves
All illegal player moves made by a league member will be nullified. For an illegal draft pick, the player will be immediately released back into the free agent pool. For an illegal roster move, the transaction will be nullified and any affected statistics will be recalculated back to the date of the offense.

Collusion
Any owners found colluding will be dismissed immediately, and their transactions will be reversed.


If you have any questions or are interested in joining, send me a email to adblcommish@gmail.com. Thanks
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Re: Looking for dedicated fantasy baseball owners!!!

Postby bigjimblue » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:10 pm

Is this a Yahoo or a CBS league? It refers to both.
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Re: Looking for dedicated fantasy baseball owners!!!

Postby jf1881 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:34 pm

CBS sorry
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