4 Keepers: 3 unrestricted, 1 add'l $1 player
Set increases in keeper salaries: $3 first year, $5 second, $10 each add'l
When a player is traded, his keeper status is traded along with him.
$290 to be auction budget; players salaries to be their purchase values. $310 to be in-season salary cap.
Players purchased at a certain value retain that value, even if waived, until repurchased the next season.
Waivers to run daily.
Waiver pickups each season to be limited to 60 per team: trades to be unlimited. Waiver pickups to be tracked via player fees (although they won't be charged).
All free agent pickups to be done via the waiver system: any player who picks a free agent up directly without using the waiver system shall forfeit the player, forfeit the transaction count, but shall have the option of having restored any players dropped, at no additional transaction cost.
All non-drafted players have in-season salary of $1 when picked up but if kept, have a second season salary of $5 plus the standard keeper increase.
After the first season, any and all changes to the scoring system requires a 7 out of 10 super-majority vote, or at least 70% of remaining members if there are any dropouts.
Loser in a season has to play treasurer in the next.
Money to be collected. Money to be paid:
First, to league fees (Sportsline).
Second, $20 to most improved, pointwise, from All-Star Break to end of the season.
Third, 75% of what's left to first place.
Fourth, the remainder (25%) to second place.
All trades vetoable by commish if they offend his sense of decency or reek of dirty dealing.
The first season, order of nominating picks to be randomly determined. After that, in ascending order of the previous season's finish.
Minor-league add-on rules:
$10 to be added to the auction budget, bringing the total available to $290.
During the draft, you may buy up to 3 minor-league (mL) players.
Players qualify for mL status if:
1) They would be eligible for the RoY in the current year; AND
2) They do not start Opening Day this year on a 25-man roster.
If an owner has too many Major League players as of Opening Day, they must drop players down to a regular, legal active roster plus reserves.
Minor-league players have a $1 salary escalation, as long as they continue to be kept as a minor-leaguer. The salary escalator is determined at Opening Day. Once a mL player ceases to be minor-league eligible, their salary escalation in the year next to be the normal $3 and then normal keeper rules apply.
Minor-league players who are kept on the minor-league roster are exempt from all normal keeper limits.
Minor-league players may be promoted during the season. However, if a mL player is promoted out of their mL spot, they may not be put back into a mL roster spot and no replacement minor-leaguer may be put there, either. That mL roster spot is effectively burned until next year's draft. Minor-leaguers who are promoted cease to be mL players and may not use the mL keeper exemptions.
MLB rules on being RoY eligible:
Determining rookie status:
A player shall be considered a rookie unless, during a previous season or seasons, he has (a) exceeded 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues; or (b) accumulated more than 45 days on the active roster of a Major League club or clubs during the period of 25-player limit (excluding time in the military service and time on the disabled list).http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/ab ... ations.jsp