There will be a 15 man minors system. Drafted in non snake format every offseason, before the majors draft. There will be a hard slotting price for each pick made. Here are the price slots:
This price will be your cap hit for that specific player while they are still in minors. It's a total of 7M towards your overall cap. once a player reaches the 130/50 limit they will be promoted or released. their majors contract will be based on their current BA preseason rank. #1-25 $4M, #26-74 $3M, #75-100 $2M, Unranked $1M. the first season they reach 130/50 will also start their arb period. which is 6 years of controlled service time. once a player hits 3 consecutive years of min. 130/50 they are eligible for a raise. if they are arb elig going into year 4 and rank top 5 in their primary position on yahoo position ranks, they will get a $1M raise for yr 4, if not they stay the same. going into yr 5 is a $2M raise and yr 6 is a $3M raise, all from current contract, not the original contract. after 6 years of controlled service time they are an unrestricted free agent. you are allowed to extend them at any point during yr 4 - yr 6 to a 3yr deal with a yr 4 Team Option. the salary will be $5M added onto the current arb price. and will stay firm at that price for all 3 years. the option year will be a $2M raise. so if player A is worth 4M as a pro, hits arb in yr3 and is top 5. he will be worth 5M. if you extend him, he will cost you 10M for each of the next 3 years with an option for 12M. if you decline the option you still have restricted rights to him, meaning you have 24 hrs to match the highest bid on him, during free agency.
That's about all i have for the minors aspect as of now.
im thinking that the salary cap will be 232M, 225M for majors, and 7M for minors. as far as free agent bids, one idea i have is something like a blind bidding points system. where each 1M is 1 pt, each yr is 1pt, each TO is 2pt (max 2 TO), and each clause (No Waive or No Buyout) are 3pts and No Trade Clause is 4pts.
So if i bid on, lets say..Howie Kendrick, it would look like this:
4yrs, 12M per 5th yr TO (NB/NW)
1 TO for yr5= 2pts
that would equal 58 pts for a bid. the highest bid will win that player.
as for majors contracts. im still undecided but im looking at doing a max at 5yr w/ 0 team options. so when a player is bid on they cannot exceed a 5yr contract. a 1yr contract will also not be allowed to have a team option. but 2,3,4 yr contracts can have options. but the overall length can not exceed the 5 yr plateau. all options will be a 2M raise with no flexibility on that.