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Looking to join a keeper league

Postby Waterhorse » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:16 am

Does anyone need one more for a keeper league? Or does any commissioner need someone to take over a team? If so please send me a message. I'm looking for a league. Thanks
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Re: Looking to join a keeper league

Postby HamptonBayardHampton » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:42 pm

Unique AUCTION AL and NL
Roto League Start-Up
Next Great Roto Baseball League
• Sunday, February 17th On-Line Auction.
• 2013 is first season for new Dynasty/Keeper League.
• 13 Teams with 18 Pitchers and 28 Hitters, no bench. Auction Day Only Salary Ceiling of $520.
• 9 to 9:15 Wednesday and Sunday Nights Transactions via eBay style FAAB Tweet Bids.
• Sunday, April 7th First Transactions.
• $10 Fee per Team for Stat Service.
• Winner claims bragging rights.
• 6 x 6 Scoring Categories: Hitting - Plate Appearances, Runs Scored, Batting Average, Home Runs, Runs Batted In, and Stolen Bases; Pitching - Innings Pitched, Strike Outs, Wins, Saves, Earned Run Average, and WHIP (walks + hits allowed per innings pitched.
• Active Roster Slots: 3 x Catchers, 1 x Swing Man (can be hitter or pitcher), 10 x outfielders, 2 x 1B, 2 x 2B, 2 x 3B, 2 x shortstop, 2 x middle infield, 2 x corner base, and 2 x utility + 18 x pitchers.
• Two 40 minute Mock Auctions on February 3rd and 6th using Auction Day software.
• August Dog Days Salary Specials.
• Effective, limited Anti-Dumping Rule.
and so...
What makes the Next Great such a U-N-I-Q-U-E
Roto Baseball League experience?

A. Deep Player Pool Penetration is rare in a mixed AL and NL League: Quality of Team Owners trumps quantity of Owners. No matter what type of league, it only takes a few stragglers to drag it down. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Too many times, however, we add owners so our league has more teams in order to achieve deeper penetration of the player pool. on Auction Day. Instead, we end up with too many unproven owners. Wouldn't you rather have thirteen great General Managers instead of 26 GMs where it is more than likely that a few will detract from your league by drafting like your sister, refuse to keep up in-season, and make putrid trades (then add insult to injury by quittting after a single season- one and done)? We'd rather have thirteen great owner-managers with double the standard Roto active player rosters, because deeper player pool penetration is paramount. Quality of Team Owners Trumps Quantity.
B. This is a league which encourages trades, promotes aggressive waiver wire maintenance, and limits streaming.
C. Play them, trade them, or risk losing them on the waiver wire. Make all healthy players active. No bench, 46 active roster slots.
D. The bane of every League’s continued health: Ghost Teams and landslide Trade Dumping after the All Star Game Break. Twenty-six weeks is a long season, but it is a lot longer when you’re stuck in the 2nd division. with little hope of getting players who are reserved and shelved by other teams even thoug the players are currently putting up counting stats. You need hope as well as a Keeper Roster to keep you active for the entire season. We especially provide hope in concrete, conceptual ways.
E. Every MLB team will win 50 games and every MLB will lose 50 games-- no matter what. It’s what they do in the remaining 62 games that matters. In our League, the Floor and Ceiling as far as points to be earned are a lot closer than ever to our feet and head at the end of the season. Being a Keeper League is great, but not when your Keeper roster makes the pennsnt race over by the All Star Game or makes your advantage too great on Auction Day. The playing field has been leveled. A good Keeper roster is still a fine thing to have; it’s just no longer the chief thing.
F. It’s unusual to find a mixed AL and NL that has this kind of penetration into the player pool on Auction Day: aprox. 79.7% of all active MLB players should be on Next Great rosters. On Auction day the Team Salary Ceiling is $520 for the double rosters, so value calculations are the same as before. In mixed leagues, any and every piece of MLB news is interesting; baseball news and analysis junkies unite in mixed leagues.
G. Role players who contribute double figures in counting category stats matter as much in our Roto as in real life. How often have bit players had a material effect on your current Roto League’s final standings? Or even been on a roster for more than a week or two? Based on experience with our Urleague (our original, earliest, primitive roto league for 26 seasons and still counting), two or three HRs here or the same number of Wins or RBI there are frequently the difference between being in the First Place or the First Division or not after the entire 26 week season. 46 active roster slots and 12 scoring categories makes the categories tighter.
H. This is a League that makes tactics and roster construction equally as important as projecting player values. In the Next Great you really are a GM who can make a difference.
I. The deep player pool penetration means that ultimately, after the newness of the experience wears off, it will dawn on owners that trading can change your fortune when big sticks or ace hurlers are not in the free agent pool. Our Urleague had over 70 trades just in 2012.
J. eBay style Twitter bidding makes the twice/weekly transactions easily accessible from anywhere with a short 15 minute window for bidding each of the 2 nights.
K. Blind Vickery FAAB Bidding for players waived by Next Great teams.
L. Priority in transaction rounds 2, 3, and 4 on Wednesday nights is based on reverse order of standings AND all nominations and bids are in real time and transparent via Tweet Bids- all within a 15 minute window.
M. Per week: two exception moves, unlimited natural moves, one waiver claim, and limitless reserved DL players.
N. Teams that continue to apply themselves will be able to find potential Keeper bargains during the August Dog Days Salary Specials.
O. Teams who have fought the good fight and are in a pennant race will not see their efforts derailed by the kind of trade dumping that fans should not tolerate in The Show.
P. We readily concede we don’t use cutting edge sabermetric stats as league scoring categories. This allows anyone and everyone to easily figure on the back of an envelope from the box score the net effect of a single game on their Roto team. Instead, competitive teams in Next Great use their own skilled analysis of the game’s internal numbers to predict playing time, role, and future impact on our 12 categories/external stats.
Q. And most Leagues that do have advanced sabermetric categories don’t have them set up in opposition to one another, making for more tactical decisions. In the Next Great you need both IP and Ks which you must balance against ERA and WHIP. You need BA, yet you need PA too. These are not easy decisions when so many categories are so tight at the end of the season.
R. In the post-PED endemic injuries era, even though all other non-trade moves are limited to two days per week, activating a reserved player by 9 p.m. any night is effective the next day.
S. Again, no bench. Our league is for GMs, not daily mangers. We encourage trades, promote aggressive waiver wire maintenance, and limit streaming.
T. Player contracts for 2 years + Topper Rights. Dynasty/Keeper League- max 15 on Freeze Roster, including Toppers. Just like Free Agency in The Show, you can keep a player on your team forever if you’re willing to pay one dollar more than the market every 3rd season.
U. On Auction Day to offer an angle on angle strategy for those clairvoyants inclined to indulge their mystical talents: Anyone alive is NOW available for purchase, should you choose to spend part of your $520 salary cap in that manner. For instance, you can buy a kid in the minors or in college or Japan or even the Korean League. You can later keep him on your Freeze Roster, but if he is not on an MLB roster on the following Auction Day, then he is automatically dropped back into the Auction Free Agent Pool.
V. Swing Man Roster slot instead of 4th catcher provides roster flexibility.
W. $20+ DL = REDEMPTION: If a player is bought for at least $20 in the current season’s Auction AND subsequent to Auction Day is placed on a major league Disabled List his Next Great team may release him before he is activated by his MLB team and redeem a portion of his current salary as an in-season FAAB Bonus.
X. Our single on-line Off-season Trading party on the eve of Freeze rosters promotes off-season trading.
Y. Our $10 fee makes it possible for most people to enjoy 12 months of fun and our lack of a cash prize consistently dissuades money-grubbing cheaters, while the Next Great will be the most challenging league you ever play in. Bar none…

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Re: Looking to join a keeper league

Postby Joeg414 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:42 pm

Starting up a mixed Keeper Rotisserie league (New Jersey base, but the draft will be On-Line via ESPN). 12-16 Teams, snake draft, 6x6, ,13 or 14 hitters to start(depending on the size of the league), 9 pitchers to start,6 total bench spots, 2 DL spots, daily moves, but lineups are locked once the first game starts, free agent pickup limit of 200, all trades will be approve(unless league commissioner and/ or the league thinks there’s collusion or the trade is way too one sided ),Waiver period of two days to pick up a release player, Trade deadline:TBA(sometime early August).Keeper Rule: In 2014 You may keep one hitter and one pitcher in the spot he was drafted in 2013.Example: this year if you draft a player in the 1st round then next year you can keep him as a 1st rounder, or this year if you draft a player as a 5th rounder, then in 2014 you can keep him as a 5th rounder. If a player is traded the same rule applies to the position where the player was drafted. Top 5 teams in the money. $200 entrance fee per team (one time fee) will need the payment 4 weeks before draft date, which should be early March.
I welcome any questions or feedback; league objective: Fun and Completive.
Please let me know if you’re interested. And feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested. I will like to have all the teams set as early as possible (Beginning of February).
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Re: Looking to join a keeper league

Postby Kasmir » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:38 pm

I got a head to head keeper league looking for many active managers. It's free. I'm the new Commishiner of this league the old one sucked honestly lol.
1st base
2nd base
3rd base
Shortstop
3OF
5 starters
5 guys in the pen
5 bench spots
5 DL spots
175 million salary cap, 50 free prospects and all prospects after 50 cost .2million. Standard July 31 trade deadline. The managers we do have a pretty active. Head-to-head scoring and we think it'll be ran on ESPN, the league right now is held on Proboards. We need many owners that are passionate about baseball. We also need some co-commishiners. If you are interested contact me at claytonmeder1234@yahoo.com. Please contact me ASAP. Thank you
Grandslam0 dot proboards dot com

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Re: Looking to join a keeper league

Postby clubquark » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:01 pm

NL-Only Keeper league. Live draft held in Manhattan NY 1 or 2 wks prior to April 1 (date/location TBD).

If you cant make it, you can Skype or call in.

Below are our league rules. I can send over specific information if you are stil interested.

League Identity Edit
Description Setting
League Name National Fancy League
League URL http://nafaleague.baseball.cbssports.com
League E-mail Address nafaleague@baseball.cbssports.com
Teams 10
League Entry Fee $200

Roster Limits Edit
Status Min Max
Active Players 23 23
Reserve Players 0 0
Injured Players 0 23
Minors Players 0 0
Total Players 20 40
Position Active Min Active Max Roster Total
C 2 2
1B 1 1
2B 1 1
3B 1 1
SS 1 1
MI 1 1
CI 1 1
OF 5 5
DH 1 1
P 9 9
Extra Roster Settings

Scoring Settings Edit
Description Setting
Scoring System Rotisserie System.

Scoring System Edit
Scoring for Batting Categories Name Settings
BA Batting Average
HR Home Runs
R Runs
RBI Runs Batted In
SB Stolen Bases
Scoring for Pitching Categories Name Settings
ERA Earned Run Average
K Strikeouts (Pitcher)
S Saves
W Wins
WHIP Walks + Hits / Inning

Player Policies Edit
Description Setting
Player Eligibility Players are eligible at their primary position, plus positions they've played 10 games last year or 10 games this year.
DH Eligibility Everyone is eligible at DH.
Player Pool NL Players.
Traded Players Players traded out of league's player pool do not accumulate stats.

Fee Settings Edit
Description Setting
League Entry Fee 200

Transaction Settings Edit
Description Setting
Lineup Policy Owners may set lineups and change players' positions from a list of their eligible positions.
Lineup Deadline Lineups may be set daily up to 5 minutes prior to the first game of the day.
DL Options Only players who are on the disabled list may be placed into Injured status.
ML Options Only players in the minor leagues may be placed into Minors status.
Add/Drop Policy Owners may do add/drops.
Trade Policy Owners may do trades.
Trade Deadline No trades can be made after the trade deadline of 11:59 pm et 8/31/13.
Offseason Trades Owners may make trades during the offseason.

Constitution Edit
ROSTER:
Each team must always carry 23 National League players on their roster, consisting of:

1 First Baseman
1 Second Baseman
1 Shortstop
1 Third Baseman
1 Additional First or Third Baseman (Corner Infielder)
1 Additional Second Baseman or Shortstop (Middle Infielder)
2 Catchers (2013 - 1 CATCHER)
5 Outfielders
1 Additional Hitter of any position (Designated Hitter)
9 Pitchers in any combination of starters and relievers (2013 - 10 PITCHERS)

PROTECTED PLAYERS:
Before the Auction each year, each fantasy team may protect and retain up to 6 players on their roster for the upcoming season. Each protected player’s salary will be raised by $3 from the previous season.

If a player is traded into the NL (and subsequently onto a NAFA Roster according to our Trade Rules, further down) during the off-season, he will be assigned the upcoming season's dollar-value, according to The Sporting News Fantasy Baseball Magazine, and not incur the $4 increase.

AUCTION:
At the beginning of every season, each team has a $260 Salary cap. You do not need to spend all $260 during the Auction. A $350 in-season salary cap will be in effect. Your cap may not exceed $350 at any time for your ACTIVE roster. Teams will randomly select numbers from a hat (or other procedure) to determine their nominating position. Then, in seated order, each team will nominate a player for bidding. All teams will then bid for the player. The highest bidder wins. By nominating a player you are bidding $1 for him. Bids do not have to start @ $1. Nominations continue until all teams have 23 players. Once a team has 23 players, he may no longer nominate players for bidding. Once a team has filled its positional requirements (say P) you may no longer nominate or bid players at this position.

SCORING:
Every regular season game will be counted toward the league standings, including those games played by major league teams to determine playoff seeding/qualifiers. The league will use rotisserie-style scoring.

POSITION ELIGIBILITY:
Players must have 10 games played last year or 10 games played this year at a position to qualify. If a player has not played 10 games at any one position, then he qualifies at the position he played the most the past season. These rules do not apply to the DH position; any player can be placed at the DH position regardless of games played. If a player is called up from the minors, and does not have a position designation (by games), he is eligible at the position he is called up for his team’s replacement.

INJURIES:
If a player is injured during the season and placed on a major league team’s disabled list, the fantasy team may place that player on its injured list and select a free agent to take his place (such free agent need not fill the exact same position as long as all positions are properly filled). The free agent must have already passed through a minimum of one Sunday night free agent process to qualify as a DL replacement.

Re-activating of Injured Players:
Once a player that was placed on the MLB DL is activated by his professional team, the NAFA owner with the respective player will have two (2) Sunday Free agent periods (no less than 8 days and no greater than 20 days depending on when the player is activated) to re-activate the player. Should the NAFA owner choose to not activate the player by 5:59p.m of the 2nd Sunday, the Commissioner will promptly release the player to free agent pool. If there is an oversight by the Commissioner, and the player is not promptly released, the owner will loose all rights to re-activate the player immediately after 6:01 p.m. after the 2nd Sunday. This rule is only valid if a player does not make a return trip to the MLB DL before the two (2) Sunday Free agent periods have elapsed.

If a player was on the MLB DL and the MLB team sends the player outright to the minors, the same rules above (re-activating of injured players) will apply to this player and the owner will have up to 2 Sundays from when the player was activate and sent to the minors. After the 2 Sundays have lapsed, the owner must decide on either activating the player or dropping the player from their reserve bench. Should the owner fail to make a transaction before the 2 Sunday's have lapsed, the commissioner will drop the reserve player. The owner will not be allowed to activate the player after the 2 weeks has lapsed.

MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS:
If a player is sent to the Minors, the player is no longer eligible to accrue statistics and the unlucky fantasy team with the player may select a free agent replacement (who has gone through at least one Sunday night free agent period) or keep him active on his active roster. There is no time frame on when the owner needs to drop this player, but keep in mind, this player will not accrue stats while he remains on the active roster.

AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYERS:
If a National League player is traded to the American League, the team who lost the NL player, has the first right to the new National League player. If two or more National League players are traded for one or more American League players, the fantasy team with the player involved in the trade with the highest dollar value has first right to any one of the American League players in the trade, and so on up the "salary" ladder. The player traded to the AL will no longer be eligible to accrue statistics and the unlucky fantasy team with the player may select a free agent replacement (which has pass the current Sunday waiver period).

When a player is traded to the National League (and no team in our league had the player traded to the American League), that new National League player may be picked up as a free agent on the following Sunday (and not before that - not even to replace an injured player).

AL players entering the NL during the baseball season will be assigned that year Sporting News Fantasy Baseball Magazine dollar-value. If protected the following season, he WILL incur a $3 increase. If the player is not listed in the magazine, he will be assigned the default value of $7.

If a trade occurs during the off-season, and two teams have players traded to the American League, the team with the player with the highest dollar value that was traded has first choice of players coming into the National League.

AL players entering the NL after the regular season will be assigned the upcoming year’s Sporting News dollar-value. If protected, they will not incur a $3 increase.

FREE AGENTS:
Each team may pick up one free agent per week. All players currently on a NL team's major league roster as of Sunday, 6pm, are eligible to be picked up.

No minor league players are eligible. If a minor league player comes up after Sunday, 6pm, the owner must wait until the following Sunday to put a claim in for that player.

Players who are on a NL team's DL, is eligible to be picked up. If you do so, you must have this player active on your roster until the following Sunday night free agent period. At that point you may place this player on your team DL and put in for a replacement.

Free agent selections must be emailed to the Commissioner no later than Sunday @ 6pm Eastern time of each week. If you are 1 minute past 6pm EST, the FA pick will not be honored. If no email are received from an owner for their FA selection, regardless of the situation, the owner request for a Sunday FA player will not be honored.

There are no transactions allowed (including DL replacements) from 1st game on Saturday until the Commissioner releases the free agent results on Sunday evening.

Players who have been dropped by a owner may not be picked up by any other team. The only exception is for the team who originally dropped him and suffers another DL that week and that team owner may go ahead and re-add the dropped player back onto his roster.

Dropped player will become eligible to be picked up by any other owner after Sunday, 6pm.

If the player was sent to the minors and the owner drops the player, than no team owner can re-add him to their roster until the player is brought back to the NL team and clears a Sunday, 6pm waiver period.

If two teams are tied in the standings, the team who was lowest in the standings the week before will get the higher FA pick. This tie breaker will go back each week until their is a difference in tie.

If two teams select the same free agent, then the team that is lower in the standings as of Sunday morning receives the free agent. The Commissioner will email the league with the results of the free agent pick-ups. After receiving notification, teams must pick up the free agents they were awarded via the League’s website and activate the player before Tuesdays 1st game.

Though weekly free agent selections are not validated until Sunday FAs are released, they are valid at the time of selection against injured reserve pick-ups, minor league and American League pick-ups. All free agents picked up during the season carry a salary of $7. If a fantasy team chooses to protect a free agent for the following season, a $3 raise will be incurred for the upcoming season.

The commissioner of the league will have to email his/her Sunday FA picks to a separate email address. All league owners are entitled to verify that indeed an email was sent prior to 6pm to the dedicated email address. Any tampering of the emails will result in that team not being allowed to receive his next FA pick. So if a owner does not put in for a player that week but maybe a week or so later and he violates this rule, he will not be allowed to put in for a player and a new owner will be selected to validate the commissioner FA Sunday picks. Emails received after 6pm, Sunday, will not be honored under any circumstances. Each owner has plenty of time to submit their FA pickups.

SEPTEMBER FA:
During the month of September, if a player is considered to be out for the year and 1 week has lapsed since the player has played a game, the unlucky owner can go ahead and place this player on the DL and pick up a FA. Should the player happen to return, the owner must make an immediate decision on whether he wants to keep the FA pickup or drop the DL player that was just activated.

TRANSACTIONS:
Lineups are to be set daily before the first NL game for that day. Lineups submitted after the first NL game of that day will be effective for the next day's games.

TRADES:
All trades must be FAIR. Fair means that each team must be looking out for its own best interests. Trades are single events are cannot include agreements to trade players back in the future or to make any subsequent transactions. Trades cannot include salary cap/budget considerations. Trading for prospects that may pan out in future years is allowed.

Owners are allowed to trade their current upcoming FA slot as part of their trade. This must be noted at the time of the trade.

All trades will be reviewed by a Trade Committee.

The 2012 trade Committee will consist of:

- Brooklyn Smoke
- Champions
- Evil Empire

All trades that are considered possibly unfair by this committee will be voted on - majority rules. If one of the committee members is part of a trade, The Warlock will substitute for this owner.

Should an owner make a trade with an uneven amount of players (example 2 for 1), the owner will have to use their regular free agent selection (upcoming Sunday) to replace the hole in their lineup. No extra free agent will be given to the owner should they have more than 1 hole. If an owner has more than 1 hole they will have to go undermanned each week until their roster holes are filled via trade or FA.

There is a trade deadline of August 31st @ midnight.

LEAGUE DUES:
Dues are $200 + the cost of CBSportsline.com to run the site split evenly amongst all the leagues teams. Dues are due no later than the auction date. If the dues are not paid at such time, the unpaid team may not make any transactions (add/drops/trades) until their dues are received.

PRIZE MONEY:
With ten teams in the league, the prize pot is $2,000. Third place gets their money back ($200). The rest of the prize money is broken down as follows: 1st Place: 65% (of prize pool after subtracting 3rd place money = $1,170). 2nd Place: 35% (of prize pool after subtracting 3rd place money = approx. $630).

STRIKE ISSUES:
If the National League goes on strike and the season has progressed beyond the All-Star Break, the rankings will become final when the season is officially called off and award money will be distributed.

IN THE SPIRIT OF COMPETITION:
Not everything can be written in the rules-- most major rules are in here. In MLB, there is a phrase, "in the best interests of baseball" that sometimes gets invoked when an issue comes up. In fantasy, the term that best applies is-- "in the spirit of competition". Whether it's early April or mid-September, BE INVOLVED. Whether you are in first place fighting for money, or last place fighting for respect, BE ACTIVE. Meaning-- for the teams at the bottom end of the standings, set your lineups, replace injured players, replace players sent to the minors. You might not think it makes a difference, but it does. Don't "give it away." Make the winner earn it. Make 2nd place earn it, and so on.

If there are ever any questions, do not hesitate to contact the commissioner. However, do try to consult the rules before you have a question-- chances are, it's in here.
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Re: Looking to join a keeper league

Postby wynams » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:34 pm

Poker inspired keeper system seeks 2 for our mixed h2h Y! $10 keeper viewtopic.php?t=453373

Team 1 (has 2nd overall pick):
Current keepers:
Brett Lawrie
Tommy Hanson
Cliff Lee
Dustin Pedroia
Miguel Cabrera
Jacoby Ellsbury
Elvis Andrus
Or swap out above for anyone: : http://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com ... 2012/636/2

Team 2 (5th pick):
Current keepers:
Brandon Phillips
Josh Beckett
Justin Masterson
Matt Kemp
Cole Hammels
Matt Cain
Alex Gordon
Or swap out above for anyone: : http://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com ... 2012/636/9
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Re: Looking to join a keeper league

Postby GaryMac » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:16 pm

Moneyball Fantasy Baseball


Scoring
Designed to reflect independent run production and prevention.
Offence = 0.25 points per base.
Pitching = Defence-independent formula derives an earned run total using HR, BB, HBP, and K
Exact stats in use found at: http://www4.fantrax.com/fantasy/leagueR ... 9thbzv5jry

Standings
A team’s weekly score is put head-to-head against all other teams in the league, every week.
Weekly match-ups run Monday to Sunday with certain match-ups getting extended (start and end of season, etc.)

Playoffs
Six teams make the playoffs, which take place over the last 3 weeks of the season.

Rosters
Each team controls a minimum 24 and maximum 40 players
Disabled list and minor leaguers count toward these roster limits.
Active slots must have a player in them every day, though you can put a player who has the day off in an active slot.
There is one active slot for each fielding position, 1 for a DH, and you can have 1 to 16 pitchers active pitchers per day.
Until September 1st, teams may have up to 15 reserves that are not eligible for the minors.
On/after Sept 1st, teams may have up to 30 reserves that are not eligible for the minors.

Minor league eligibility
Teams can have up to 16 players on the minors roster.
These players don’t count toward the salary cap, but count toward the 40-man roster.
Players qualify for minors if they are not on an MLB roster in real life, or if they started the current season with less than 131 career AB or 51 career IP.
If you put a player in the minors during a time when they are eligible, you are allowed to keep them there as long as you wish… even if they no longer qualify in real life.

Disabled list
While players are on the real-life DL, they qualify to be put on your team’s DL. Once they’re on your DL, you can keep them there as long as you like, even if they come off the real-life DL.
DL players don’t count toward the salary cap, but count toward the 40-man roster.

Position eligibility
If a player plays at least 1 inning at a position during this season or last, then he qualifies for that position on your roster.

Playing time minimums/maximums
For every head-to-head match-up period;
- Teams can bat to a maximum of 162 outs.
- Teams must pitch a minimum of 54 innings.

On the day a limit is reached, all stats will continue to count for the rest of the day.
Batting and pitching limits are separate from each other.
Teams that do not meet the minimum IP for the week will receive a total team score of zero, or 1 point less than the lowest scoring team that week, whichever is less.

**IMPORTANT**
Playing time minimums/maximums are to be met each week. Owners who do not meet their weekly min/max are expected to e-mail the commish with an explanation.
Failure to do so three times is three strikes and you’re out. Teams that have paid the luxury tax, (explained later), are exempt from this rule.

Keepers
Keepers need to be marked 27 days before opening day. (March 4th for 2013)
Teams have the option to keep players still under contract or drop them without penalty.
Players who have finished their contracts cannot be marked as keepers.
Keeper deadline is the last chance to drop players until after the draft.

Draft
Players who were not marked as keepers and players who were not on teams at the end of the previous season are eligible to be drafted.
Following the keeper deadline, the website is used to re-calculate each available player’s asking price. Our salary scale is manually weighted so that our site would match the salaries of MLB’s highest paid batter, starter and reliever. Example: for 2013, the pre-draft salary scale will be weighted so that Alex Rodriguez would calculate to around $29, Johan Santana would calculate to around $25.50 and Jonathan Papelbon would calculate to around $13.
Players who are drafted get the listed salary on a contract that lasts up to 6 years.
Players who aren’t drafted will go on waivers then become free agents where teams can name the price they’re willing to pay in a bidding war.
The draft will start 7 days after the keeper deadline. (March 11th for 2013)
Draft order is last year’s standings in a last-to-first order every round.
Draft will go as long as it takes each team to fill their 25-man roster.
Once your team reaches 25 players who are not on the DL or minors-eligible, your draft ends and others continue.
Owners can transfer drafted players to the minors, (if eligible), during the draft.
The draft turn time limit will continually be adjusted so that the draft takes no longer than 10 days.
The website sends you an e-mail when it’s your turn and also allows you to make a wish list ahead of time that can make your pick for you.

Waivers
Un-drafted players start on waivers, and released players go through waivers as well.
Waivers last 2 days.
Waiver claims can be made with preference given to the team lowest in the current standings.
Players claimed on waivers continue on with their listed contract value and length.

Free Agents
Dropped players who pass through the draft and/or waivers become free agents.
Free agents are eligible to be bid on and won daily.
The highest bidder at 3am each day wins the player with the tiebreaker favouring the lower team in the standings.
The winning bid becomes that player’s salary and the contract lasts for that season plus the next.
If the winning bid is processed on or after September 1st, the contract only lasts until the end of that year.
A player who doesn’t get bid on by anyone continues on as a free agent the next day.
Teams are only allowed to spend up to an amount equal to the current standard cap limit per year on winning free agent bids, (called the “Free Agent Acquisition Budget”).
Drafting and waiver claims don’t affect this Free Agent Acquisition Budget.
There is no penalty for releasing a player before the end of his contract.

Salaries and the cap
The standard team salary cap is equal (in millions), to the current season’s salary cap, ($178 for 2013).
Minimum player salary is equal, (in millions), to the current season’s minimum salary, ($0.49 for 2013), and goes up in increments of 1 cent.
Owners have the option of paying $20 in real money to have an extra $20 in cap space.
Owners can pay the $20 at any point during the year and once they do, money stays in the prize pool even if the team doesn’t always use the extra cap space.
Salary cap space will only be increased after the commissioner receives the payment.
All the money collected becomes the prize for the league champion.
This prize is awarded whether the champ paid into it or not.
The 2012 prize was $180.00

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