> ENTRY FEE A > Each owner will be required to submit $60 to the league to secure a team for our first season. Teams will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. B > Teams must submit their $60 entry fee for following seasons by Feb 1st 2 > ROSTERS A > A player must be on a MLB disabled list in order to be placed on a teams disabled list in our league. B > A team must activate a player from its disabled list by the second lineup deadline after he is activated by his MLB team. Failure to act in time will result in the player automatically being released. C > The utility position may be filled by a player eligible at any position except for pitcher. D > The 5 reserves may be eligible for any position. E > A player will be eligible for any position at which they played 10 or more games in the previous season. I > No roster moves will be made retroactive. 3 > SCORING A > Pitcher’s hitting stats will not count. B > If a hitter happens to pitch his pitching stats will not count. 4 > AUCTION A > There will be an auction where each team may bid on free agents. B > The auction will end when each team has filled their 23 roster spots. Teams must fill all 23 roster spots. C > The salary cap is $260 per team. D > The minimum bid is one dollar. E > All bids must be in whole dollars. F > A player must be in organized MLB, or an unsigned free agent, to be eligible for bidding. G > Once a bid is made all other teams may make an increased offer. H > A team may not bid against itself. I > All bids must be posted on the proboard site so that all teams can see the bid. J > A bid is final and not retractable once placed. K > Bidding continues on each player until there is no better offer within 16 hours of the latest bid weekdays, 12hrs on weekends. At that time the player will be awarded to the highest bidder. 5 > FREE AGENTS A > All players not signed in the auction will become free agents. B > Any free agent claimed from waivers or as an unrestricted free agent will have a salary of $5 C > Free agents will be eligible as keepers. D > Free agents picked up while on the DL of a MLB team are eligible for our injured lists. 6 > KEEPERS C > Teams must announce their intentions to keep players by February 1st. Failure to announce will result in the player being released at the February 1st deadline. D > If a team chooses to keep a player they must give that player a raise of $2 for the new season. E > Teams may keep as many players as they wish but they must have a roster spot for each player and be under the salary cap for the auction. 7 > TRADING A > This is a free trade league, as long as you stay at or below the cap. B > Salary cap cannot be traded. C > Waiver claim position cannot be traded. 8 > COSTS A > We will be using the CBS Sportsline website to run our league. The cost of the site is currently $149.95 per year. B > The expense of the CBS site will be deducted from the monies collected in entry fees with the balance being returned to the league as prize money. 9 > PRIZE POOL A > Prize pool for 2012 (14 teams) will be $840 B > Payout breakdown: CBS Fee $150 First Place wins $ 350.00 Second Place wins $230.00 Third Place wins $ 110.00 C > All league prizes will be paid out and mailed during the week following the conclusion of the season. 10 > RULE CHANGES A > Rule changes may be submitted by owners. C > If the change is simply a wording or explanation of the rules I will take a look at that and make any necessary changes. D > If the proposed change is actually a new or revised rule I will take a look at the change. If I think it’s something that would work I will put it up for a vote amongst all owners. The vote will be majority wins. E > In general I think it is important to have consistency in the rules from one year to the next so drastic rule changes I will most likely, but not necessarily always, not put up for a vote. 11 > ABANDONED TEAMS A > A team will be considered abandoned if it does not pay its $60 entry fee by the due date. B > An owner cannot lose his team because the rest of the league believes they are running their team wrong. Either by their choice of starting lineups, doesn’t reply to trade offers, etc. Even if the other owners don’t like what they are doing it is their team, their money and their right to run their team as they wish. D > If a team is considered abandoned the league will bring in a new owner. If a new owner must be brought in during the course of a season the previous owner will not be refunded their entry fee. 12 > ACCOUNTING A > I will act as treasurer for the league as well as commissioner. The reason for this is that while I wouldn’t mind someone else handling the duties as treasurer the bottom line is that if there is any question regarding money being short, or the treasurer just disappearing in worst case scenario, this is a league that I started and it would be my responsibility to come up any missing league funds. B > I will hold all league funds separate from my personal funds. C > Payments D > If you bounce a check you will be expected to reimburse me for any charges incurred. Failure to do so will result in your team being considered abandoned. E > Should the league disband for some reason all monies not paid out for league prizes or expenses will be returned.
13. Salary Cap: This league will have a in season salary cap of $300 for your whole roster including injuried players.
14. Scoring Method will be 5x5 with offensive cats of BA, HR, RBI,SB,R and pitching cats of Era, Saves ,Wins, K,and WHip
15. All players will retain there auction salary through out the season weather droped or not. A team that picks up a droped player takes on that players salary.
16. Rosters: We will be using player postions as follows 1C, 1 1b, 1 2b, 1 ss 1 3b, 1ci, 1mi, 1of. 1 Lf 1 Cf 1 Rf 1 U and 9 Pitchers (currently in voting between 9 and 10) 5 Player Reserve can be any player will have a 5 man Injured spots.
17. Minor League: Each team can have up to 3 minor league players. A>These players will not count against your team's salary. B>When activated their salary will be $5. C>They will lose their minor league eligibility when activated, so NO you may not put them back in your minor league spot if they get demoted after you activated them. D>When a minor league player pitches more than 50 innings or has more than 150 AB at the major league level then they no longer will have minor league eligibility the following season. They can remain in your minor league spot for the current season, you would need to decide whether to activate him or drop him for the next season. E>The minor league draft is not an auction. It is three rounds and the draft order is the reverse order of the final standings. Each round is the same order, it is not a snake. F>Only teams with open minor league spots are eligible for the draft. G>Minor league draft will start 1 week before the major league auction. H>Any minor leaguer not taken in the minor league draft is eligible to be drafted in the major league auction draft. I>Foreign players that have signed major league contracts are only eligible for the major league auction draft. J>Players drafted in the Major League baseball amateur draft are not eligible to be picked up until the following seasons minor league draft.
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