2006 NLFBL SEASON CONSTITUTION
OBJECT OF THIS GREAT GAME, BASED ON ANOTHER GREAT GAME IS
To assemble a lineup of 23 National League baseball players whose cumulative statistics during the regular season, compiled and measured by the methods described in these rules, exceed those of all other teams in the Fantasy Baseball League.
I. PLAYER AUCTION
The auction/draft will be held online date TBD, 2006 beginning at 10 AM, PT (1 PM, ET). All owners will participate in the auction/draft in a yahoo private chat room. Non-yahoo guys will need to get a yahoo messenger. ALL OWNERS yahoo messenger MUST END in your assigned number between 1-12, which coincides with your RR draft pick order.
1) Auction (until all 12 teams have accumulated 23 active position required players with salaries)
2) Reserve roster (Rsv) serpentine draft (six rounds, reverse order of RR draft)
3) Rookie roster (RR) serpentine draft (maximum of six on any team)
II. TEAM INFORMATION
Each team will be made up exclusively of players from the National league. Each roster will be made up of 23 active players. Following the auction, there will be a six round serpentine reserve roster draft (ROY eligible players are not eligible). There will also be a serpentine rookie roster (RR) draft to be held immediately after the reserve roster draft. You may draft up to six (6) RR players (ROY eligible). See rookie rosters for more information. The 23 active playing positions will be accumulated as follows: 2 catchers; 1 first baseman; 1 second baseman; 1 shortstop; 1 third baseman; 5 outfielders; 1 corner man (1b or 3b); 1 middle infielder (2b or ss); 1 utility man (any position player); and 9 pitchers. The 9 pitchers can be any combination of starters and relievers, but must combine for a minimum of 1000 innings. If 1000 innings is not attained, you will retain your physical position in all category standings, but will receive zero (0) points for ALL PITCHING CATEGORIES. If a player is traded over to the AL, no further stats will be cumulated. Player must be waived and replaced if in starting lineup.
III. POSITION ELIGIBILITY
A player purchased at the auction may be assigned to any position in which he made a minimum of 20 fielding appearances in the 2005 season. If at any point during the 2006 season a player makes 5 fielding appearances at a particular position, he will then also become eligible at that position (except a pitcher) for the remainder of the season. For clarification purposes, a player used as a middle infielder had to have appeared in either 20 games as an SS or 2B not combined. A player used as a corner infielder had to have appeared in either 20 games as a 1B or 3B not combined. If a player did not play a minimal 20 games at any position in the previous season, that player will only be eligible at the position he most appeared in. If player was not in the major leagues the previous season, he will be eligible at the position he most appeared in the most recent season in the minor league or major league. If a player has never played in the minor or major league, he will be eligible at the position he appeared in most during spring training of current season prior to our auction.
IV. RESERVE ROSTER DRAFT
Following the auction, there will be a six round serpentine reserve roster draft. Even though these will be the only players reflected on the TQ Stats free agent list, any NLFBL team is permitted to draft from the following. Players that are eligible to be drafted can be from the major, minor and independent Leagues. Eligible players include those whom are currently retired, overseas or deceased. The only two stipulations are that they are not affiliated with an American League roster and have had more than 130 major league at bats or pitchers with more than 50 innings pitched at the major league level are eligible to be selected for the reserve roster draft. The salaries assigned will be 10 and will be issued the standard three-year contract. There are no positional requirements on the reserve roster. ROY eligible players are not eligible to be drafted to the reserve roster.
IV(b). RESERVE ROSTER IN-SEASON
There is a maximum of six players at anytime during the season. Players affiliated with the American league are not permitted on any roster in the NLFBL League.
The 23-man active roster will be accumulated by keepers (max 12) and by player auction for the 2006 season. Each owner will begin with a salary cap of $260 minus the salaries of keepers. The auction will proceed by one team owner nominating a player with an opening bid of at least $1. After a player is nominated, it becomes an open bid auction. This procedure will continue until all owners have a full roster of 23 players. At no time shall any team owner be left with less than an average dollar amount equal to $1 per open spot on his roster. Under no circumstances can an owner exceed his allotted budget for a team. A team cannot bid on a player who qualifies only at a position that the team has already filled. Players eligible for the auction are on opening day 25 man NL rosters (which include ROY eligible players) and established NL players on the MLB DL. If a ROY eligible player is acquired via the auction and is not on an opening day NL roster, said player(s) will be outright waived at the end of the first in-season transaction deadline. A reserve roster or FAAB player must replace the waived ROY eligible player(s), by the transaction deadline or the commissioner will chose one for you.
The NLFBL entrance fee for the 2006 season has been set at $200.00 + $8.34 TQ Stats fee. League fee payment by check, cash or paypal. Payments made via Paypal, add 3% for their cut. Owners failing to meet financial obligations may be subjected to replacement without refund. My home address is stated above in section I.
Teams will be ranked first to last in the following categories:
OFFENSE (5) PITCHING (5)
Batting Average Wins
Home Runs Strikeouts
Runs Batted In Earned Run Average
Stolen Bases WHIP (Hits & Walks/Innings Pitched)
Runs Scored Saves
VIII. FAAB (FREE AGENT ACQUISITION BUDGET)
This budget of 100 (monopoly money) is for players on a Nation League roster not owned in the NLFBL. Minor leaguers are not eligible until they are on a National League active roster. The way this works is there will be a silent bid (Sunday's 8 PM pt deadline) for players traded over from the AL to the NL and players waived by midnight Saturday's. You must submit your silent bid and state which player(s) you will be waiving in order to acquire the player. Your bid will only be accepted if you are within the salary cap regulations, the correct player movement and have enough FAAB dollars available. An NLFBL owner is permitted to make one silent bid per player. Multiple FAAB bids may not exceed an owner's FAAB balance. Owners are not permitted to bid on players that they waived from their roster unless signed by another owner and subsequently waived again. Players waived or traded over from the AL on Sunday's are not eligible until following Sunday. All winning FAAB bid players go into effect on Monday's.
See FAAB – owners will perform their own moves on our TQ Stats site –
X. FREE AGENTS
See FAAB – owners will perform their own moves on our TQ Stats site –
Trades from the completion of the draft until July 31st can be made between all teams. From August 1st through August 31st teams are permitted to make trades with only those teams who are two places above or below them in the standings. There will be no trades allowed beginning September 1st through the conclusion of the season. At season's end, owners are permitted to make trades up until the draft day of the next season. Trades are subject for veto. If three owners appeal a trade within 24 hours, the trade goes into pending status. In which time, the trade will go to a vote with the seven remaining owners not involved in the trade. Four of the remaining seven owners are required to oppose the trade for it to be vetoed.
XII. TRANSACTIONS AND TRANSACTION DEADLINES
FAAB bids may be placed at any time during the week, but do not go into effect until Monday. The OCFMLB scoring week is Monday-Sunday. The final deadline for trading is August 31st. Faab and internal moves may be thru the second to last Sunday of the regular season.
XIII. RETAINING PLAYERS (KEEPERS) & FREEZE DEADLINE
Each owner will be allowed to retain the rights up to six players prior to the auction for the 2006 season. RR players do not need to be protected as long as they still qualify for ROY. When ROY eligible player is activated, he loses his RR status and you would need to protect him or lose him to the 2006 auction pool. The salary of an activated RR player is 5 and signed to the standard three-year contract. Retained players salaries will be deducted from the $260 auction salary cap. Keeper freeze deadline midnight pacific. That is one week before our auction.
XIV. ROOKIE DRAFT AND ROSTER
Immediately following the serpentine reserve roster draft, we will hold a serpentine rookie roster (RR) draft. Owners are restricted to a maximum of four RR players at any time. This is a one-time draft each season. There will be no rookies added to an owner's rookie roster at anytime, other than by trade with another owner. If an owner acquires a RR player that exceeds the maximum (6) permitted, an owner must waive another RR player. RR players are those that are ROY eligible that are not affiliated with the American League. National league minor league players that have not exceeded ROY eligibility of 130 major league at bats or logged 50 innings pitched at the major league level. This is a slightly altered version of the Major League version of a rookie. Owners may keep a ROY eligible player on the RR from season to season until he no longer is qualified as such. A player may be retained on the RR for the entire season in which he lost his ROY eligibility. Once you activate a RR player onto your 23 man active roster, he is signed to the standard three-year contract and is issued a salary of 5. He will then permanately lose his RR status. If you see a youngster in high school or college you can draft him on your RR if you so choose. American League ROY eligible players are not permitted. If you drafted a high school or college player and he is later signed by an American League affiliate, he is no longer eligible on your roster and will be automatically waived. The RR serpentine draft order will go as follows, 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,4,3,2,1 using 2005 final standings.
XV. LONG TERM CONTRACTS
***N/A until keeper deadline in 2008***
By keeper deadline , players contracts with an O (option year) owners options are as followed; an owner can extend a player(s) contract for X many years at 5 salary increments per year. Example, you have a player at 7 and you want to extend 1, 2 or 3 years. His salary would be bumped 5 for each season you extend. If you extend 3 years, his salary becomes 22 for each season beginning with that first season. If an owner chooses not to extend a contract, said player(s) are playing out their option year in 2008 and will be added to the auction pool in 2009.
LTC players must be kept except for the following reasons. The player is no longer on an NL major league roster or that player is on the DL at keeper deadline.
XVI. SALARY CAP
The auction day draft salary cap is $260 minus the retained players (maximum of 6) salaries. At no time may a team’s active roster payroll fall below $200 or exceed $320. When making a trade or making a FAAB bid you must comply with the salary cap requirements.
XVII. THE DISABLED LIST
N/A in the NLFBL
XVIII. PRIZE MONEYS
All the proceeds of the league, which is $2400.00 in entrance fees, will be paid out in full.
The cash awards will be distributed based on the following percentages:
1st place 40% = $960
2nd place 30% = $720
3rd place 20% = $480
4th place 10% = $240
XIX. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
1) ***New in 2006*** When a player is traded to the AL from the NL, that player will not cumulate any further stats and will be waived and replaced at the end of the week. If owner fails to comply, the commish will select a player if it pertains to the active roster
2) Draft day auction eligible players are called “ the auction pool”
3) Owners will make all of their own non-disabled list moves on our TQ Stats website.
4) If this system does not work it will be discussed at the winter meeting and make necessary improvements.
5) I want to thank you all for playing in the league and ask that you are respectful of other owners in our
League. We are all together to share a common interest. That interest is FANTASY BASEBALL.
Let us all have an enjoyable, peaceful season and watch our league flourish for many years to come.
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