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Something great this weekend, play Fantasy Baseball!

Postby hootpip03 » Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:57 pm

Draft next Monday and Tuesday the 20th and 21st. 7pm central

Will be finalizing the teams by noon Saturday so get in now!

Paypal $100 to Gene at

Retain 12 players or none.

For other info contact:

experienced owner needed, $100 cost 5x5 Roto Auction Keeper League
get a team together or be a co manager with a friend of is competitive thou....need to follow baseball pretty's a live draft and ya need to be hooked into AOL Instant Messenger....on the draft nites.. to do the competitive bidding..... it is a blast...thanks ,,,,jim

League is 5 years old. Good guys. Competitive League. Have been using CBS Sportsline for stats. Draft will be 2 nights, March 20, 21st. Draft starts at 7pm Central time.

You will need to get an invite to get the league page to see the price and contract on these players.

e mail Keith at

to get a vistor's pass

the league is here.

here is 1 team to choose from:

You will need to get an invite to get the league page to see the price and contract on these players.

Team 4

Personally on team 4 I would keep Gomes for $1
Khalil Greene $1
Turbow for $1
Chris Young$1
Scott Shields $1
Robinson Cano $1
Armis Ramirez $20
Bobby Abreu $42

HERE ARE the League Rules


League Home · Rules · Finances · Draft Results · League Message Board

Player Pool: AL and NL Players.
Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, MI, CI, OF, DH and P.
Eligibility: Players are eligible at their primary position, plus positions they've played 20 games last year or 5 games this year.
Everyone is eligible at DH.
• Lineups are set once for the start of each period.
Deadline is 30 minutes before gametime on the first day of the period.
• Owners may set lineups and change players' positions.
• Only players in the minor leagues may be placed into Minors status.
• Add/drops are handled by a waivers process.
• The waivers process runs everyday until the season starts, at which time the process will run on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
• Dropped players remain on waivers for at least 1 day(s).
• Owners may do trades.
• No trades can be made after the trade deadline of 11:59 PM ET 8/31/06.
(Click Here to set a reminder)
• Owners may make trades during the offseason.
Schedule: Weekly scoring periods, starting on Mondays.
Min IP: 1100
• Teams not meeting the minimums will receive 0 points in categories using AB or IP (e.g., BA or ERA)
League Entry Fee: $100
Scoring: Weighted Rotisserie System.

Scoring for Batting Categories
BA - Batting Average 1 point
HR - Home Runs 1 point
R - Runs 1 point
RBI - Runs Batted In 1 point
SB - Stolen Bases 1 point
Scoring for Pitching Categories
ERA - Earned Run Average 1 point
K - Strikeouts (Pitcher) 1 point
S - Saves 1 point
W - Wins 1 point
WHIP - Walks + Hits / Inning 1 point
Constitution: I. TEAMS AND ROSTERS

1.1. There will be no more than 18 teams in the league consisting of a mix of American and National league players.

1.2. Each team will consist of no less than 30 players and no more than 36 players: 25 starters, 5 bench players, and up to 6 minor leaguers.

1.3. A team's starting roster consists of the following players:

· 5 outfielders
· 2 catchers
· 1 second baseman
· 1 shortstop
· 1 second baseman or shortstop
· 1 first baseman
· 1 third baseman
· 1 first or third baseman
· 2 designated hitters (non-pitcher who can be any offensive player)
· 10 pitchers (any combination of starters and relievers)

1.4. The 5-player bench roster consists of players at any position including injured and minor league players.

1.5. The 6-player minor league roster may consist only of players who are rookie-eligible and still in the minor leagues.


2.1. The major league auction will be conducted on the Internet at a time and date that satisfies all owners.

2.2. Each team must acquire 30 players at a total cost not to exceed $300 (not real money). A team need not spend the maximum.

2.3. Teams will nominate players for acquisition in a set order, determined before the auction. Upon nomination, all eligible positions for that player must be declared.

2.4. All major league and minor league players are eligible for the major league auction.

2.5. The team bidding first opens with a minimum salary bid of $1 for any eligible player and the bidding proceeds at minimum increments of $1 and is awarded to the highest bidder. The process is repeated, with successive owners nominating players to be bid on, until every team has acquired a squad of 30 players by requisite position.

2.6. No team may make a bid that it cannot afford. For example, a team with $3 left and two openings on its roster is limited to a maximum bid of $2 for one player (leaving $1 for the other unfilled roster spot).

2.7. No team may bid for a player who qualifies only at a position that the team has already filled.

2.8. After an owner acquires a player, he immediately chooses the position that player will fill. Players eligible at more than one position may be shifted during the course of the auction.


3.1. A player may be assigned to any position at which he appeared in 20 or more games in the preceding season. If a player did not appear in 20 games at a single position, he may be drafted only at the position(s) at which he appeared most frequently.

3.2. Once the season is underway, a player becomes eligible for any position at which he appears at least 5 times.

3.3. The position eligibility of minor leaguers who have no major league experience will be determined by their projected fielding position for the upcoming season. This person must be confirmed by a minimum of 5 owners present at the auction.

3.4. Once the season is underway, a minor league call-up who is signed as a free agent and has no prior major league experience will qualify at (a) the position he played in the minors if he is signed before he actually plays a game or (b) the first position he plays in the field in the major leagues if he is signed before he plays 5 games at one position. After 5 games at one position, the usual position eligibility rules take effect.

4.1. All teams must adhere to an in-season salary cap of $335. The salary cap applies to all rosters from the moment the auction ends until the end of the season.

4.2. There is no salary cap during the off-season.

4.3. The salary cap for the auction is $300.


5.1. BASIC: The entrance fee is $100.

5.2. All returning owners must pay their fees in whole by November 15 in order to secure their teams for the following season. All expansion teams must pay their fees in whole by February 1.

5.3 A deposit of $50 must be paid by July 1 in order to reserve a team for the next season. Any owner who does not pay the deposit will not be permitted to trade for the remainder of the season. Such owners will, however, be permitted to acquire free agent acquisitions for the remainder of the season.

5.4. All trades, acquisitions, and other transactions made throughout the season are free.


6.1. The salary of a player does not change until they are released into the free agent pool after the end of a season.

6.2. The salary of a player acquired in the major league auction is his final bid amount.

6.3. The salary of a free agent, including minor leaguers, is $1 if he had not been acquired at the auction. If he had been acquired at the auction, he would maintain his auctioned salary.


7.1. All fees shall be paid promptly, and collected by the commissioner. All league fees, less expenses for the stat service and payment processing charges, will go into the prize pool.

7.2. The money shall be divided among the first four teams in the final standings as follows:

First Place 50%, Second Place 25%, Third Place 15%, Fourth Place 10%.


8.1. The following criteria are used to determine team performance:

Hitting Categories
· Composite Batting Average
· Total Runs Scored
· Total Home Runs
· Total Runs Batted In
· Total Stolen Bases

Pitching Categories
· Total Wins
· Total Saves
· Composite Earned Run Average
· Composite WHIP (RATIO = (BB + H) / IP)
· Total strikeouts

8.2. Teams are ranked from first to last in each of the ten categories, and given points for each place. For example, in a 16-team league, the first-place team in a category receives 16 points, the second-place team 15, and so on down to one point for last place. The team with the most total points wins the pennant.

8.3. In case of ties in an individual category, the tied teams are assigned points by totaling points for the rankings at issue and dividing by the total number of teams tied.

8.4. In case of ties in total points, each team involved in the tie is compared to all other teams involved in the tie in each individual category. One point is given to each team for leading in a category. The team with the most points using this method wins the tiebreaker. If, after this method is used, it is still a tie, the tie stands.

8.5. There is a minimum innings requirement for all staffs of 1100 innings. Anyone who does not achieve 1100 innings, will be placed last in the categories of ERA and WHIP.


9.1. A scoring period is defined as Monday through Sunday.

9.2. For a transaction to be effective for a scoring period, it must be submitted prior to noon on Monday.

9.3. Statistics of a player shall be counted toward the standings only when he is on the active roster of a team.

9.4. All regular season statistics from Major League Baseball, including any extra games necessary to determine playoff teams ("play-ins"), will be included in a player's statistics. Statistics from Major League Baseball's playoffs are not included.

9.5. Problems with statistics or transactions must be reported to the commissioner within 5 days.


10.1. From the completion of the major league auction until the first day of the major league season, teams are free to make trades of any kind without limit and without position requirements. If any such trade results in a team exceeding 30 active/bench players, that team will not be permitted to acquire any free agents until they waive their excess players. In addition, such teams must waive excess players prior to the start of the first scoring period.

10.2. From the first day of the major league season until midnight EST August 31, rotisserie league teams are free to make trades of any kind, so long as the active rosters of both teams involved in a trade reflect the required position distribution upon completion of the transaction. This would include subsequent acquisitions, waivers, and trades.

10.3. A team may exceed the salary cap temporarily following a trade, but must be under the cap by the next scoring period. If a team is over the salary cap at the beginning of a scoring period, all transactions made by that team during the previous scoring period will be reversed.

10.4. No trade can take place from September 1 until the last day of the regular season.

10.5. Trades made from the last day of the regular season until one week before the major league auction are not bound by the position distribution or salary cap requirement.

10.6. No trade may take place from one week before the auction until the auction.

10.7. There are no limits to the number of trades a team may make during the year.

10.8. Minor league players and minor league draft picks for the upcoming year may be traded. Auction money and future considerations may not be traded at any time.


11.1. A player may be released at any time during the season or off-season.

11.2. When a player is released, he is placed on waivers immediately.

11.3. The player's salary is not affected when he is released and placed on waivers.


12.1. A free agent is defined as any player on an MLB major or minor league roster not owned by any team in the league.

12.2. Free agents may be claimed at any time during the season.

12.3. Any free agent claimed after August 31 will receive a contract that expires at the end of that season. This is to avoid the stockpiling of young, cheap players. Free agents may be claimed up until, and including, the last week of the season.

12.4. Minor league eligible players may not be acquired via free agency until after the conclusion of the minor league draft.

12.5. Players chosen and signed in the MLB amateur draft are not eligible to be acquired until the following year's auction or minor league draft.

12.6. After a player is released into the free agent pool, he is eligible to be claimed by all teams but will be on waivers for a period of 24 hours.

12.7. A team may not claim a free agent if, as a result, their active and bench rosters combine to exceed the 30 player limit.

12.8. Any player claimed as a free agent must be retained on the claiming team's roster until midnight of the following Monday.


13.1. Each team must maintain a five player bench.

13.2. There is no position requirement for bench players.

13.3. As there is no disabled list, the bench may be used to reserve disabled players. If owners have more than 5 players on the major league DL at one time, they must either activate one of these disabled players, or waive a player to make room for an active player.


14.1. Shortly following the major league auction, a six-round minor league draft will take place. Teams will draft in reverse order of the previous year's finish for all six rounds of the minor league draft.

14.2. When a player is drafted in the minor league draft, he is placed on the team's minor league roster. This protects a team's rights to that player.

14.3. No salary is assigned to a player drafted in the minor league draft until he is called up to the active or bench roster.

14.4. Only players who a) qualify as a rookie in the major leagues (50 IP or 130 AB), b) have been drafted by a major league club and c) are not on a Major League Roster are eligible to be placed on a minor league roster.

14.5. If a player on a minor league roster is activated by his major league team prior to September 1, the team has until the second Monday after his promotion to activate that player and waive one of the 25 active or 5 bench players. If the player is not activated within this time period, he will be automatically placed on waivers.

14.6. Once a player loses his MLB "Rookie" status, that player loses his minor league status (i.e. he can not go back on a minor league roster). When a team promotes a minor league player they may sign another player to fill that spot on their minor league roster.

14.7. If a player remains on his team's minor league roster, he is not bound to a contract.

14.8. A minor league player may be retained from one season to the next without his salary counting towards the team’s $300 salary cap.

14.9. Each team has a maximum of six minor league players he may retain from one season to the next. In addition, if a team decides to retain six minor league players, that team cannot participate in the next minor league draft. If a team decides to retain less than six minor league players, that team can participate in the next minor league draft for as many rounds as necessary to obtain six minor league players. In such a case, the team retaining minor leaguers would not begin participating in the minor league draft until the number of completed rounds is equal to the number of minor league players being kept by the team.


15.1. From season to season, each team can retain up to 12 players. The 12 "keepers" may consist of any players, including minor leaguers. In addition, each team may retain up to 6 players on its minor league roster. Only minor league eligible players may be kept on minor league rosters.

15.2. The names of the players being retained must be entered on Sportsline or submitted to the League Commissioner by midnight exactly one week before the next auction. No trades may take place from the time the protection lists are due until the auction.

15.3. If a player is released, he is made available to all teams in the next major league auction.

15.4. After two seasons (a season is defined as any part of a major league season) of a player being owned by any rotisserie team without having been released to the free agent pool, the player must be signed to a long-term contract, given his option contract, or released. Players who are minor league eligible are not bound by this restriction. Their service time does not begin until they are no longer minor league eligible.

15.5. If a player is given his option contract, his salary remains the same for one last season. After that season is complete, the player must be released and made available for the next major league auction.

15.6. If a player is signed to a long-term contract, his salary will be raised by $5 for each year of the long-term contract. For example, if a player’s salary is $9 and a team wishes to sign him to a three-year contract, his salary is increased by $15 to $24.

15.7. If a player is released before the end of his contract, the team releasing that player will be penalized as follows: The team's salary cap will be decreased by $2 for each year or part of year remaining in the total number of years in the contract. For example, if a player is signed to a 4-year contract and is released during his second year, the owner is fined for next years auction a rate of $2 x 3 years remaining (current season plus the two upcoming seasons), or $6, leaving the owner with a starting cap of $294 instead of the usual $300. This does not impact the in-season cap.

15.8. A player may be signed to only one long-term contract. After the contract has expired, the player must be released and made available for the next major league auction.

15.9. A minor league player may be retained from one season to the next without his salary counting towards the team’s $300 salary cap.


16.1. The decision of the Commissioner supersedes the rules herein and is final in any disputes. He also has the power to change a rule with an unforeseen loophole post de facto (after the fact) for the benefit of the league. The overall good of the league as a whole will be greater then the benefit to any sum of its constituents.

16.2. All owners (known as the Committee Of the Whole) designate annually an Executive Committee composed of three team owners in good standing, excluding the commissioner. The Commissioner will be responsible to keep the every-day operations of the League running smoothly.

16.3. Rule changes, pronouncements, and acts of whimsy after the inaugural auction are determined by majority vote of the Committee of the Whole.

16.4. The Executive Committee will be established to oversee and overturn any trade deemed detrimental to the competitive balance of the league. It must be a majority vote (at least 2 votes) to overturn a trade.

16.5. The Executive Committee will only be enacted if the commissioner feels it is necessary. The deputy commissioner may enact the committee for any trade involving the commissioner.

16.6. If a committee member is involved in a disputed trade, he will be excused from the committee for that trade and replaced with the commissioner, or if the commissioner is involved then the deputy commissioner will be selected.


17.1. Be respectful of other owners, including the Commissioner. Do not attack individuals. If necessary, only critique actions of individuals, not the people themselves (e.g., certain trades, policies, etc).

17.2. Keep messages to the point. Make sure your opinions are well thought out.

17.3. Be sure to take the time to understand and consider alternative viewpoints.

17.4. State your case once. Do not prolong disagreements.

17.5. Respect the rulings of the Commissioner and Executive Committees. That does not mean that you have to agree with them. Rather, accept that they have arrived at their decisions after careful consideration.

17.6. Realize that everyone makes mistakes.

17.7. Keep profane language to a minimum. It's usually unnecessary, and frequently impolite.

17.8. Don't take things too seriously. Have some fun, that's what this league is all about!

17.9. Owners who do not abide by the above stated policies may be removed them from the league at the discretion of the Commissioner
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