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

Postby hootpip03 » Sat Mar 18, 2006 3:58 pm

5x5 Roto Auction Keeper League, $100 cost

30 players, 25 start, 5 on bench imaginery $300 to get the 30 players.
Then 6 minor leaguers that don't cost anything.

Will be finalizing the teams by noon SUNDAY (JUST FOR THE FINAL TEAM, all other teams are set) so get in now!

here is the team to choose from:

Hernandez, Buddy IBANEZ,RAUL Ishii, Kazuhisa JONES,TODD KENT,JEFF

Personally I would keep

Matsui at $20
Peralta at $6
Beckett at $ 20
Todd Jones at $1
John Patterson at $1
M Barrett at $1
Jeff Kent at $28
Maybe Pedro Feliz at $1
Raul Ibannez at $10
maybe Nick Swisher at $6
maybe Lance Nieko at $1

that would be 11 can keep 12 or none.

For a quick hook up call Jim at 402 964 7385 Omaha, NE

Paypal $100 to Gene at
and you are in .

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.

Several important items ... please read

I would like to announce that Keith Ellens has agreed to
become the co-commissioner with me this year, so as to
ensure that the commish is responsive. Neither of us
thought that we'd have enough time to be the full-time
commish, so we figured that between the two of us, we'd make
one heck of a single commish.

We're still awaiting word on one prospective owner. Last count, we have 15 committed owners. Hopefully we'll get up to 16. That's what we had last year.

The auction is set for 8-11pm ET on Monday and Tuesday. If
we need a third day, it will be Wednesday. We will use my
beta site with the fallback plan being the
use of AIM instead. So make sure that you have an AIM ID
and have AIM installed on your computer by Monday. We can't
afford any delays. I will email details on rotoauction
prior to Monday.

We will be subscribing to sportsline. I will also be
manually entering our data and moves into the new site
(rotomanager). I would appreciate it if you could do
everything at both sites (roster moves, trades, etc), but
understand if you don't have the time (in which case I'll do
it). Then, if everyone is comfortable with the new site at
some point, we'll switch over. Otherwise, we'll just keep
going with sportsline.

That's about it for now. Remember to get your keepers in by
Sunday noon. Also, please submit your new contracts, if
applicable, by that time as well (option or long-term).


HERE ARE the League Rules

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

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

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

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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