This is a 15 team league were the comish disapeared with the money and some league members want to keep it going. 7 teams returning. $50 entry with a slow auction done over a few weeks on a proboards message board. Rule changes being talked about right now but the 2006 rule are below. If intrested AIM rotocrazy or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
> ENTRY FEE
A > Each owner will be required to submit $50 to the
league to secure a team for our first season.
Teams will be filled on a first come, first serve
B > Teams must submit their $50 entry fee for
following seasons by January 21st.
2 > ROSTERS
A > A player must be on a MLB disabled list in order
to be placed on a teams disabled list in our
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
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 20 or more games in the previous
F > If a player did not play 20 games at any one
position during the previous season they will be
eligible for the position at which they played the
G > CBS sometimes makes players eligible for
positions they do not qualify for by our rules. The
players will only be eligible for positions that they
qualify for under our rules. A list will be posted on
the home page at "commissioners message" to
identify any players who will not be allowed to be
eligible for a position CBS has them being
H > Commissioner has the final say on questions
regarding position eligibility.
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
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
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
H > A team may not bid against itself.
I > All bids must be posted on the league message
board 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 24 hours of the latest bid. At
that time the player will be awarded to the
5 > FREE AGENTS
A > All players not signed in the auction will become
B > Any free agent claimed from waivers or as an
unrestricted free agent will have no salary.
C > Free agents will not be eligible as keepers.
D > Free agents picked up while on the DL of a MLB
team are not eligible for our injured lists. They
can still be picked up but must remain on the
6 > KEEPERS
A > Only players with a salary may be kept from one
season to the next.
B > Non-salaried players will be released to the free
agent pool at the end of the season.
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
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 > Trades are subject to the approval of the league.
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
$129.95 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
9 > PRIZE POOL
A > Prize pool for 2005 (15 teams) will be $620.05
B > Payout breakdown:
First Place wins $ 310.05
Second Place wins $155.00
Third Place wins $ 80.00
Fourth Place wins $ 40.00
Fifth Place wins $ 20.00
Sixth Place wins $ 10.00
Seventh Place wins $ 5.00
C > All league prizes will be paid out and mailed
during the week following the conclusion of the
10 > RULE CHANGES
A > Rule changes may be submitted by owners.
B > I have spent a great many hours developing the
idea of this league and am fairly confident I
have it where I want it but someone may have an
idea that will improve the league or notice
something that I have overlooked or not
explained well enough.
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 $50 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
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
B > I will hold all league funds separate from my
C > Payments can be made to me by check or money
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
E > Should the league disband for some reason all
monies not paid out for league prizes or
expenses will be returned.
This league is intended to be fun, competitive and complex (but not difficult). The salary cap and player contracts add an element to fantasy play that some of us will not have played with in previous leagues, even in keeper leagues. I think they add a substantial amount of enjoyment and planning when you are putting a team together. Once you play for awhile you’ll realize the contracts and caps are not overly difficult to understand but rather add an element that more simplistic leagues cannot provide. I’ve actually played in and run leagues that are more complex than this one will be in terms of the salary cap and contracts. Sometimes it can be a little too cumbersome though and I think this is a good balance. For those who haven’t participated in an auction you’re in for a treat. In some ways it’s my favorite part of the season. There is a tremendous amount of strategy in the auction and seasons can potentially be won or lost at the auction. The last element that makes this league a little different is the prize money. While $50 isn’t a large sum of money it should be enough that only serious fantasy players will want to play and that’s what makes a league, regardless of what type, a good one. The competition of going up against other people who are just as knowledgeable about the game as you adds fun and excitement to the league. What’s the fun in beating up a league full of mediocre players or, worse yet, a league where half the teams are dead? My hope is this league will give you all the competition you can handle, be fun for everyone and if you do take the championship you’ll be getting yourself a nice little bonus of around $300 to go have some fun with. Buy your significant other something nice since you’ve probably not paid enough attention to them all season!