Here's the rules: FIRST-COME FIRST SERVED...
-AL and NL Players.
Positions: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, MI, CI, OF, DH, U, SP and RP.
Eligibility: Players are eligible at the position listed in the database, plus positions they've played 20 games last year or 5 games this year.
Everyone is eligible at DH.
Transactions: • Lineups are set once for the start of each period.
Deadline is 12:00 PM ET on the first day of the period.
• Owners may set lineups and change players' positions.
• Only players who are on the disabled list may be placed into Injured status.
• Add/drops are handled by a waivers process.
• The waivers process runs on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
• Dropped players remain on waivers for at least 1 day(s).
• Trades must be approved by the commissioner.
• No trades can be made after the trade deadline of 8/31/04.
Schedule: Weekly scoring periods, starting on Mondays.
Playoffs start in Week 23 and last for 1 Week.
Fees: League Entry Fee: $100
Scoring: Head-to-Head, Points Based System.
Scoring based on total stats each period.
Scoring for Batting Categories
1B - Singles 1 point
2B - Doubles 2 points
3B - Triples 3 points
BB - Walks (Batters) 1 point
CYC - Hitting for the Cycle 5 points
GDP - Ground Into Double Plays -1 point
GSHR - Grand Slam Home Runs 4 points
HR - Home Runs 4 points
KO - Strikeouts (Batter) -1 point
R - Runs 1 point
RBI - Runs Batted In 2 points
SB - Stolen Bases 1 point
TB - Total Bases .25 points
Scoring for Pitching Categories
BBI - Walks Issued (Pitchers) -1 point
BS - Blown Saves -3 points
CG - Complete Games 3 points
ER - Earned Runs -1 point
HA - Hits Allowed -.25 points
HD - Holds 2 points
INN - Innings 0.5 points
K - Strikeouts (Pitcher) 1 point
L - Losses -3 points
QS - Quality Starts 5 points
S - Saves 5 points
SO - Shutouts 10 points
W - Wins 10 points
Constitution: Plain and simple, points based head to head, 16 teams, 31 players per roster, plus 2 injured.
Draft will be a standard snake draft. After the first year the order will be based on previous years rankings, points to be the tie breaker, playoff teams will draft in the reverse order of their playoff performance (the worse playoff team will draft 9th and the champion will draft 16th). Draft date will be determined when the league is full and will be determined on a yearly basis.
There are 13 scoring categories for pitchers and hitters. All are listed on the league rules page.
Waivers will run everyday, with a waived player being on waivers for 1 day. Free agents can be added or dropped at will, but cannot enter a lineup mid-week. Trades must be approved by the commissioner, and can be vetoed by a majority vote from other owners. If the commissioner feels a trade will damage the competitive level of the league (unless there is reason to believe a lopsided trade is being made with future (keeper) implications) it will be vetoed.
4 Division winners and 4 wild card teams will make the playoffs. The playoffs will be a best vs. worst in every round. Division winners will be ranked 1-4 with wild cards being 5-8. The first round will match 1 vs. 8, 2v7, 3v6, and 4v5. The following rounds will match the highest seed versus the lowest seed, regardless of the previous rounds results. Playoffs will be 4 one week rounds, all in September. Running concurrently, there will be a playoff among teams that did not make the playoffs, they will be competing for the number 1 draft pick.
The annual fee will be $100, it can be paid via paypal or check/money order. It must be paid by the end of the second week of the season or a team will be frozen, if after a month the owner still fails to pay, the team will be sold to a new owner, if no owner is found the commissioner will run the team and all prizes will be adjusted to accomadate the lost fee.
16 teams x $100 = $1600 to disperse.
$120 will go to the hosting site.
$600 to the first place winner.
$300 to the runner-up.
$75 to each of the 4 division champions.
$25 to 6 monthly winners for overall points.
$30 to the overall points winner.
$25 to each of the 4 wild card winners.
We will be keeping a very deep roster. 10 Players will be kept between seasons, making long term implications very important. Who you draft this year will effect your teams future. The number of keepers will be subject to a league discussion once the league is full. After year one, however, the number that is selected will be permanent.
Status Min Max
Active Players 25 25
Reserve Players 6 6
Injured Players 0 2
Minors Players 0 0
Total Players 25 31
Position Min Max
Active C 1 1
Active 1B 1 1
Active 2B 1 1
Active 3B 1 1
Active SS 1 1
Active MI 1 2
Active CI 1 2
Active OF 3 4
Active DH 0 1
Active U 1 2
Active SP 5 6
Active RP 5 6
Illegal rosters score zero
points in standings.