Have one open team for a 12 team, standard roto, snake draft. We are in our 4th year and decided to expand to 12 teams from 10 this season. The current team that is open is an owner who has been mia for a month and today was the deadline for correspondence before I would look for a new owner. The draft is on April 1st at 930pmet. Buy in is $30 and all league fees are handled by leaguesafe com. I have posted the league constitution below. If you have any questions or would like to join, please send me an email at joshuabwalz @ gmail com and I will promptly send you an invite. Please be prepared to pay your leaguesafe fee also. Thanks.
Teams and Rosters
There will be 12 teams in the Rotorious Baseball League. Each team will consist of 26 players: C,1B,2B,SS,3B,MI,CI,5 OF,UTL,9 P, 4 Bench with 2 DL.
There is a minimum innings pitched requirement of 900 innings for all staffs. Anyone who does not achieve 900 innings, will be placed last in the category of ERA and WHIP. There is a maximum games started limit of 200 games.
A maximum of two keepers will be allowed for the following season. The keeper lock date will be on March 1st of each season.
League Fees and Payouts
The fee to join the league is $30.00. The deadline for payments is March 15. Payments and Payouts will be handled by leaguesafe com. If you have questions about how leaguesafe works, go to the page and they have a video explaining everything. Payouts will be $230 for first, $100 for second, and $30 for third.
The draft will be snake. Draft order will be determined when all teams have paid their fee. Draft order will be Kentucky Derby Style. The 12 teams will be drawn out of a hat and each team will get to choose their draft position by the place their team was drawn. For example, if your name is drawn first, you can choose to pick 10th in the draft.
Draft position trading will be enabled.
Draft order the following year will be determined by the previous years standings. Kentucky Derby Style will be used and 4th-12th place will get the 1st-9th picks, and 3rd-1st place will get the 9th-12th picks.
Standings are determined by rotisserie scoring using R,HR,RBI,SB,AVG for offense and W,K,SV,ERA,WHIP for pitching. 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 team with the highest batting average wins the tiebreaker.
All trades will be LM VETO ONLY. This protects the art of the trade and stops teams from trade blocking if the trade is going to effect their position in the standings. Value of players should be decided by the teams performing the trade, not the teams in the league. The only trades that will be vetod are ones that are 100% unbalanced, like Pujols for some 5th starter for example, or when collusion is strongly suspected to be happening.
If a trade is agreed upon and a player is injured before it is approved, I will allow the team managers to decide if they want the trade to still go through. Both managers must agree. If a player in a trade is injured after the trade is approved, the trade is final.
The trade deadline will be on August 17th and 9AM ET.
All teams will be required to keep a valid roster at all times. Dead teams will receive three warnings over the coarse of two weeks. If warnings are not reconized, the team owner will be kicked out of the league with no refund of team fees. Roster dumping will met with being kicked out of the league with no refund of team fees.
The decision of the League Manager supersedes the rules herein and is final in any disputes. He also has the power to change a rule with an unforeseen loophole 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.
Any rule changes will take place before each draft. Once the draft is completed all rules are locked in until the following year.