Welcome to the latest edition of Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em, the long-running theme that forces you to use your entire roster! In honor of the upcoming Olympic Games, this will be the Pentathlon Edition.
First, the basics:
* Cap is $105M (that is not a misprint - the extra $5M is in honor of the Pentathlon!)
* No to clones, AAA, trades, waivers, and injuries
* Yes to DH (both leagues)
* Any ballpark can be used
Then, the standard Smoke 'Em rules:
* During the sim season, you need 81 IP from each pitcher and 162 AB from each hitter in order for your team to qualify for postseason play. Miss the cutoffs, no playoffs for you - regardless of W-L record.
And finally, the special rule for the Pentathlon edition:
* Pick five different seasons from the years 1920-2011. You must use five players from each of these five seasons on your team.
The research for this should give you enough homework to keep you out of trouble for a few days. :)
We have a solid group of owners who consistently play in this theme, and always have some interesting races to (1) earn a playoff slot while (2) qualifying for it. In the latest edition, one of the playoff teams did not qualify until game #162, when Billy Wagner finally crossed the 81 IP threshold. Claim your spot here if you would like to join the fun!