Welcome to the FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION of Exclusive Ownership!
First, the basics: 255 mil cap, WITH DH, but no AAA, no WW, SimLeague Live next series only, no clones, no trades, no injuries, and 24 teams.
Alignment for this season will be as follows: Teams will be aligned from highest payrolls in the NL East, running down to the lowest payrolls in the AL West. Your final payroll is the deciding factor for which division you will be in.
Ballparks with differing names are considered the same if it is the same physical structure, such as Pacific Bell and SBC. Thus, if one owner submits Pac Bell and another submits SBC, then PacBell/SBC/AT&T is blacklisted.
After the parks are done, each owner submits a roster to the commish (that’s me). Your roster must be under the 255 mil cap. When sitemailing, send everything including the draft recap at the top (to confirm your total salary)*. After all 24 rosters are in, they are processed as follows:
(1) any player claimed by multiple teams is blacklisted
(2) any player claimed by only one owner becomes Exclusive property of that owner, and MUST be on all subsequent rosters. However, an owner may change the season of any player they have claimed, while keeping under the cap. And remember, no clones.
After processing, you'll each get a list of players you now own; additionally, all owned and blacklisted players and ballparks will be listed in the Owner's Forum. Then everyone submits a second roster. This continues until everyone has 25 unique players, claimed by no one else anywhere along the way.
Since I will be playing as well, I will send my roster to the first three people who submit rosters before I open them, to keep things on the square. I have already sent my first ballpark attempt to biglenr, a nonparticipating owner.
* To copy and paste roster: Highlight roster, use CTRL+C, open sitemail, use CTRL+V. It will look messy, but that’s OK.