BIG TIME RULES
These are basic rules and will be in effect for all following seasons unless a league vote or unexpected circumstances call for an update or additions.
Following the 1936/2006 season the eligible seasons will change to 1885/1937 and move forward until the league disbands. Modern day drafted players up through 2006 would be allowed to finish out their careers as long as they were not cut. Once cut, they would not be allowed to continue.
Unlimited salary cap. No DH,no WW,no AAA.
Trading of picks allowed for the current season and two seasons beyond.
Weighted draft lottery is run for the bottom 5 teams with a 30 win minimum at 120 games. The worst team will receive a 50% chance of acquiring the first pick of the draft, 2nd worst = 20%, 3rd worst = 15%, 4th worst = 10%, and the 5th worst = 5%. Teams failing to win 30 games by the deadline will draft behind the 5 lottery teams in order of most losses (1st round only).
Stadiums are held for a 5 year minimum,with a stadium draft held every 5 seasons. New owners taking over a franchise may choose an unused eligible stadium prior to the next season.
I.R. is available for seasons when players are not WIS eligible. Drafts,trades and discussions are held in our private league forum.
Major league rosters will be limited to a max of 25 players...however, players on the I.R. (no WIS status that season or seasons) do not count against this total.
Owners may choose to cut zero players or any amount of players, but your active major league roster must always be 25 players heading into each season.
Owners must check their keepers against the available players list...if you have a player that is drafted while on the availables and your keeper list, you must notify the commish before the player is taken or you lose that player.
Drafted players must appear on a major league roster the year they are drafted.
When an owner’s stadium is no longer in “actual use” during a season. In this case, an owner will be required to change to an unused eligible stadium.
Beginning with the 6th season draft, and every 5th season thereafter, eligible stadiums not in use by any team in the league will be made available in the draft. An extra draft pick will be assigned to every owner. The stadiums will be treated like available players. They may be drafted by any owner in lieu of a player at any scheduled time during the draft. After drafting a stadium, the owner’s original stadium will be “retired” and it, as well as any available stadium that wasn’t drafted, will become eligible for random selection when the next stadium draft is held five seasons later.
Disabled list. There is no limit to the number of players on a team’s roster not sim eligible that may be placed on the disabled list.
In the event of teams having the same record at the 120 game mark the following tiebreakers will be used in the following order: (1) Head to Head Won-Loss Record (2) In case that #1 still results in a tie, total runs by each team while playing each other will be used with the lower scoring team getting the higher pick. (3) If still tied, an online coin flip will decide the tiebreaker with the winner of the coin toss getting the higher pick.
In the event that a problem arises not covered in the rules, the commissioner will make a ruling to cover the remainder of the season. If at least 5 owners want to reopen the commissioner's ruling at the end of said season, it will be done and possibly brought to a vote.