ROUND FOUR (League One):
I went through and looked at the winning percentage for every franchise (between 1892-2011/2) and found where the totaling up of the winning percentages of a franchise’s back-to-back seasons fell between .990 and 1.010. You get to use a lot of players/seasons here that you probably don’t have a lot of experience with. We’re sticking with the N.L. vs. A.L. split in all four leagues. Draft order for each league will be determined by the number of wins in the previous round.
Alignment will be as per the draft order, keeping the N.L./A.L. split in mind.
Here are some other items of interest:
NO: Waiver Wire, Trades or A.A.A.
YES: Designated Hitter – YES.
YES: Clones – This Round Only.
NO: Injuries – They’ll Be Turned Off.
You may use either full or partial players seasons in this round.
CAP –None – Build the best roster you can!
Stadium – You must use the park that your franchise called home during those two years.
Who Moves On?
Once Round FOUR is complete, the top 10 teams from each league will automatically earn a berth in Round Three. That’s 40 teams for 48 spots. The final eight teams will come from the best of the other 56 teams across all four leagues. Again, this will give everyone something to keep playing for, even if your team isn’t very competitive in your division or for the wildcard.
All Playoff teams from Leagues 1 and 2 will go into Round 5, League 1.
All Playoff teams from Leagues 3 and 4 will go into Round 5, League 2.
That’s 16 teams in each of the Round Five leagues and 32 teams total. After that, the final 16 spots will be filled by the teams not yet accounted for above. They will be placed in a league by me, based on balance of the league and owner/team situations.