4/4/2013 1:28 PM
Originally created many moons ago by examinerebb, this league makes any franchise a contender, and a better group of owners can't be found on the site. There is much good-natured banter in the draft thread and the league chat, so bring your sense of humor. The rules are simple:

1. Each owner chooses a franchise. Franchise draft order is in inverse order of win percentage from the previous season for non-playoff teams, then inverse order of win percentage of non-World Series playoff teams, with the WS runner-up picking 31st, and the WS champ choosing last. New owners will be assigned the draft position of any previous owners who are not returning, with the first to sign up receiving the highest slot, and so on.

2. Each owner chooses five players he/she wishes to protect from that franchise (1969-2012) and submits that list via sitemail to me. Those players are the exclusive property of their respective owners.

3. After all lists are submitted, they will be posted and a three round modified Rule V draft will be held, with draft order being inverse order of each franchise's Rule V win percentage through all legs from which we have data (the worst teams pick first).  Many thanks to schwarze for compiling this data.  Each owner selects one unprotected player from any active franchise but their own (player seasons for franchises that were not chosen are not eligible). That player is also theirs exclusively. No more than two players may be taken from any one franchise in any one round.

4. At the end of the first and second rounds, each owner will choose an additional player they wish to protect. You will end up protecting seven in all, while drafting three. These ten players must appear on your roster. The rest of the roster is filled by players from your franchise during the given time period (1969-present day).

$120 Million Cap
No trades
No WW
No DH
No AAA


No clones (same player, same franchise - if a player played for more than one franchise, he is available once for each franchise)
If a player split time between multiple teams in a season (as listed at WIS) his full season is available once for each team
SLL limited to current series
Stadium must have been used by your franchise for at least one full season between 1969 and 2012
Tiebreaker for draft positions will be run differential from the previous season, worse differential picks first

For those new to the Rule V fold:

There is much good-natured ribbing during the draft (we try not to be too player-specific, so as not to influence the draft, but sometimes the temptation is too much). Do not take it personally. Pick a draft strategy and stay the course, regardless.

Glossary

He Who Must Not Be Named (HWMNBN) - A former player/manager/dirtbag for the Cincinnati Reds (and later, Philadelphia Phillies and Montreal Expos) who defiled the grand game of baseball. No Rule V team has ever won a title with him, so heed jose's warnings about karma. I would imagine Lady Karma grows weary from teaching the same lesson over and over, as the ruler with which she raps offending knuckles seems to grow with each passing season.  The scumbag finally won a championship (make it two after last leg).  Lady Karma has stunned us all with this development

The Single Most Overrated Pitcher of All Time (TSMOPOAT) - Nolan Ryan

The Single Most Overrated Position Player of All Time (TSMOPPOAT) - Cal Ripken, Jr.

(Both of those players designated by Vegas...see below)

Vegas - jose can u c - Our Rule V Prediction King (emeritus)
4/7/2013 11:26 AM (edited)
Returning owners

1. sinfonian11
2. mussopini23
3. tridentric
4. schwarze
5. deathdealer
6. newarkwilder
7. shaybee
8. sgsmith
9. bob_shabazz
10. spoonfed
11. ff09
12. rbow923
13. specsman
14. Robin4
15. marlowe
16. devomac
17. mllama54
18. alleyviper
19. tjefferson
20. moneybonn
21. llcoach
22. Disco Dogs
23.
24.

Waitlist

1. koyunlu
2. twfan
3. bullet6464
4. mervis7
5.

4/4/2013 1:34 PM
How popular is this league?  I had two owners sitemail me during the season asking to be put on the waitlist.
4/4/2013 1:41 PM
I'm back
4/4/2013 5:59 PM
one of the best leagues out there, you know I'm back after a division crown & trip to the LCS
4/4/2013 6:13 PM
naturally I'm back
4/4/2013 6:40 PM
Posted by mussopini23 on 4/4/2013 5:59:00 PM (view original):
one of the best leagues out there, you know I'm back after a division crown & trip to the LCS
I will have my revenge!
4/5/2013 8:17 AM
I am back too, finally with a high draft pick after the Tigers experiment went awry...
4/5/2013 10:14 AM
22 returning as of now, waiting for word from Cheno5 and jstewart281.
4/5/2013 11:41 AM
any word on how Jose & the fam are doing??
4/5/2013 11:41 AM
any word on how Jose & the fam are doing??
4/5/2013 10:47 PM
I would like to join this if there is room
4/6/2013 10:56 PM
I'm definitely still here and interested in replacing if you don't get a full load back.
4/7/2013 10:36 AM
Mervis, I'll add you to the waitlist, but it looks like we'll be full before getting to your spot. I'm giving jstewart and Cheno through the weekend before going to the waitlist. Hope to get the franchise draft going by Tuesday at the latest.
4/7/2013 11:23 AM
Rank Franchise Years _Wins_ Losses Wining%
1 Rays 4 261 387 0.4028
2 D'backs 8 564 732 0.4352
3 Tigers 11 785 997 0.4405
4 Pirates 12 908 1036 0.4671
5 Rockies 9 694 764 0.4760
6 Twins 18 1397 1520 0.4789
7 Blue Jays 17 1327 1428 0.4817
8 Orioles 15 1182 1249 0.4862
9 Rangers 15 1184 1247 0.4870
10 Angels 12 949 995 0.4882
11 White Sox 5 396 414 0.4889
12 Padres 18 1435 1481 0.4921
13 Brewers 19 1525 1555 0.4951
14 Mariners 21 1696 1707 0.4984
15 Phillies 21 1701 1704 0.4996
16 Mets 20 1626 1615 0.5017
17 Expos 21 1713 1692 0.5031
18 Red Sox 21 1718 1685 0.5048
19 Giants 20 1642 1599 0.5066
20 Braves 21 1725 1677 0.5071
21 Indians 21 1726 1677 0.5072
22 Cubs 15 1233 1197 0.5074
23 Marlins 14 1152 1118 0.5075
24 Cardinals 21 1773 1630 0.5210
25 Royals 18 1533 1384 0.5255
26 Reds 15 1280 1150 0.5267
27 Dodgers 20 1714 1527 0.5288
28 Yankees 18 1551 1365 0.5319
29 A's 21 1844 1559 0.5419
30 Astros 21 1874 1529 0.5507
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