9/25/2013 7:39 AM (edited)
World For Life is heading towards Season 10
This is a very unique and challenging world in that its intent is to have teams built from the ground up and have players remain with their franchise "For Life".
To that end, the league specific rules are as follows:

-- Team names: They must be the same as they have been from previous seasons and are all major league franchises (except one -- Charlotte, which is a minor league franchise as there weren't 32 to choose from.... actually two, but the other is the Montreal Expos, so a former ML franchise)
-- Free Agency: The intent of the league is for players to stay with their franchises "For Life" so there is no signing of Free Agents from other franchises until the "Open" Free Agent Period that will be set and put out by the Commisioner. Our "Open" Free Agent Period begins the day before the Rule V Draft (so at the end of the traditional Free Agency Period).
-- Trades: There are no trades allowed.
-- Waiver Wire: Waiver Claims are not allowed.
-- Released Players: Released players are "Fair Game" to be signed by anyone at any time. This includes Arbitration Eligible Players that are released. You can tell that a player has been released (as opposed to "Left Via Free Agency") by looking at the transaction page on his player card.
-- Rule V Draft: No Players may be taken in the Rule V Draft.
-- Prospect Payroll: There is no limit to what an owner may set or transfer into their prospect payroll.

You must be willing to agree that non-compliance with the set rules will result in your willing removal from the league, to be replaced by an owner willing to play by and respect the rules. There will also be no excuses tolerated for missing out on signing your own players in time, etc. The point here is that we're all adults. We shall play the game as such. Much like WiS policy, there will be no helping out in case of "user error".

Available Teams:

Waitlist:
1. meech11

Let me know (in this thread or via sitemail) if you are interested.
8/19/2013 1:41 PM
Great world. Great theme. Great teams available.
8/26/2013 3:12 PM
Just started the World Series with the Cubs spanking the Yanks on the road in game 1. Its a seriously fun league.
8/26/2013 8:55 PM
Best HBD league out there.
8/28/2013 10:03 PM
Congrats to the Cubs for being infinitely more successful in For Life than in real life.
we should roll in a couple of days, so get your name in now if you're interested in joining.
8/29/2013 11:03 AM
For Life All Time Standings
               
Team Wins Losses PCT Playoffs Division Champ League Champ For Life Champ
Yankees 833 625 0.571 8 6 5 1
Cubs 809 649 0.555 6 5 2 2
Giants 804 654 0.551 7 4 2 2
Orioles 794 664 0.545 5 2 1 0
Pirates 790 668 0.542 7 3 0 0
Jays 789 669 0.541 5 3 0 0
Nationals 786 672 0.539 6 5 2 1
Rays 786 672 0.539 6 4 1 1
Reds 783 675 0.537 5 4 0 0
Indians 767 691 0.526 3 1 0 0
Rockies 759 699 0.521 4 4 3 0
Rangers 758 700 0.520 5 3 0 0
Cardinals 754 704 0.517 5 4 0 0
White Sox 727 731 0.499 2 1 0 0
Knights 726 732 0.498 3 1 0 0
Phillies 724 734 0.497 3 1 0 0
Braves 722 736 0.495 5 3 0 0
Tigers 721 737 0.495 3 3 0 0
Twins 716 742 0.491 2 2 0 0
Marlins 715 743 0.490 2 2 0 0
Angels 715 743 0.490 6 5 1 1
Athletics 705 753 0.484 2 2 0 0
Red Sox 695 763 0.477 0 0 0 0
Astros 684 774 0.469 0 0 0 0
Dodgers 684 774 0.469 1 1 0 0
Brewers 675 783 0.463 2 0 0 0
Diamondbacks 668 790 0.458 0 0 0 0
Mets 666 792 0.457 0 0 0 0
Expos 661 797 0.453 1 0 0 0
Royals 660 798 0.453 1 1 0 0
Padres 640 818 0.439 0 0 0 0
Mariners 612 846 0.420 3 2 1 1
8/29/2013 11:22 AM
This is one of the best, most parity filled world out there:
  •  After 9 seasons we have 7 different champs!
  • 85% of the teams have made the playoffs at least one time!
  • No team has made the playoffs every year!
  • Only 2 teams in the entire world average 90 wins or more a season!
  • Only 2 teams in the entire world average 90 losses or more a season!
  • 6 of the 8 divisions have won a World Series!

9/6/2013 6:04 PM (edited)
Bumped because the world kicks ***.
9/9/2013 1:11 PM
I agree with gomiami1972 - very cool league with a unique setup. Great for guys who want to stick around awhile with no trades. You have to build from within. You also have to wait until the last day to sign other teams FA's. Takes a little getting used to but it's been fun.
9/9/2013 9:24 PM
This really is a great world to be in as a change of pace... it takes a very different strategy than any other world you are in.  Join us... NOW!
9/11/2013 4:45 AM
Bumped for a really unique, fun world!
9/17/2013 12:59 PM
Just 1 spot left in a fantastic and unique world - come join us.
9/18/2013 8:43 AM
Hurry, just one team remaining....
9/18/2013 12:05 PM
Get the last team, and let's go!
9/19/2013 11:36 AM

Sounds like a really interesting idea for rules.... I'll take the Pirates

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