This is a friendly, drama free world, with a fairly quiet chat board, entering our thirty-fifth season. We generally have at most four openings per season, which are almost always filled before or at least within a day or two of rollover. I, the commish, am dedicated to keeping this world fun and fair for all of our members. Although we prefer to get experienced owners, noobs are accepted. We have a good core of long-term owners who only want what is best for the world in the long term. Our blog is fairly neglected. We occasionally get some season previews or draft reviews done, as well as a couple of other feature pieces. As a group, we have motivation to keep things fair, since way back in season ten we discovered and eliminated a collusion problem. It's been clear sailing ever since. We know the damage that cheating can cause to a world, so if you plan on doing some nefarious activities, please don't apply. For those who like parity, this world is one of the best! We regularly have only one or two 100 plus win teams per season, and we rarely have more than one or two 100 plus loss teams. As "proof" of how great of a world we are, we recently ranked #8 in mchale's_army's world rankings
We have some rules:
Banned Ballparks: No franchise shall locate itself in a Major League ballpark with a combined effects tally of 16 or more plus or minus.
Anti Tanking: Failure to achieve 55 wins in a season or 115 wins in consecutive seasons at the ML level will result in the forfeiture of the earliest first round draft pick from the following season.
Prospect Spending Cap: No franchise shall spend more than 30 million in prospect money in any one season. Violation of this rule will result in the forfeiture of the most expensive IFA.
Minor Leagues stocking: Each franchise must sign at least 15 draft picks and/or international free agents per season. Failure to comply will result in the forfeiture of the most expensive IFA signed.
Cash in trades: No amount of cash in any single trade shall exceed the amount of pro-rated salary of the player(s) going the same way. To figure out the amount pro-rated of salary that a player will earn while a trade is pending, multiply his total salary by 0.0170455. Subtract the product of that equation from the pro-rated salary, and the difference (result of the subtraction) is the amount that can be sent.
We have one confirmed opening at this point, the NL East's Huntington
franchise. The current owner is willing to hand the keys over early so the next owner gets to enjoy the benefits of having the budgets set up. The NL East has been beastly in recent seasons, so if you're looking for a challenge, this could be your chance. This team will be picking 5th in the amateur draft. They have $90 million committed to payroll next season, so let's just say it'll be interesting.
Sitemail shobob if you wish to join us in this awesome world!