The first new world in over a year. Created April 2010
1. NO TANKING - Re-building is fine. You do, however need to field the most competitive team possible given your roster. Don't play players out of position, or play minor leaguers in the big leagues. If you are believed to be tanking, you will receive a trade chat. If you dont take steps to improve your majors, you will be removed from the world. Starting season 7 - we will be enforcing minimum win rules for a rolling 4 years.55/125/195/280.
2. MINORS - Pay attention to the minors. If you want them automanaged--fine, you just need to have enough pitchers on the roster to not run into fatigue issues.
3. SALARY CAP - $100 MIL. This somewhat minimizes the # of max salary contracts that can be offered. The reason I am for this is to guard against having to find an owner for a team with bad contracts if the original owner bails. rule v exemption: It is possible that payments from having rule v players drafted from your team will put you over the cap. You will not be forced to transfer $ in this case, however, your player payroll will not be allowed to exceed $100 million.
4.CASH IN TRADES - Cannot exceed the players' remaining salary.
5. CITY CHANGES - No city changes for a returning owner. If a new owner takes over a franchise, then they can choose any city they'd like.
The commissioner has final say on removals. If something is not covered here, but warrants removal, the final say is up to the commissioner. No one will be removed without being warned unless you blatantly go about trashing your team in violation of fairplay guidelines. In these cases, the Fairplay guidelines serve as your warning.