Here’s what we’re doing…I’ve made up 41 possible teams that we can use in this round – 21 N.L. and 20 A.L. I took some of the best seasons of each franchise and made up these teams with twelve seasons each – in chronological order. Whichever team you pick, your roster will be made up of players from those twelve seasons. You must have at least two players from each season in your list. Your twenty-fifth player will be from the same franchise you’re using and it can come from any of the seasons that lies between your earliest and latest season. For example, if you have the GIANTS squad that runs from 1903 to 1914, you must have a minimum of two players from each of those seasons in that twelve-year span. Your 25th player can come from any of those twelve seasons. If you took the DODGERS squad that runs from 1901 to 1942, you must have at least two players from each season in your list - and your 25th player can come from any of the seasons between 1901 and 1942. Draft order for each league will be determined by the number of wins in the previous round.
Here are some other items of interest:
NO: Waiver Wire, Trades or A.A.A.
YES: Designated Hitter – YES.
NO: Clones – Should Make This Round Interesting.
NO: Injuries – They’ll Be Turned Off.
You may use either full or partial players seasons in this round.
CAP – $120M
Stadium – You must use a park that your franchise called home during your team’s time-span.
Who Moves On?
Once Round FIVE is complete, the top 10 teams (according to Wins – first tie-break will be how far a team goes in the playoffs and second tie-break will be the number of Home wins) from each league will automatically earn a berth in Round SIX. That’s 20 teams for 24 spots. The final four teams will come from the best of the other 28 teams across the two 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.