7/1/2013 1:12 PM (edited)
Originally created many moons ago by examinerebb, this league makes any franchise a contender (the Twins won our last season...THE TWINS!), 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)
7/6/2013 12:16 PM (edited)
Returning Owners

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


Waitlist

1. famous_dad
2. spikeboots
3. sakensei
4.
5.

6/30/2013 10:55 AM
For my use...last league number was MLB105212
6/30/2013 11:22 AM
I'm back and ready to flame out in the playoffs again
6/30/2013 11:30 AM
Here is the cumulative standings (with the best and worst seasons removed)
Rank Franchise Years _Wins_ Losses Wining%
1 Rays 4 261 387 0.4028
2 D'backs 9 622 836 0.4266
3 Tigers 12 856 1088 0.4403
4 Pirates 13 989 1117 0.4696
5 Rockies 10 775 845 0.4784
6 Rangers 16 1247 1346 0.4809
7 Twins 19 1484 1595 0.4820
8 Blue Jays 18 1406 1511 0.4820
9 Angels 13 1019 1087 0.4839
10 Orioles 16 1271 1322 0.4902
11 White Sox 6 478 494 0.4918
12 Padres 18 1435 1481 0.4921
13 Brewers 19 1525 1555 0.4951
14 Mariners 22 1778 1787 0.4987
15 Expos 22 1785 1782 0.5004
16 Mets 20 1626 1615 0.5017
17 Phillies 22 1790 1777 0.5018
18 Braves 22 1793 1771 0.5031
19 Cubs 15 1233 1197 0.5074
20 Marlins 14 1152 1118 0.5075
21 Indians 22 1810 1755 0.5077
22 Red Sox 22 1811 1754 0.5080
23 Giants 21 1729 1674 0.5081
24 Cardinals 22 1853 1712 0.5198
25 Royals 19 1606 1473 0.5216
26 Reds 16 1356 1236 0.5231
27 Dodgers 21 1804 1599 0.5301
28 Yankees 19 1649 1429 0.5357
29 A's 22 1929 1636 0.5411
30 Astros 22 1978 1587 0.5548
6/30/2013 11:31 AM
In.  Looking forward to picking last and trying a new team I haven't used yet.
6/30/2013 12:09 PM
I'll try again
6/30/2013 12:21 PM
I am back.
6/30/2013 12:28 PM
Back for another playoff one and done
6/30/2013 12:38 PM
Put me on the waitlist please
6/30/2013 12:55 PM
Gotcha, famous_dad.
6/30/2013 1:30 PM
I'll be back.
6/30/2013 1:45 PM
I'll be in on this one again! fun times.
6/30/2013 1:47 PM
I'm Back
6/30/2013 1:48 PM
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