Commissioner Corner Message Board
I'm using a unique new format that will be two leagues rolled into one. Each owner will draft two teams: one AL only, on NL only. We will conduct two separate free agent drafts and two 10 round prospect drafts.
-If one of your players switches leagues (via trade or free agency) he simply moves to your other team. You have the option of keeping him on his current team for the remainder of the season, but you can only have him on one roster at a time.
-The buy-in is $50 and 100% of the money will be distributed to the winners. Winning a stat category in either league is $10, so you can win money even if you finish dead last. The rest of the money will be given to the top three finishers. League funds will be held on League Safe.
-Categories are normal 5x5 Roto, with OBP instead of AVG and Quality Starts instead of Wins.
-All drafts THIS season will be a randomized snaking order. All drafting will be conducted over the league message board/waiver wire. You draft a player by adding him to your team.
-After the free agent drafts, you will choose two players to assign 5 year contracts to, two players for 4 year contracts, two 3 year, and two 2 year (for each league). All other players taken in the FA draft will be given 1 year contracts. All players taken in the prospect draft will automatically be given 5 year contracts, beginning the season they lose their "prospect" status (130 MLB AB or 50.0 MLB IP).
-Players with two or more years remaining on their contract MUST be kept on your roster unless they are out of baseball. Players on 1 year deals can be dropped at any time. All waiver wire pickups are considered 1 year players. The exception is players who have prospect contracts; they do NOT have to remain on your roster at all times. Players with prospect contracts can be in the free agent pool and will still be considered your property.
-After the season, you will be able to sign contract extensions. (We will discuss this more later.)
-My goal is to get to 10 owners (equivalent to 20 team mixed), but if that takes too long we will roll with 8 (=16 team mixed -- still pretty deep).
-To add a "baseball league-ish" feel, team names should include your city, your state, or a nearby city (if you live in a suburb of a major city, you can name your team "Jacksonville" instead of "Yulee", for example) and a different nickname for each league. If you are really attached to a nickname you are welcome to use it in both leagues, but I thought it would be fun to add variety when it came to mascots. Please use proper capitalization and spacing... it just makes the league look cleaner. One of the owners is the Detroit River Rats and Detroit Cougars, for example.