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please let me know if interested! joshuadeancook@gmail.com

LEAGUE DUES and PAYOUTS:

$120 entry fee per team ($120 x 8 teams = $960)

Where the money goes:

  • $50 to each of the 4 teams that make the playoffs ($200 total)
  • $75 more to each team that makes the championship ($150 total)
  • $250 more to the team that wins the championship ($250 total)
  • $25 to the team that(at years end) has on their roster the National League Rookie of the Year ($25)
  • $25 to the team that(at years end) has on their roster the National League Most Valuable Player ($25)
  • $25 to the team that(at years end) has on their roster the National League Cy Young award winner ($25)
  • $25 to the team that(at years end) has on their roster the National League Rolaids Relief Man award winner ($25)
  • $20 to each team that has the most points in each of the final 5 weeks of the regular season ($100 total)
  • $160 to CBSsports.com for fantasy fee

SCORING FORMAT (CUSTOM 8X8):

The scoring in this league is intended to be simple. So we will keep it that way.

A pitchers job is to get outs, keep people off base, not give up runs and definately not blow it. Therefore, scoring for a pitcher is as follows:

  1. OUT = 1 point
  2. STRIKEOUT = 1 point
  3. HOLD = 10 points
  4. SAVE = 10 points
  5. BLOWN SAVE = -5 points
  6. WALK = -1 point
  7. HIT BATSMEN = -1 point
  8. EARNED RUN = -1 point

A batters job is to advance bases and to not get out. Therefore, scoring for a batter is as follows:

  1. TOTAL BASES = 1 point
  2. RUN BATTED IN = 1 point
  3. STOLEN BASE = 2 points
  4. WALK = 1 point
  5. HIT BY PITCH = 1 point
  6. STRIKEOUT = -1 point
  7. CAUGHT STEALING = -1 point
  8. PICKOFF BY FIELDER = -1 point

Scoring format changes are at the sole discretion of the commissioner. Point values can be changed by majority vote of the owners.

TEAMS:

The 8 teams in the league represent the 8 Charter franchises of the National League.

The teams are:

  • Cincinnati Red Stockings
  • Chicago White Stockings
  • Hartford Dark Blues
  • Boston Red Stockings
  • New York Mutuals
  • Philadelphia Athletics
  • Louisville Grays
  • St. Louis Brown Stockings

Owners will be able to change the name of their team with commissioner approval as long as the name remains one of a current or former team in the National League.

No duplicate team names allowed.

DRAFT:

The inaugural seasons draft will be randomized and snaking. Each year to follow will be non-snaking worst regular season record to best for each round.

ROSTERS (NL ONLY LEAGUE):

Teams will consist of a 25 man roster made up of National League Players Only with 16 to 20 players active each week. You must start 4 SP and 4 RP every week. That leaves 8 - 12 position players. Each position must have at least 1 active.(1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, and C) Teams can play no more than 2 per position.

KEEPER POLICY:

Owners will be able to "Keep" ANY 6 players of their choosing from their team for the following year.

ADD/DROPS:

Add/Drops will be done through the standard waiver process. There are no fees beyond the initial league dues. waiver order will be bottom of standings to top each week.

TRADES:

To help keep the integrity of our league, trades will not be allowed at any time.

SUPPLEMENTAL PICKS:

How it works:

If a team "KEEPS" a player who was released by another team in the previous year, that players releasing team is awarded a supplemental pick in the next draft.

Details of the Supplemental Pick:

  • If a player is released more than once in a season and still "KEPT", the pick goes to the last team to release him.
  • Teams lose the right to (1) of their supplemental picks for every (1) released player they themselves "KEEP".
    • This is to ensure that 2 teams don't each release a good player with intentions of adding and "KEEPING" the other teams player and in turn both earning supplemental picks.

    [*]Supplemental picks will be front loaded to the draft.

    • Example: Lets say there are 2 teams that got supplemental picks. These teams would have the first 2 picks of the draft and then the draft would proceed with the regular drafting order.

Why it works:

The supplemental pick is intended to help with competitive balance. It can be a play of strategy by an owner, or help ensure an owner who isn't planning on coming back won't completely ruin a team for a new participant.

The Commissioner will edit the draft rounds and orders to accommodate these possible supplemental picks.

REGULAR SEASON (21 WEEKS):

Each team will play each of the other 7 teams once a week 21 total times resulting in a 147 game regular season schedule.*

*Standings tiebreaker will go to head to head matchup winner.

PLAYOFFS (WEEKS 22-23):

4 teams with the best regular season records will make the playoffs.

  • Round one will be seed 1 vs seed 4 and seed 2 vs seed 3 (week 22)*
  • Round two will be the championship (week 23)*

*Tiebreakers will go to the higher seed (home team).

RULE OR LEAGUE OPERATION CHANGES:

Any change request to the leagues rules or operation must be brought to the commissioners attention.

If the commissioner agrees the change should be brought up for a vote, a simple majority will decide the outcome and the change will become effective immediately.

The commissioner will not vote unless to break a tie.

FINAL LEAGUE DUES AND PAYOUT INFORMATION:

I will be collecting league dues by paypal or check by mail.

If paying by paypal please send to joshuadeancook@gmail.com. please be sure to send as gift or some form thereof so paypal does not charge additional fees.

If paying by check, please send to:

Joshua Cook

2408 33rd Ave S

Fargo, ND 58104

If you are not comfortable with me handling the money, please do not sign up. I am a trustworthy person and give my word to operate this with integrity.

At the end of the season all teams will receive their regular season, playoff and player award winnings. I will not hold money over the offseason. The books will be cleared within a week after the season ends and all awards have been given.

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Draft is Sunday March 17th at 2pm

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