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4th year keeper league needs 1 replacement owner 5x5/roto/ESPN/auction/farm teams

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We have 1 opening in our league due to an owner who just didn't have the time this year. The league is established and well run. It is not going anywhere and is the perfect league to invest time knowing your keepers and investment will always be there. I started this league 4 years ago because I was tired of leagues dismantling after one or two seasons. I was also tired of constant rule changes and drama. This league is well run with established rules. Please email shackleton.c@gmail.com if interested in the league. Our keeper deadline is Feb 28, Draft is March 9. Email me instead of replying to the post. League rules as follows:

The Stanard League Rules for Fantasy Baseball

ARTICLE I: OBJECT

To assemble a lineup of 24 Major League Baseball players whose cumulative statistics during the regular season, compiled and measured by the methods described in these rules, exceed those of all other teams in the League.

ARTICLE II: TEAMS

There are 10 teams composed of Major League Baseball players.

ARTICLE III: ROSTER

ACTIVE ROSTER – A team's active roster may have a maximum of the following:

Two catchers, one first baseman, one second baseman, one short stop, one third baseman, one middle infielder, one corner infielder, five outfielders, one utility (any batter position), and ten pitchers (any combination of starters and/or relievers).

RESERVE ROSTER – A team's reserve roster consists of 5 players. These players must be on a Major League team's roster and will be considered your bench.

ARTICLE IV: AUCTION DRAFT

Each team must acquire 29 players during the auction draft (24 starters, 5 bench). Each team is annually given a $260 budget to acquire these players. Our draft is supported by ESPN.com's Fantasy Baseball League Manager. LPL Owners can practice auction drafts through ESPN.com by going to “Mock Drafts” through the website.

Players acquired during the auction draft shall be given “S2” contract status meaning that they may be kept for that season and the next (if desired) at the salary the player was bought during the draft. If a player is kept the following season at the same contract price, his contract status becomes “S1”. At the conclusion of the season in which the player is a “S1”, the player must be given a “Guaranteed Long Term Contract” or “GLC” (see Article X) or be released to the next year's auction draft.

MINOR LEAGUE DRAFT – After the conclusion of the Auction draft, a Minor League draft begins (through the League's Message Board). The Minor League draft consists of 3 in which teams acquire farm players.

Any Major League Baseball player that is NOT on a major league roster that retains his MLB rookie eligibility (as defined by MLB) is eligible for the Minor League draft.

The order of selection for each of the 3 rounds is determined by the previous season's final standings.

As follows:

1st place – 10th pick

2nd place – 9th pick

3rd place – 8th pick

4th place – 1st pick

5th place – 2nd pick

6th place – 3rd pick

7th place – 4th pick

8th place – 5th pick

9th place – 6th pick

10th place – 7th pick

Players drafted in the Minor League draft are considered as FARM players.

(Note: These players will NOT be on your ACTIVE or RESERVE rosters. Your “Farm System” will have its own page on the League's message board displaying your farm players.)

(Important: These players will be listed as “Free Agents” in our league. If an owner picks up a farm player that he does not own will forfeit that week's stats.)

Farm systems cannot exceed 12 minor league players.

ARTICLE V: LEAGUE FEES

Annual Dues: $35

ARTICLE VI: PLAYER SALARIES

The salary of a player acquired through the auction draft is his auction price.

The salary of a player acquired in the Minor League draft is $0. Once the player loses his MLB Rookie status or is activated by his LPL team the players salary then becomes $5.

The salary of a player acquired during the season as a free agent is the amount of Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB) dollars paid to acquire the player (See Article IX). A player acquired during the season as a free agent will be given “S2” contract status.

If a player is cut during the season and then signed by a different LPL team, that player will keep his dollar value and contract status from the team he was cut by. For Example: Player A has a $25 value and “S2” contract status (25/S2). Player A is cut by Team 1. Team 2 acquires Player A through FAAB for $15. Player A keeps his 25/S2 value.

SALARY CAP – The Auction budget salary limit pertains to the acquisition of players at the Auction Draft only. After the Auction draft, free agent signings and acquisitions of players through trades may well drive a team's payroll above its auction budget. At no time during the season may the combined salary of a team's active and reserve roster exceed $325. This is a hard cap. If a team exceeds this amount during the season, that team will lose (by LM action) the player or players that put the team over the salary limit. Team will also lose 5 FAAB dollars as a penalty.

ARTICLE VII: PRIZE MONEY

The prize pool shall be divided among the first 3 teams in the final LPL standings.

1st place - - $200

2nd place - - $100

3rd place - - $50

ARTICLE VII: STANDINGS

The following criteria are used to determine team performance:

On Base % (OBP)

Total Home Runs (HR)

Total runs batted in (RBI)

Total runs scored ( R )

Total stolen bases (SB)

Total wins (W)

Total saves (S)

Composite Earned run average (ERA)

Composite ratio: walks (BB) + hits (H) / innings pitched (IP) (WHIP)

Total strikeouts (K)

Teams are ranked from first to last in each of the ten categories and given points for each place. For example, in a 10-team league, the first-place team in a category receives 10 points, the second-place team 9, and so on down to 1 point for last place.

IMPORTANT – A team's pitching staff must reach 1,000 innings pitched to be considered for the pitching categories. If a team does not reach the 1,000 mark, they will finish last in the pitching categories that are affected by it.

ARTICLE VIII: TRADES

At all times after a trade the active roster of the teams that participated in the trade must meet the position requirements.

All trades will be reviewed by the commissioner before being put through. Trades will rarely get vetoed. If the commissioner is unsure about the fairness and/or thinking behind a certain trade he will open up the discussion to the rest of the league.

FAAB dollars and Minor League draft picks are allowed in trades. Teams may only trade Minor League draft picks that are 3 years or less in advance. For example, In 2011, a team may only trade a 2012, 2013, and/or 2014 pick.

LPL Trade Deadline – July 29th, 12:00 PM EST

ARTICLE IX: SIGNING FREE AGENTS

Each team shall have, for the purpose of acquiring free agents during the course of the season, a supplementary budget of $100, known as the Free Agent Auction Budget (FAAB).

All free agent bids will process each Sunday at 11:00 PM EST.

The minimum free agent bid is $0; however contracts cannot be below $1. For example if a winning bid is $0 and the player does not have an existing contract the player will be S2/1.

A free agent so selected goes to the highest bidder. If more than one team bids the same amount on a player, and if that amount is the highest bid, the players goes to the team that is the lowest in the most recently compiled standings. Picking up a free agent who is on the Farm Team List will result in a 5 FAAB dollar penalty and player will be immediately cut by the LM. If the team owner has a FAAB @ $0 penalty will be assessed for the following year.

ARTICLE X: GUARANTEED LONG-TERM CONTRACTS

A player who has been under contract at the same salary during two consecutive seasons (S2 and S1 statuses) and whose service has been uninterrupted (that is, he has not been waived or released) must be released to the next auction draft or signed to a guaranteed long-term contract (GLC).

If released the player is put into the pool of available draftees at the next auction draft. If signed to a GLC, the player's salary in each year shall be the sum of his current price (which is what the player had each of his first two seasons) plus $5 for each additional year added to his contract. If signed to a GLC, the player must be retained by the team that gave him the GLC until the contract has completed, the player is traded to another LPL team, or if the player has retired or the “buyout” rules described below are invoked.

Once a player's GLC ends with his team, that team cannot offer another GLC. The player will reenter the auction pool.

A GLC can consist of anywhere between 1 to 10 years. For example, Player A's “S1” status comes to an end, his price is $10, Team 1 decides to give Player A a 3-year deal. Player A's contract would look like the following:

Year 1: $15 (First two season's price + $5)

Year 2: $20

Year 3: $25

“Buyout” provision – To cut a player who holds a GLC, an owner will have to pay HALF of the TOTAL dollar amount remaining on the player's GLC. For example, take Player A from above. We are in Year 2 of his contract and Team 1 decides to cut him. They must pay $23 to do so (Year 2 Price + Year 3 Price / 2 [and then rounded up]). That $23 stays on the team's payroll until the end of that CURRENT season.

Darryl Kile Rule – A player under a GLC that dies will have his contract voided.

ARTICLE XI: ROSTER PROTECTION/KEEPERS

Each team must retrain, from one season to the next, no fewer than 6 but no more than 10 of the players on its active or reserve roster who are currently on an active MLB roster. There is NO LIMIT on how many Farm Players (players who still hold MLB rookie status) a team may keep, as long as the amount of players in a team's farm system does not exceed 12 (the amount discussed in Article IV).

All players that are protected by a team, will have their dollar values deducted from the team's Auction Budget.

A team may choose to protect a Farm Player for however long the team desires or until the player's MLB rookie status ends, in which the player begins his “S2” status and must be called up to the Active or Reserve roster or released. Available team as follows: C - Matt Wieters (S2/19)

C - Dioner Navarro (S2/1)

1B - Chris Carter (S2/1)

2B - Neil Walker (S1/1)

SS - Elvis Andrus (S2/10)

3B - Luis Valbueno (S2/3)

CI - Mark Trumbo (S1/4)

MI - Ian Desmond (S1/3)

OF - Jacoby Ellsbury (S2/24)

OF - Shane Victorino (S2/13)

OF - Norichika, Aoki (S2/9)

OF - Josh Reddick (S2/8)

OF - Brandon Moss (S2/1)

UT - Billy Butler (S1/8)

P - Tyler Clippard (S2/1)

P - Junichi Tazawa (S2/12)

P - Max Scherzer (S2/25)

P - Jonathan Papelbon (GLC/11)

P - Jeff Samardzija (S2/12)

P - Joe Nathan (S1/5)

P - Bronson Arroyo (S2/1)

P - AJ Burnett (S1/1)

P - Bud Norris (S2/2)

P - Justin Masterson (S2/7)

BENCH - Neal Cotts (S2/1)

BENCH - Darren O'day (S2/1)

BENCH - Nate Jones (S2/1)

BENCH - Wil Middlebrooks(S1/7)

BENCH - Craig Stammen (S2/1)

Total Salary: 200

FARM TEAM:

1. Scott Van Slyke, 1B/OF, LAD

2. Michael Choice, OF, OAK

3. Rymer Liriano, OF, SD

4. David Dahl, OF COL

5. Avisail Garcia, OF, DET

2014 Minor League Draft Picks

1st Round

2nd Round

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