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15 Year Old League Looking For 2 Owners.

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This league is in the Seattle-Everett-Arlington Washington Area. New Owners get in at half start price with solid commitment for more seasons.

This is 2 leagues 1 AL only and 1 NL only league both leagues have the same owners. If a player is traded from the AL or NL to the other league and he is on your roster. You gte that player moved to your other team.

12 team
25 man roster league
Auction League
275 Cap
Minor League Draft

Owners are competative and very active. We have 2 openings a long time player had to leave and a new guy last year just did not fit our group.

Looking for someone who knows their baseball. Active and experienced owners. The teams available are ready to win and compete this year. Have solid .Young keeper talent good minor leagues and money to spend.

I myself have been in this league for 9 years and have been a champ once. These guys are not slackers if you want to test your metal. This is the league to do it. We have had such owners that have run baseball info sites and work for major papers. And your average guy who knows just as much as they do.

League Rules Below!!!!

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I. Governance

A. The commissioners of the BCTAL & BCTNL Aaron Tonning and James Foland. The commissioners ruling on any disputes regarding this league is final.
B. A three person committee, chosen at the commissioner’s sole discretion, may be used to handle disputes on a case by case basis if the commissioner determines this process necessary. For the 2013 season, this committee will consist of Alex Vonwittkamp, Chris King & Jeff Geithman Jr.

II. Object

A. To assemble a legal line-up, as defined by these rules. Who has league leading cumulative statistics, from first to last place. Based on the actual numbers, that takes place in the American or Nation Baseball Leagues.

III. Teams

A. The BCTAL & BCTNL shall be made up of 12 teams.
B. Partner owners have full authority to transact roster moves without consent of the other partner(s).
C. Team names must be tasteful & cannot be changed during the BCTL season. A team may not change names if it has previously won a BCTAL or BCTNL title unless there is a change in ownership.

IV. Roster

A. Each teams' active roster consists of the following 25 players:
1 first baseman (1B)
1 second baseman (2B)
1 third baseman (3B)
1 shortstop (SS)
2 catchers ©
1 Middle Infielder (SS, 2B)
1 Corner Infielder (1B, 3B)
5 outfielders (OF)
1 Utility Hitter (UT)
1 Extra Utility (hitter or pitcher)
4 starting pitchers (SP)
4 relief pitchers (RP)
2 other pitchers (OP) [starter or reliever]

V. Position Eligibility

A. Players may be assigned to a position he appeared in at least 10 games the previous season. If he did not play 10 games at any one position he may be drafted / assigned only to the position he appeared most frequently. During the BCTL season a player may be assigned to any position in which he appears in at least three games.

B. If DH was the only position the player is eligible for, or the player has never appeared in MLB, the player may only be assigned to the XU/UT as a hitter or XU/OP as a pitcher.

C. Players with NO MLB EXPERIENCE may be drafted into any position marked eligible by the CBS site. When the season begins players must be eligible in accordance with league rules.(see part A of section V)

VI. Auction Draft Day
A. The auction draft will take place on a date to be announced each season, The BCTAL draft will be first followed by the BCTNL after a 30 minute lunch break.
B. The drafting procedure will proceed as in previous years. The Drafting Procedure is an Auction format. Players go to the highest bidder. Auctioneer sets the pace of the auction by calling for final bids.
C. Teams must nominate a player on their turn. Failure will result in a player being nominated for them. Player to be selected will be from the top of roster down. Position selected starting from the C too UP Positions. The Top player available according to CBS will be the player nominated at a 1$ starting bid.
D. Each team will get one, one minute time out per league

VII. The Farm (Minor League) Draft

A. The farm draft consists of eight rounds & will be done via e-mail following the auction. The drafting order is based on the prior year’s standings as follows for each round:

5th place will receive the 1st pick
6th place will receive the 2nd pick
7th place will receive the 3rd pick
8th place will receive the 4th pick
9th place will receive the 5th pick
10th place will receive the 6th pick
11th place will receive the 7th pick
12th place will receive the 8th pick
4th place will receive the 9th pick
3rd place will receive the 10th pick
2nd place will receive the 11th pick
1st place will receive the 12th pick

B. In addition to these eight picks, you may receive a bonus pick(s) as compensation for player(s) lost to the American or National League because of a trade. To be eligible for a bonus pick, the player must be in ACTIVE or INJURED status for your BCTL team, must be on a MLB active roster & you must claim the pick within ONE week of the trade. The formula for these picks is based on the amount the traded player counts toward your salary cap.(during season only) Players traded or changing leagues during the off season do not give draft pick compensation. Compensation will be a 9th round pick.

C. A farm drafted player has a salary of 1 with a 10B contract. If the player has rookie status then he will be given a 5B contract. If the player has never played in a MLB game then he will receive a 5B* contract. (This contract will stay out 5B* until he has appeared in a MLB game. Any BCTAL team may not select any player associated in the NL and Any BCTNL team may not select any player associated in the AL

VIII. Cutting/Claiming Players

A. Free agents are claimed by through the CBS web site and will following CBS website claiming rules.
B. All free agent claims are assigned a 10Y contract & count $1 toward the salary cap.
C. Once a Y contract player is removed from your active or injured roster for any reason the player will go back into the free agent pool.
D. Any active MLB player who is not on a BCTAL or BCTNL roster can be claimed the first full day after his activation (Example: Dodgers activate player X on Monday at noon. All claims sent in by 8pm will be considered valid).
E. You cannot send a Y contract to the minors.
F. Teams may make an unlimited number of roster moves with the following stipulation: Any player called up to your active roster (whether it be from your Minor League system, a free agent claim) must remain active for a period of 10 calendar days unless his MLB status changes (sent to the minors, placed on DL, traded to AL, etc..) or the player he directly replaced is activated from his MLB team disabled list.
G. Any team making more than one free agent claim per day must put their 1st priority first, as after a team has gotten one free agent on a day then they will go to the back of the order to claim their 2nd player. So please make sure that you put the highest priority claim in your e-mail.
H. Players must be taken off the INJURED roster within 72 hours after the ML team has activated the player. If the player is not taken off the INJURED roster within 72 hours then the player will be placed on the active roster for the player that he replaced when on the DL. If that player is no longer on the roster then it will be the player that replaced the first player and etc.

IX. Contracts

A. The terms, eligibility’s, and restrictions of contracts are as follows:
(A) 3 years, 3rd year is option year
(B) 3 years, no option, reserve bonus eligible*
(B*) Coverts to a (B) when player plays first MLB game, minor league bonus eligible
© 3 year, minor league extension contract
(D) 2 years, 2nd year is option year
(E) 2 years, no option, reserve bonus eligible *
(F) 2 years, minor league extension contract
(G) 1 year, option year (5$), topping at completion
(GT) 1 year, no option, topping at completion (option has been used)
(H) 1 year, option add-on year (7$ per year max 2yrs), topping at completion
(I) 1 year, last year minor league extension, no option, topping
(J) 2 years, no option --- *migrates to GT
(M) 3 years, no option --- *migrates to J
(P) 4 years, no option --- *migrates to M
(S) 5 years, no option --- *migrates to P
(Y) F/A pickup. Player dropped at seasons end.
(Z) Commissioner added player do to inactivity of an owner .

* All contracts A-H, migrate three letters forward (Example: A migrates to D). All contracts J-S, migrate three letters backward (S migrates to P).
B. The reserve bonus is available to you if you have a qualifying player (5B, 5E, or 5H) and a first round draft pick. By forfeiting your draft pick the player begins the season in your minor leagues. The minor league rookie bonus is available for to you if you have qualifying player (5B*) and your lowest reserve picks can be used. There will be no maximum of minor league bonus players as long as you have reserve picks.
C. Players entering their option years (G or H contracts), may be (1) cut without compensation, (2) allowed to play the final year at his assigned salary & the team would receive topping rights the following season, or (3) signed to an extension.
1. The extension adds $5(G Contract) per extended season to the players’ current contract.
2. The extension adds $7(H Contract) per extended season to the players’ current contract.
Players’ contracts may only be extended once (Example: a player whose contract is 4G,5H, signed to a two year extension, would now be 19M,12C respectfully) H contracts can be extended a max of 2 years. G contracts can be extended a max of 4 years.
D. Topping rights are awarded to players who play out their entire original contract, and who were drafted in the auction or minor league draft. Max number of toppers is 3 per team per league for 2015. Toppers will be eliminated in 2016.

X. Standings

A. The following criteria will be used to determine team performance:
(HR) - Total Home Runs
(RBI) - Total Runs Batted In
(RS) - Total Runs Scored
(SB) - Total Stolen Bases
(BA) - Total Batting Average
(ERA) - Composite Earned Run Average
(WHIP) - Composite Ratio: BB + Hits/IP
(W) - Total Wins
(S) - Total Saves
(K) - Total Strikeouts
Teams are ranked from first to last in each category. First-place receives 12 points; last-place receives one point. The total points for each team are added and the team with the most points wins.
B. If a team fails to pitch 1200 innings during the course of the season, two (2) men on base will be added per inning to that team's total until its innings pitched equals 1200. If a team fails to achieve 5000 at bats, one AB will be added to the team’s total until it reaches 5000. The standings will then be recalculated.
C. Pitchers offensive stats and offensive players pitching stats are not counted. If a player does play regularly both ways, you may call the player up as either a pitcher or hitter, but not both.
D. All ties in the final standings are ties. In order to determine draft order and other such league matters the team with the most at bats plus innings pitched will be placed ahead.

XI. Stats

A. The daily player-performance summaries at constitute the official database for the computation of standings.
B. The effective date of any transaction for the purpose of statistical calculation is as follows; Transactions turned in prior to 8PM shall be effective the next day.

XII. Fees

A. There is an annual fee of $120 ($60 for the BCTAL and $60 for the BCTNL) due on or before February 14th.

XIII. Prize Fund

A. All entrance fees (minus statistical site fee) will be put into the prize fund & divided amongst the first four teams in the final standings as follows:
B. BCTAL (50% of the total Prize Pool)

First place......................50% (minus whatever needed to make up 4th place minimum)
Second place.................25%
Third place....................15%
Fourth place..................10% (Entry Fee minimum)

$60 will be deducted from all prize awards for the next season’s entry fee.
BCTNL (50% of the total Prize Pool)

First place......................50% (minus whatever needed to make up 4th place minimum)
Second place.................25%
Third place....................15%
Fourth place..................10% (Entry Fee minimum)
$60 will be deducted from all prize awards for the next season’s entry fee.

XIV. Transactions

A. A player on an active BCTAL & BCTNL roster must be replaced if he is:
1. Placed on the MLB teams disabled list
2. Sent to the minors
3. Traded or sold outside the National League
4. Suspended/placed on bereavement list for more than 14 days
5. In any way is removed from an active MLB roster

B. Failure to replace an inactive player within TWO full transaction days will result in the league choosing a player under rule IX, section C (if an owner is on vacation, or otherwise out of communication, you may request a longer timeframe to make your transactions as long as you let the commissioner know PRIOR to the vacation or event).

C. A BCTAL or BCTNL roster may be changed voluntarily by the following means:
1. BCTL trade
2. Cutting/waiving a player
3. Expanding your roster in September

D. A salary cap maximum of $340 must be maintained from the point immediately after the draft until August 31. If you exceed the cap the most expensive player on your roster shall be automatically waived using a Reserve Cut. If out of Reserve Cuts the player will go through waivers. If more than one player has the highest salary a hitter will be taken first over a pitcher. If there are two hitters or two pitchers, the commissioner will decide at random.

E. A player traded from the AL that is on the affiliated BCTAL team will be placed on their BCTNL minor league roster. The player will be placed on your BCTNL minor league roster. Player’s traded from the AL to the NL are only eligible to be placed on their BCTL roster from auction day until the final day of the season.

F. A player traded from the NL that is on the affiliated BCTNL team will be placed on their BCTAL minor league roster. The player will be placed on your BCTNL minor league roster. Player’s traded from the NL to the AL are only eligible to be placed on their BCTL roster from auction day until the final day of the season.

XV. The Disabled List
A. A player on the MLB disabled list is placed on his BCTAL or BCTNL team's DL.

XVI. The Minor Leagues (Real)
A. A player sent down to the MLB minor leagues is automatically placed on his BCTAL or BCTNL teams Minor Leagues. Once a player is placed on his BCTAL or BCTNL Minor League squad he may return only if he is recalled to the Major Leagues and is activated by his BCTL owner.

XVII. Rotisserie Trading
A. Trading is allowed during the following times only:
1. January 1 to the day dispersal lineups are due
2. Opening day until August 30

B. August 1 to August 30 will be restricted to trades between teams immediately above or below each other in the standings, ties included. The stats used to determine eligibility are the day the trade is confirmed by both parties.

C. A trade that causes an illegal roster is allowed provided the illegal roster is made legal by 8 PM the same transaction day the trade is finalized.

D. Any injury, suspension, or MLB trade involving a player must be disclosed before a BCTL trade is made. Any failure to voluntarily give this information before trading an effected player shall render the BCTL trade void at the sole discretion of the owner who is receiving the affected player(s).

E. All terms of a trade are to be announced at the time of the trade. Absolutely no cash, favors, future considerations, promised deals in other leagues, or players to be named later are allowed.
F. A trade will not be approved if there is any dispute among the trading owners over any information (salaries, contract status, etc...). A trade may be voided if, in the opinion of the commissioners, it upsets the balance and/or integrity of the game.
G. Any owners guilty of collusion shall be expelled from the league.

XVIII. Pre-Draft (2010)

A. All teams are required to turn in a list of players, topping rights & farm bonus and Minor league bonus options they wish to keep for the upcoming season to the Commissioners by Thursday, March 15th at 6 PM. Teams may only keep five topping rights. The Commissioner will update the web site with the players being KEPT and the topping rights by 8PM PST, March 16th.

B. On March 17 & 18 a two-round supplemental draft will be held. Any player cut is eligible to be drafted so long as he has at least one year remaining on his contract. The draft order for this portion is the same as the reserve draft (5-12, 4, 3, 2, 1). To claim a player, have your 1st round pick in to the commissioners by 8 pm, March 16. The results will be sent out the same night. The 2nd round works the same way, taking place the next day. Once this draft is complete, rosters are frozen until draft day. You need not participate in the supplemental draft if there are no players you desire (please send an e-mail stating there is no one you want). For each player you select you will send your lowest reserve pick to the team who cut that player. If you draft two players (one per round), your lowest pick goes to the team of the player you selected in the 2nd round & your 2nd lowest would go to your 1st round pick.

C. A significantly injured player (defined as on the DL or headed to the DL and expected to be out for a long period of time), may be cut before the day of the draft provided his circumstances have changed significantly after the keeper lists have been submitted. A request must be made to the commissioners a minimum of 24 hours prior to the draft & the decision on the matter is final.

XIX. September Roster Expansion

A. On Sept. 1, a team may expand its roster up to 28 players. The additional spots on the roster shall be considered extra utility spots. A team may not have more than 13 pitchers or 17 hitters at any one time.

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