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1 spot left $250 auction keeper league (cbs)

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Here is a breakdown of the rules. This league is a well run league. Out of the 3 replacement teams we have filled 2, but need 1 more. The 3 teams keepers are put into a pool and you draft your keepers out of those players. You keep 0-10 players.

HOST SITE

CBS Sports

http://crash.baseball.cbssports.com/

OVERVIEW

• $250 entry fee - 100% payout after CBS League fee ($150)

• Reg. season 1st=$650, 2nd=$350 3rd=$250 ; playoffs 1st=$700, 2nd=$400, 3rd=$300, 4th=$200

• Host site: CBS Sports

• 12 teams consisting of both AL and NL players

• Weekly 5x5 Head to head scoring

• Two head to head matchups per week

• Batting categories: R, RBI, HR, SB, OPS

• Pitching categories: ERA, WHIP, K, SV, Net Wins

• Daily lineup changes

• Auction draft held on CBS Sports (date TBD)

• 31 players auctioned per team with a $300 salary cap

• 21 starters: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, LF, CF, RF, 2 Util., 4 SP, 2 RP, 3 P

• 10 reserves and 4 injured reserve

• Weekly add/drop using a free agent acquisition budget with a limited open free agency

• Maximum of 10 major league players may be kept

• Major League keeper price increases: +$3 year 1, +$5 year 2, +$7 year 3, +$8 year 4 and beyond

• Separate 5 player minor league auction with a $20 salary cap

• Maximum of 5 minor leaguers may be kept

• Minor League keeper price increases: +$1 year 1 and beyond

1.0 - TEAMS AND ROSTERS

There will be 12 teams consisting of both American and National league players. Each team will consist of a maximum of 40 players (21 starters/10 bench/4 injured reserve/5 minor leaguers).

A team’s roster consists of the following:

• 1 catcher

• 1 first baseman

• 1 second baseman

• 1 third baseman

• 1 short stop

• 1 corner infielder (1B/3B)

• 1 middle infielder (2B/SS)

• 1 left fielder

• 1 center fielder

• 1 right fielder

• 2 utility batters (any offensive position)

• 4 starting pitchers

• 2 relief pitchers

• 3 utility pitchers (SP/RP)

• 10 reserves

• 4 injured reserve

• 5 minor league players

**A team’s primary roster is defined as all starters and reserves (not including minor league players)**

1.1 - Injured Reserve

Only players that are listed on the official MLB disabled list are eligible to be placed on the injured reserve. Please refer to the following site for all players listed on the official MLB disabled list:

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/transactions/. Prior to the start of the MLB season, players may be injured but not officially listed on the disabled list. No players may be moved to the injured reserve until the player is officially listed on the disabled list.

A minor league player on a team’s minor league roster may not be placed on the injured reserve.

An owner has 3 days to activate a player on the injured reserve once the player is returns from the MLB disabled list. After 3 days, the commissioner will send a notice to the owner to either remove the player from the injured reserve or risk losing that player from his team.

1.2 - Lineups

Owners may edit lineups on a daily basis. Lineups must be submitted 5 minutes prior to the first game of the day. It is advised to set your roster for several days in advance to limit potential mistakes. No exceptions will be made for missing the daily roster cutoff.

1.3 - Position Eligibility

A batter is eligible for any position in which he appeared in 20 or more games the prior season or 10 or more games the current season. If a batter did not appear in 20 games at a single position in the prior season, he may be drafted at the position at which he appeared most frequently as determined by CBS Sports.

A pitcher is eligible as a SP if he appeared in 5 or more games the prior season as a SP or 3 or more games the current season. A pitcher is eligible as a RP if he appeared in 10 or more games the prior season as a RP or 5 or more games the current season. If a pitcher did not appear in at least 5/10 games at a single position in the prior season, he may be drafted at the position at which he appeared most frequently as determined by CBS Sports.

1.4 - Major/Minor League Eligibility

Definition of a Major League Player and Minor League Player:

Any player that has accumulated enough service time in the Major Leagues to not be eligible for rookie of the year is a major leaguer. A rookie is formally defined as a player with less than 130 at-bats, a pitcher with less than 50 innings pitched, or anyone with less than 45 days on any Major League roster.

To clarify: If a batter has accumulated 130 or more MLB at-bats, he may not be kept as a minor leaguer the following year. If a pitcher has pitched 50 or more MLB innings, he may not be kept as a minor leaguer the following year. If any player has spent more than 45 days or more on a MLB roster, he may not be kept as a minor leaguer the following year.

A player must have been signed to a contract by a MLB team in order to be acquired by league owners.

1.5 - Minor League Details

Minor league players may be purchased in the primary auction, but those players are not eligible to be placed on that team’s minor league roster (see Section 4.0). Minor league players may be added via the free agent acquisition system or open free agency (see Section 5.0). Only minor league players who are auctioned in the minor league auction or added via the free agent acquisition system or added during open free agency may be placed on a team’s minor league roster (see Section 5.1).

1.6 - Demotion

Whenever an owner starts a minor leaguer on their active roster, that player may not be demoted back to that team’s minor league roster. An owner may keep a minor league player on the minor league roster even if that player was called up to the majors.

**Reminder – Section 8.2: Only players that qualify as minor league players according to Section 1.4 and are on that team’s roster at the time of the roster freeze may be kept as a minor league player**

1.7 - In-Season Salary Cap/Off-Season Salary Cap

There is a $350 salary cap enforced during the season. Only players who were auctioned/kept count towards the hard cap of $350 (hence, any players add via free agency do not count towards the $350 cap). Players on minor league rosters do not count towards the $350 cap. There is no salary cap for minor league players during the season.

To calculate a team’s in-season salary cap, take the total amount of salaries and subtract all players added via free agency and all players on the minor league roster. The difference is the in-season salary cap.

No salary cap is enforced in the off-season.

2.0 - SCHEDULE

Each team will compete in two separate head to head matchups on a weekly basis. The weekly matchups begin with the first game on Monday and conclude with the last game on Sunday. The regular season is 22 weeks long.

**Week 1 will begin Thursday March 31st and end on April 10th.

**The All-Star week will be counted as an normal weekly matchup even though a reduced number of MLB games are played that week**

3.0 - SCORING

The league uses a 5x5 Head to Head scoring system. The following statistical categories are used:

Hitting Categories – R, HR, RBI, SB, OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage)

Pitching Categories – ERA, WHIP, K, SV, Net wins (W minus L)

At the end of the weekly matchups, you will receive one win for every category that you won, one loss for every category that you lost, and one tie for every category that you tied.

3.1 - Minimum Innings Pitched

Each team must pitch a minimum of 30 innings during a weekly matchup. If a team does not pitch at least 30 innings during a weekly matchup, that team will forfeit all pitching categories for the week. The minimum innings pitched will be reduced to 15 innings during the All-Star week.

4.0 - AUCTION

The League auction will be hosted by CBS Sports. Each team has a salary cap of $300 in order to acquire a 31 man roster. The nomination order for introducing players into the auction will be randomly generated. Any excess salary cap after the auction is forfeited, so owners are encouraged to spend their entire salary cap during the auction.

A separate minor league auction will also be held on the Fantasy Baseball Café. The minor league auction will take place on a date after the primary auction has been completed. Each team will be granted a minor league salary cap of $20 in order to acquire 5 minor leaguers. See Section 1.4 for minor league eligibility rules.

5.0 - ADD/DROP

Add/drop transactions are handled via a free agent acquisition budget (“FAAB”) and open free agency. Every add/drop transaction that is granted via a blind bidding system that is processed manually once every week on Sunday afternoon. All bids must be placed by 12pm eastern on Sunday. The results will be announced and processed Sunday around noon. Each team has a $150 FAAB for the entire 22 week regular season. $0 bids aren’t allowed. There is a weekly maximum of five player additions (including minor leaguer additions). Of the five player additions allowed, only three of the additions may be starting pitchers. Any player dropped must remain on waivers for at least one week and is not eligible to be picked up the same day the player was dropped.

5.1 - FAAB

How the FAAB works:

Each owner will select a player to be added and a player to be dropped, and then enter a bid for the player to be added. The team with the highest bid for that player will be awarded the player and the bid value subtracted from their budget. If there is a tie for a player, the FAAB order is used; the owner that is higher on the FAAB order will receive the player and be moved to the bottom. The FAAB order is set to the reverse order of the standings each week.

Example:

Team A inputs a request for three players:

• Cliff Lee bid of $15

• Jorge Cantu bid of $9

• Gavin Floyd bid of $5

Team B inputs a request for three players:

• Cliff Lee bid of $18

• Jorge Cantu bid of $9

• Gavin Floyd bid of $5

The system looks for the player that has the highest overall bid placed on him. In this case, Cliff Lee would be the first player auctioned. The system would then search through every bid submitted for Cliff Lee. The team with the highest bid for Cliff Lee would win that player. In this example, Team B would be awarded Cliff Lee for $18.

The FAAB process will continue in this manner. The system will seek out the player that has the highest overall bid. In this example, Jorge Cantu will be the next player auctioned. If there are two equal bids for the same player, the system will award the player to the team that is highest on the FAAB order. Each time a team has an add/drop request processed, the team will be placed at the bottom of the FAAB order. For example, Jorge Cantu will be auctioned second and awarded to Team A for $9 because Team A was ahead of Team B in the FAAB order.

Finally, Gavin Floyd will be auctioned last and awarded to Team B for $5 because they are higher on the FAAB order.

**Please note: If a team is dropping the same player for multiple bids and that team wins a bid all subsequent bids involving same dropped player become invalid**

5.2 - Open Free Agency

Every Sunday from 3pm eastern to 12am eastern during the season free agency will be opened. Any player added prior to 3pm eastern on Sunday or after 12am will be reversed. Any player added during open free agency will have a default salary of $1. The default salary of $1 for players added during open free agency will not count against the FAAB.

5.3 - Minor League Add/Drop

Minor leaguer add/drop transactions are handled in the exact manner as described above in the FAAB and open free agency. If you wish to add a player that is not in the CBS database, then you will need to notify the commissioners of the desired transaction.

5.4 - Playoff FAAB

On Sunday of Week 22 the FAAB for all playoff teams resets to $50. All add/drop transactions will be processed in the same manner as the regular season.

6.0 - TRADES

Trading is one of the most enjoyable aspects of fantasy baseball and this League is designed to promote trading among owners. A trade will only be overturned if A) collusion/dumping is involved B) the trade significantly upsets the balance of the league.

Since the League is a keeper league, everyone must remember that owners may decide to rebuild and make a trade that may not improve their team in the current season. While rebuilding is allowed, there are limits to rebuilding. A trade designed for one team to rebuild cannot seriously jeopardize the outcome of the current season.

6.1 - Trade Committee

The judgment call of defining “significantly upsetting the balance of the league” and “seriously jeopardizing the outcome of the current season” will ultimately be made by the trade committee. The trade committee consists of three league members (Clay Corman, Kenny Sassano, Jeff Narducci). A trade must be opposed by all three of the trade committee members to be overturned. In the event that a trade committee member is involved in a trade, that member involved in the trade will not take part in the trade committee’s ruling. The two remaining committee members must both oppose the trade to overturn. If two trade committee members are involved in a trade, the remaining member not involved will be joined by the alternate committee members (Jim Corman and Igor Greenwald) to rule on the trade.

6.2 - Procedure to Oppose a Trade

All teams are entitled to voicing their opinion on a trade if done so in the proper manner. Within 48 hours of a trade being announced, each owner has the right to email any of the trade committee members to voice opposition to a trade. When sending an email to a trade committee member, be sure to provide a rational explanation of why you oppose the trade. Any email that simply states something along the lines of “I don’t like the trade” will not be considered by the trade committee. Do not post your opposition on the league message board or send a league-wide email voicing your opinion. Any trade opposition that is voiced in the proper manner will be granted serious consideration by the trade committee when issuing a ruling.

6.3 - Trade Processing

The trade committee will issue a ruling within 48 hours of the trade being announced. Once the ruling has been made, the trade will be processed or denied immediately. Trades accepted before 12am on Thursdays will be processed during the current period. Trades accepted after 12am on Thursdays will be processed on Sunday for the upcoming period.

6.4 - Trade Deadline

The trade deadline is August 3rd, 2011.

6.5 - Offseason Trading

Offseason trading is not only allowed, but encouraged. Offseason trade approval will be much more lenient than in-season trade approval. League dues must be paid prior to offseason trades being processed.

6.6 - Miscellaneous Trade Issues

There is no salary clock reset when a player is traded. For example:

• Cliff Lee is drafted for $6 in 2008. The owner decides to keep Cliff Lee in 2009 for $9 (keeper salary increase in year 1 is +$3).

• Cliff Lee is traded during the 2009 season. The new owner decides to keep Cliff Lee in 2010. The salary for Cliff Lee increases to $14 (keeper salary increase in year 2 is +$5).

7.0 - PLAYOFFS

The top six teams ranked in terms of winning percentage make the playoffs. The playoffs begin in Week 23 and end in Week 25. Playoff seedings are assigned based upon league ranking (first place is the #1 seed, second place is the #2 seed, and so on). The #1 seed and #2 seed receive first round byes. The playoff matchups will be as follows:

Week 23 Week 24 Week 25

#3 Seed #2 Seed

vs. vs.

#6 Seed Winner of #3/#6 Winner of #2 vs. #3/#6

vs. League Champion

#4 Seed #1 Seed Winner of #1 vs. #4/#5

vs. vs.

#5 Seed Winner of #4/#5

A consolation game between the losers in week 24 will occur in week 25 to determine 3rd and 4th place.

7.1 - Regular Season Tiebreak

In the event that two teams are tied at the end of the regular season, the tie will be broken based upon the head to head matchups between the two teams during the regular season. The team with the higher head to head winning percentage (based on category win/loss record) wins the tiebreak. If the two teams remain tied after the initial tiebreak, the team with the higher winning percentage in Week 22 wins. If still tied, then the higher winning percentage in Week 21 wins; and so on in a declining manner until the tie is broken.

7.2 - Playoff Tiebreak

In the event that a playoff matchup ends in a tie, the tie will be broken based upon the head to head matchups between the two teams during the regular season. The team with the higher winning percentage based on the category win/loss record advances to the next round. If the teams remain tied after the initial tiebreak, the higher seeded team will advance.

8.0 - KEEPER SYSTEM

8.1 - Major League Keeper Policy

Each team may keep a maximum of 10 major league players from the previous year. If desired, teams have the option to keep less than 10 major league players. There are no player contracts, just set salary increases each year according to the following schedule:

Year 1 – salaries increase $3

Year 2 – salaries increase $5 (so $8 cumulatively)

Year 3 – salaries increase $7

Year 4 and beyond – salaries increase $8

**Reminder – Section 6.6: Salary increases do not reset when a player is traded**

8.2 - Minor League Keeper Policy

Each team may keep a maximum of 5 minor league players from the previous year. If desired, teams have the option to keep less than 5 minor league players. There are no player contracts, just set salary increases each year according to the following schedule:

Year 1 and beyond – salaries increase $1

Salary increases do not reset when a player is traded (see Section 6.6). Only players that qualify as minor league players according to Section 1.4 and are on that team’s roster at the time of the roster freeze may be kept as a minor league player. Therefore, if a batter has accumulated 130 or more MLB at-bats, he may not be kept as a minor leaguer the following year. If a pitcher has pitched 50 or more MLB innings, he may not be kept as a minor leaguer the following year. If any player has spent more than 45 days or more on a MLB roster, he may not be kept as a minor leaguer the following year.

Players that may not be kept as a minor leaguer are subject the major league salary increases that begin with +$3 in year 1.

8.3 - Keeper Roster Freeze

On Sunday morning of Week 22 the rosters are frozen for the purpose of keeper options. Any player additions beyond Sunday morning of Week 22 are not eligible to be kept the following season. The commissioner will distribute a copy of all rosters at that time.

8.4 - Miscellaneous Keeper Rules

A player who is purchased in the primary auction or minor league auction will keep his original purchase price for keeper purposes even if that player was dropped and then added by another team. If a player is added multiple times via the FAAB, that player may only be kept at the highest price paid during season.

9.0 - PRIZES

Total Entry Fees = $3,000

CBS Commissioner Fee = $150

Prize Money Distributed = $2,850

Regular Season:

1st Place = $650

2nd Place = $350

3rd Place = $250

Playoffs:

1st Place = $700

2nd Place = $400

3rd Place = $300

4th Place = $200

All prize money will be distributed within one week of the conclusion of the league championship.

10.0 - GOVERNANCE

The decision of the Commissioners supersedes the rules herein and is final in any disputes. The commissioners also have the power to change a rule with an unforeseen loophole post de facto for the benefit of the league. The overall good of the league as a whole will be greater than the benefit to any sum of its members.

The commissioners reserve the right to remove any owner (at any point during the season or offseason) that is harming the league in any way.

When an opening for a team arises in the League, the Commissioners, with input from the other owners in the League, will decide how to recruit a new owner and how to execute an expansion draft (if needed), or other means of integrating that owner into the League.

When a situation arises in the League that requires immediate attention for which the League Constitution does not provide a solution, the Commissioners will make a rule to resolve that situation that will be in effect until the next League Draft. The Commissioners will make every attempt not to create or alter a rule in mid-season.

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