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    Default New FOBL Rules as of 3/4/18

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    FOBL Rules (revised 3/4/18)

    1. Players will be under team control for five (5) seasons. The first three (3) seasons will be at $100K. Players will enter arbitration in their 4th and 5th seasons of team control.

    2. Three (3) year max on all contract offers

    3. Contract options are not allowed. If a player asks for them in a contract, you can accept their offer, but a contract containing any type of option will be edited to be of equal value each year, the value being equal to the highest yearly amount.

    4. No bonuses or incentives are allowed. If a player asks for them in a contract, you can accept their offer, but a contract containing any type of option will be edited so that any bonuses/incentives are added to each contract year.

    5. Contract years may have different salary amounts.

    6. Trading of two (2) seasons worth of draft picks is allowed. The next year of picks is "unlocked" after the draft is complete.

    7. Extensions are allowed.

    8. Team Market Size will be reset to "10" every season on January 1 or thereabout.

    9. There is no salary cap and each team has a cash max of $30M.

    10. The draft order is worst-to-best by record with tiebreakers performed by random.org.

    11. Trades are processed prior to a sim. Roster instructions for each team, if desired, should be included in the trade post.

    12. Trading deadline will be the first Monday in September. No draft pick from any round later than the 5th may be traded. “Players to be named later” and conditional picks are not allowed.

    13. Teams must have at least a 5-man rotation during the regular season and a 3-man rotation during the playoffs. No pitch counts are allowed.

    14. Teams must keep at least 24 players on the major-league roster (i.e., the 25-man "Active Roster") at all times. This number must be comprised of at least 12 position players (i.e., non-pitchers), and at least 10 pitchers

    15. All nine lineup slots for RHB + DH and LHB + DH must be filled.

    16. Teams may have no more than 120 players in their minor leagues (R, A, AA, AAA) at any time.

    17. Playoff structure: Division winners and two (2) wild-cards per league advance to playoffs. Teams will be seeded by wins, with WCs seeded 5th and 6th, with the top 2 seeds in each league getting a first round BYE. The 3rd seed will play the "worst" WC in round 1 and the 4th seed will play the "best" WC in round 1. All playoff rounds will be re-seeded and the series will go H-H-A-A-H-A-H, with the higher-seeded team having HFA. The winner of each league advances to the Solecismic Series. All playoff series will be best of seven (7).

    18. Park ratings must adhere to the following: RAVG and LAVG ratings must fall between .900-1.100 and RHR, LHR, 2B, and 3B ratings must fall between .750-1.250. New owners get a free stadium makeover and team move/rebranding.

    19. Park effects may be changed by a team once per every three sim years, at a cost of $2,170,000, which will then be distributed evenly among the remaining 31 owners. The amount is set at $2,170,000 because that amount results in each of the other teams receiving an even $70,000.

    20. Miscellaneous: No Post-Season Rosters; No minor league free agency; No 40-man secondary roster; 172 days of service = 1 service year; No waivers; DH in both leagues; No DFA; No Minor League Option Years; No Right to Refuse Minor League Assignment; No Rule 5 Draft; No 10/5 rule; All drafted players will automatically sign minor league contracts with the team that drafted them, and there are no signing bonuses; No Draft Pick Compensation for Lost Free Agents; No revenue sharing; Team's entire revenue is available to the GM.

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    Everyone please read these (especially 3, 4, 11, 13-16). I'm not doing a formal constitution again. We live by these general rules and I take everything else on an ad-hoc basis. If we need to revise or add a rule, we will.

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    Need to add a tie-breaking procedure

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