1. Trades: Trades must be agreed upon in the current official trades thread and confirmed by all involved parties by the time the live sim is over, or by the export time noted if a live sim is not scheduled. They will be processed by the commissioner following the next sim after they're confirmed and before the updated file is uploaded. 1a. (This is only applicable in cases where an injury will put the player on the DL.) If an injury occurs to a player that is involved with a trade taking place at the end of the current sim, the trade will be voided unless both parties are present to discuss changes to the trade or for a decision to waive the injury clause for trades. If a player is only injured for 5-6 days or listed as DTD this will not void a trade. 1b. The Commissioner reserves the right to revoke any trade that's seen as too one-sided. A trade committee will be instituted if deemed necessary. 1c. A trade committee has been put in place. The committee consists of members who have shown themselves to have a deep knowledge of the game and player value. Current members include; @UDVikings @warkol @Hawkamania @MitchDaCr3ator . They will have say on all trades in the league with the commissioner being the tie-breaker. Any trade involving those members they will be excused from voting and the commissioner will take their place and can hold up to 3 votes. When trades are denied the commissioner will post the reasons in the trade proposal thread from the committee. No single committee member will have any quotes tied to their name so as not to single out any member but to provide constructive feedback on why a trade was denied. When a trade is posted in the trade proposal forum any member on the committee who wishes to deny the trade must open up a conversation with all the committee members and the commissioner so it can be voted on. This must be done within 24 hours of both parties agreeing to a trade. If no committee member has an issue with a trade within 24 hours of it being posted the commissioner will assume that it is approved by every committee member and it will be processed following the next sim. 2. Live Sims: I will do my best to give every sim during the regular season a live twitch broadcast of the daily games. Sims will occur on every Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday at ~9pm EST. This is also the time that exports are due for these sims. The sims will be 7 days at a time to allow more management. (Times are subject to change based on my work schedule) 2a. The only time period effecting sims will be the trading deadline. When the trade deadline takes place it will take the place of a sim night to give me time to execute trades and push out an updated file. This will allow league members to make any roster adjustments with their new players. 2b. During the off-season daily sims will take place and sim lengths will be modified. Generally a proper amount of time for off-season activities will be one week of real life time.This will cover the months of November - February. With daily sims over a 7 day period we will sim to specific events and dates during the off-season period. 3. Code of Conduct: We're all here to hang out and talk about baseball/sports. Once in a while the shoutbox gets political but don't let it get you bent out of shape. Hopefully if this league takes off we'll get our own shoutbox for our league. If you have a problem with specific members of this forum you can block them or just avoid them. 4. Contracts: You are not allowed to abuse the AI. To prevent this Vesting Options are banned. Team options are allowed when signing a Free Agent, not when extending a player currently under contract. 4a. Long-term extensions can only be offered once a player has hit 3-years of service time. A long-term extension is defined in this case as an extension that is longer than 1 year. Long-term extensions now must fall within a few parameters. Subsequent yearly salaries must be within + 50% and - 50% of the previous years salary. This is to prevent some of the crazy front-loaded deals we have seen in this league. (This applies to free agent contracts as well.) 4b. Incentives are allowed to be included with contracts. The caveat is that the total amount of each incentive cannot exceed 25% of the lowest yearly salary in the current contract offer. Amount of At-Bats must be 550 or less. No deliberately unachievable incentive clauses such at-bats for a pitcher. No Cy Young Award bonuses for Pitchers with Endurance less than 45. Innings pitched for Pitchers with Endurance greater than or equal to 45 must be 180 Innings Pitched or lower. Innings pitched for Pitchers with Endurance less than 45 must be 80 Innings Pitched or lower. 4c. Vesting options are explicitly banned. Team Options are only allowed when signing free agents. Each year that's designated as a Team Option must have at least a 35% buyout of that specific year's value. 5. Communication: We use this forum and the shoutbox as our main means of communication. We will have a thread to list individual people's contact information but I would prefer if most communication happens on these forums. We will soon be getting our own forum and we will have it divided for general league discussions, trades, team posts, and trading blocks. 6. Voting: At the end of every year I will poll the league on what changes to make for the next season. Much like winter meetings in real life we will vote on rule changes, such as changing DL length, abolishing the DH or adding the DH to the NL, etc. If enough people want to submit a rule change to go to league vote we will hold a league vote. We will also hold voting on all the end of season awards. 7. Player Activity: If you disappear or miss 3 straight export deadlines I will start looking to replace you. If you know you will be gone for an extended period of time please let me know and arrange for someone to care for your team in your absence. 8. Roster Rules: Due to our simming frequency some standard roster rules have been modified to allow for proper management of players. 8a. Waiver Period Length has been increased to 14 days 8b. DFA Period Length has been increased to 21 days 8c. DL Length has been decreased to 7 days 8d. If your roster interrupts a sim you will be hit with a $5,000,000 fine following the sim unless the roster issue was unavoidable due to the in-game dates that sims happened or the GM is away from the game and I didn't pay attention as care-taker of the team. 8e. If you have a player on DFA interrupt a sim there will be no fine. I will attempt to send them to AAA or place them on the active roster. If neither works they will be immediately released without question. 8f. Players can now be traded immediately after being drafted and signed. We aren't officially enforcing the rule that says they have to be in Pro Ball for a year before being traded. 9. Participation Points System A GM can earn participation points for his team in the following ways: Team Article = 10 points Divisional or League Related Article = 15 Participation Points ASG Voting = 5 Participation Points Award Voting = 5 Participation Points Winter Meetings Voting = 5 Participation Points * A Maximum of 90 participation points can be obtained over a season. These can carry over for future seasons. You must tag me in any content that you post. If there are any errors you must notify me and I'll double-check everything. Spreadsheet here. 9a. Redeeming Participation Points 10 Points: 1% Increase/Decrease to any park factors 20 Points: Add 250 capacity to your stadium 50 Points: Get $1M cash in-game. 100 Points: Age your owner to 70 years, and hope to get a new one soon. 500 Points: Completely new stadium with random park factors. 750 Points: Completely new stadium with large say on park design and factors. Nothing too crazy.