CLB Rules

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  1. mmorgan184

    mmorgan184 CLB Commissioner

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    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.
    1. Amount of At-Bats must be 550 or less.
    2. No deliberately unachievable incentive clauses such at-bats for a pitcher.
    3. No Cy Young Award bonuses for Pitchers with Endurance less than 45.
    4. Innings pitched for Pitchers with Endurance greater than or equal to 45 must be 180 Innings Pitched or lower.
    5. 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:
    1. Team Article = 10 points
    2. Divisional or League Related Article = 15 Participation Points
    3. ASG Voting = 5 Participation Points
    4. Award Voting = 5 Participation Points
    5. Winter Meetings Voting = 5 Participation Points
    6. * 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

    1. 10 Points: 1% Increase/Decrease to any park factors
    2. 20 Points: Add 250 capacity to your stadium
    3. 50 Points: Get $1M cash in-game.
    4. 100 Points: Age your owner to 70 years, and hope to get a new one soon.
    5. 500 Points: Completely new stadium with random park factors.
    6. 750 Points: Completely new stadium with large say on park design and factors. Nothing too crazy.
     
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  2. mmorgan184

    mmorgan184 CLB Commissioner

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  3. IcePhoenix

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    4. Contracts: You are not allowed to abuse the AI (IE, give them a 3 year deal split like this: 1m/1m/25m team option). If a contract is handed out to a player the offending league member will assessed a fee from their team's budget and the contract will be voided.

    4a. You are not allowed to extend someone until they have three (3) years of major service time.

    4b. Team Options are banned. If you have players on your team with Team Options from the original roster you are free to do with them as you wish.

    What's the point of 4 if 4b exists? Also the game wouldn't let you do that anyway. Also the AI is smart enough to know the difference between guaranteed money and non-guaranteed.
     
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  4. mmorgan184

    mmorgan184 CLB Commissioner

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    Because I added b after the fact. I'll rewrite it and make it cleaner.
     
  5. clownquestionbro

    clownquestionbro Amateur

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    No team options. So what about vesting options? Personally I'm not a fan, it's easy to manipulate playing time.

    Are incentives allowed? (Innings pitched, Plate Appearances, All Star, etc). If so, are they capped. (Eg. something like Incentives can't surpass 25% the value of lowest guaranteed year)
     
  6. mmorgan184

    mmorgan184 CLB Commissioner

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    Correct on the first point. Team/Vesting Options will be banned. About incentives? I guess that makes the most sense. I will amend the rules right now to reflect these changes.
     
  7. clownquestionbro

    clownquestionbro Amateur

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    Sorry for another post. But I'm really a stickler when it comes to contracts. It's very annoying when GMs pull fast ones on the AI.

    These rules are fairly common when it comes to incentives.

    "Amount of At-Bats must be 550 or less
    iii. Innings pitched for Pitchers with Endurance greater than or equal to 5 must be 180 Innings Pitched or lower
    iv. Innings pitched for Pitchers with Endurance less than 5 must be 80 Innings Pitched or lower
    v. No Cy Young Award bonuses for Pitchers with Endurance less than 5
    vi. No deliberately unachievable incentive clauses such at-bats for a pitcher"

    Just some suggestions.
     
  8. mmorgan184

    mmorgan184 CLB Commissioner

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    Couple of game engine suggestions:
    Player aging set to .750.
    Talent Change Randomness 140
    40/30/20/10 for player evaluation
     
  10. mmorgan184

    mmorgan184 CLB Commissioner

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    If any of these get support from a number of owners we can put them to a vote in the "winter meetings".
     
  11. thehonbtw

    thehonbtw Varsity

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    I second player aging to .750
     
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    cowace2 Freshman

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    Should probably explain further:
    Player aging default is pretty harsh, most guys are in serious decline by 32 and almost no one is still productive past 36 or so. Last year you had Beltre, Bautista, Peralta and Kinsler all in the top 20 WAR at 32 or older. You'll rarely see that with default injury and aging settings unless a hall of fame type guy has kind of an outlier season.

    Upping talent change adds some randomness to prospects; it is low enough that the can't-miss guys will almost certainly develop well; other prospects will fluctuate quite a bit though.

    For player ratings, it keeps the ratings a little more talent-based rather than stats-based.
     
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  13. Lambda

    Lambda Freshman

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    What's the 40/30/20/10 mean?
     
  14. clownquestionbro

    clownquestionbro Amateur

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    For the Incentives regarding pictures, Endurance should be changed from 5 (Used in 1-10 Ratings) to something more appropriate for the 20-80 Rating ( 40,45,50??).
     
  15. mmorgan184

    mmorgan184 CLB Commissioner

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    How are we handling team options that are in contracts at the start of the game?
     
  17. mmorgan184

    mmorgan184 CLB Commissioner

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    Can't do anything about them now. So treat them however you want.
     
  18. mmorgan184

    mmorgan184 CLB Commissioner

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    So I think the rules are pretty good at this point. I have clarified some stuff with the help of you guys in the league. No more changes will be made until the first season is over and we vote on rule changes.
     
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    mmorgan184 CLB Commissioner

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    New contract rules....

    4a.
    Long-term extensions can only be offered once a player has hit 4-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 + 20% and - 5% of the previous years salary. This is to prevent some of the crazy front-loaded deals we have seen in this league.

    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.
    1. Amount of At-Bats must be 550 or less.
    2. No deliberately unachievable incentive clauses such at-bats for a pitcher.
    3. No Cy Young Award bonuses for Pitchers with Endurance less than 45.
    4. Innings pitched for Pitchers with Endurance greater than or equal to 45 must be 180 Innings Pitched or lower.
    5. Innings pitched for Pitchers with Endurance less than 45 must be 80 Innings Pitched or lower.
    4c. Team Options and Vesting Options are banned since we can't see what the buyout is, even in the editor for the commissioner.

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  20. Window Glider

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    Damn actually gotta do math to extend guys now
     
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