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Diamond Dreams Baseball League

 Bylaws

Web site: http://rdeaner9.tripod.com/sportsweb/id2.html

 

  1. PURPOSE- The Diamond Dreams Baseball League (DDBL) is made up of 24 teams using MLB names.  The league will use the Action Sports Baseball computer game.  The “Projected League” file for the future season will be used.  The reason is that rookies will be drafted and available.  This gives the league and members a futuristic look instead of just playing with last year’s stats.  The league will also have a financial system that has a salary structure as well as an incentive for getting your instructions in on time.
  2. LEAGUE STRUCTURE
    1. 24 teams divided into 4 divisions (Bonds (DH) and Clemens (no-DH) leagues for now)
    2. The Initial Draft will have each team can protect 10 players from their MBL team.  The rest of the players will be released into free agency.
    3. 158-160 game schedule to be played over a 6 month season.  Intra-league games will use the DH based on the home ballpark.
    4. Members can play their “away” games.  Internet play can be used but is not mandatory.  All games not played at the end of the month will be played on auto.  Each owner must supply instructions for each month.  If it is not supplied, that team will be put on suspension and not be able to make any player moves. 
  3. Play-offs

·        The two divisions winners plus 2 wildcard teams from the two leagues will make the play-offs

·        Each series will be a 2-3-2 format

  1. Rosters

·        Each team can have a maximum roster of 40 players.  25 active each month until September when all 40 can be active.

    1. Players

·        The maximum usage of a player is determined by their salary. 

Salary

Max AB

Max IP

Max GS

Max RP IPP

8

700/300/35

300

35

100

7

650/250/32

250

32

90

6

600/200/30

200

30

80

5

500/175/25

175

25

70

4

400/150/20

150

20

60

3

300/100/15

100

15

50

2

200/75/10

75

10

40

1

100/50/5

50

5

20

 

Pre-game injury feature of Action Baseball will be used

  1. Trades

·        Can occur before the start of the next month and can include money and draft choices.

·        A committee of 3 can negate any trade that seems unfair to both teams but the vote must be unanimous. 

  1. Draft

·        After the Projected disk comes out, any player who is on the disk and not on a NWBL team or a free agent (contract expired), can be drafted.

·        A lottery will determine the 16 lottery teams (non-play-off).  Win-Loss record will slot the play-off teams with the champion and runner-up having the last 2 picks.

  1. Financial system

§         Salaries will be based on a salary cap of $120 million.

§         The length of the contract can be up to 5 years (if money is available)

§         Any player can be given a salary greater than the minimum (based on the first time a player’s contract expires, the team owning his contract can match the highest bid if it can fit it in the salary structure (salary times years).  For example if a player is eligible for free agency and the top bid is $8 million, the team can match the bid and extend it for up to five years.  If the team has only $7 million, it cannot match the bid.

§         After a player’s salary is matched by his original team, he becomes an unrestricted free agent, the next time he is eligible and the team cannot match his salary.

§         A team can buy out the contract of a player if it has the money to do so.  The cut player then can be bid on by any team that has money available.

§         A player who retires and is not on the projected disk, can be bought out for one year of his salary and the team is off the hook.

§         Each team will receive $1 for getting their instructions in on time each month.

§         Here is an example of how the financial system looks. 

 

No

B/SP/RP

Salary

Max AB

Max IPP

Max GS

Max RP IPP

Year Signed

Length of contract

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

1

B

6

600

 

 

 

2006

4

6

6

6

6

 

2

B

5

500

 

 

 

2006

5

5

5

5

5

5

3

B

7

650

 

 

 

2006

3

7

7

7

 

 

4

B

5

500

 

 

 

2006

2

5

5

 

 

 

5

B

4

400

 

 

 

2006

4

4

4

4

4

 

6

B

3

300

 

 

 

2006

4

3

3

3

3

 

7

B

3

300

 

 

 

2006

2

3

3

 

 

 

8

B

3

300

 

 

 

2006

1

3

 

 

 

 

9

B

4

400

 

 

 

2006

1

4

 

 

 

 

10

B

2

200

 

 

 

2006

3

2

2

2

 

 

11

B

2

200

 

 

 

2006

2

2

2

 

 

 

12

B

1

100

 

 

 

2006

1

1

 

 

 

 

13

B

1

100

 

 

 

2006

1

1

 

 

 

 

14

B

1

100

 

 

 

2006

1

1

 

 

 

 

15

B

1

100

 

 

 

2006

1

1

 

 

 

 

16

B

1

100

 

 

 

2006

1

1

 

 

 

 

17

B

1

100

 

 

 

2006

1

1

 

 

 

 

18

B

1

100

 

 

 

2006

1

1

 

 

 

 

19

B

1

100

 

 

 

2006

1

1

 

 

 

 

20

B

1

100

 

 

 

2006

1

1

 

 

 

 

21

B

1

100

 

 

 

2006

1

1

 

 

 

 

22

B

1

100

 

 

 

2006

1

1

 

 

 

 

23

B

1

100

 

 

 

2006

1

1

 

 

 

 

24

B

6

600

 

 

 

2006

3

6

6

6

 

 

25

SP

7

 

250

32

 

2006

4

7

7

7

7

 

26

SP

8

 

300

35

 

2006

5

8

8

8

8

8

27

SP

5

 

175

25

 

2006

3

5

5

5

 

 

28

RP

4

 

 

 

60

2006

2

4

4

 

 

 

29

SP

3

 

100

15

 

2006

2

3

3

 

 

 

30

SP

3

 

100

15

 

2006

1

3

 

 

 

 

31

SP

2

 

75

10

 

2006

1

2

 

 

 

 

32

SP

2

 

75

10

 

2006

1

2

 

 

 

 

33

SP

1

 

50

5

 

2006

1

1

 

 

 

 

34

RP

1

 

 

 

20

2006

1

1

 

 

 

 

35

RP

1

 

 

 

20

2006

1

1

 

 

 

 

36

RP

2

 

 

 

40

2006

1

2

 

 

 

 

37

RP

1

 

 

 

20

2006

1

1

 

 

 

 

38

RP

1

 

 

 

20

2006

1

1

 

 

 

 

39

RP

1

 

 

 

20

2006

1

1

 

 

 

 

40

RP

1

 

 

 

20

2006

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

105

6150

1125

147

220

 

 

105

70

53

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                               i.      Free agents will be bid on before the Draft.  The structure of the Free Agent bidding will be determined by a league vote after the salaries are established.

 

  1. PENALTIES
    1. Late coaching = $1 million per block

 

 

Members

e-mail

Team

Rick Dean-commish

bummerdude@msn.com

Rockies

 

 

 

 

 


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