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  • 1. League Members( DSH, DSB, and DSF )DC Salary Leagues are all free leagues. Hoops, Baseball, Football FAll members must be active and able to check into the league forumddaily.MMembers must be able to make a long term commitment.Team names must have a location (city/state) and nickname e.g. NewYYork SpinnersAllA members must use AIM/Email regularly.Inactivity or tanking games is grounds for immediate removal, noquestions asked. Inactivity includes not signing into the forum, keepingup with your team in yahoo for any period of time, not usingAIM/returning emails, or not voting on league matters. Yahoo Settings( DSH, DSB, and DSF )116 teams (4 divisions)HHead to HeadHosted by Yahoo!HPlayoffs: Division winners advance but are seeded according to overallstandings: The winners of each division will advance to the playoffs andall other playoff teams will be determined by overall standings. Playoffseeds will be determined by overall standings regardless of divisionresults.
  • 2. StatisticsDSH: PTS, REB, AST, ST, TO, BLK, 3PTM, FG%, FT%DSB: [9x9]Hitters: R 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB K AVGPitchers: W L QS HLD SV K ERA WHIP HRMinimum Innings Pitched: 25DSF: All stats set to the Yahoo default with the exception of:½ point for PPR (points per reception)225 kick return yards = 1 pointBonus Points: +3/+3/+5 for QB yds (320/360/400), RB and WR yds((125/150/175)FFractional Points: YesNNegative Points: Yes Team SalaryTeam Salary: At the beginning of each season, when free agency opens,all teams will be allotted their salary. All salary is accounted for and atno point will it be rounded up or down.DSH: $105 MillionDSB: $200 MillionDSF: $130 Million Rollover Salary: Any money remaining from the previous season can beused toward the next season.uDSH: T max a team can rollover into the next season is $20M. TheDSB: (War Chest) Teams will have a "war chest" which will keep theirrolled over money in it. Teams can only make deposits after the seasonends, but can withdraw any amount at any time. The max a team candeposit into their "war chest" is $70M (after each season) and the maxthe war chest can be at any time is $200M.tDSF: N salary can be rolled over. No Team Bonuses: TDSH: Division Champion $1M, Wild card $500k, and Finals Champadditional $2M.
  • 3. DSB: Division Champion $2.5M, Wild card $1M, and the WS Champ willget an extra $3M. The team with the AL & NL MVP and Cy Young willreceive $400k for each player.rDSF: None Team Fines: T( DSH, DSB, and DSF )Illegal roster - $2M fine and $500k each day after.IDSB: Not activating a minor leaguer within 72 hours - $1M and $500keach day after. Players Contracts & Salaries P About Contracts: All players must be under contract to play on a team.All contracts are guaranteed. Owners can assign the following contractlengths:lDSH: 1-5 years (RFAs - 6 years)DSB: 1 years (RFA’s – 6 years) 1-5DSF: 1 years (RFAs - 5 years) 1-4 Contract Length/Minimum Salary Scale (when signing free agents): C Length of D DSH D DSB D DSF C Contract 1 year $ $400k M Minimum Scale $ $1M $ $800k per H Highest ofMin Scale 2 years $ $1M per or $750K $ $2M per $ $2M per 3 years $ $3M per $ $3M per $ $5M per 4 years $ $4M per
  • 4. $ $4M per $ $10M per (RFA Only) 5 years $ $5M per $25M per(RFA Only) ( N N/A 6 years $ $25M per (RFA Only) $ $25M per $ $20M per M Max Salary $ $25M perDSF: League Minimum Scale: N NFL Exp 2 2011 0 $ $325k 1 $ $400k 2 $ $475k 3 $ $550k 4 4-6 $ $635k 7 7-9 $ $760k 1 10+ $ $860k***Each year after 2011 increase LMS by $15k. 2 yr contracts are aminimum of $750k. DEF/ST start at $500k in 2011, $600k in 2012, and$$650k in 2013. Then the cycle restarts. Contract Buyouts and Voids C( DSH, DSB, and DSF )About Contract Buyouts: Teams can buyout players contracts before the
  • 5. trade deadline. The team will pay 50% of the players Avg salary for allyears remaining and the player will go to free agency. After a seasoneends the next seasons buyout will be available to use immediately.Number of Buyouts per season:NDSH: 1 playerDSB: 2 playersDSF: 1 playerContract Buyout Eligibility: Players must be on the teams roster for aminimum of 2 FULL match-ups to be eligible for a contract buyout.Buyouts cannot be used on the following players:DSH: A 38+ AgeDSB: A 38+ AgeDSF: 335+Contract Buyout Settlement: A team has the option of settling thecontract in a lump sum or if the player has more than one season left onhis contract the buy-out money can be distributed over the remainingseasons (50% off each season remaining). If money is owed (because ofAvg Salary) the team can distribute the money over any guaranteed yearsremaining. If any cash is credited it will come off the players remainingsalary.sNo set-off: If a players contract is bought out by a team, and the playeris signed through free agency, the player’s original team cannot set-offthe difference of contracts.tResigning: After a player has been released and a teams buyout wasused, the releasing team cannot bid on the player in free agency for 21days.dContract Voids: If a player retires or his contract is voided by his "real"team for any reason, an owner has the option to void the player’scontract within 14 days of the official retirement/void announcement.Once a player’s contract is voided the team no longer has any rights tothe player and the player is now a F/A. The releasing team cannot resignthe player in free agency for 90 days.tRetired Players Clause: Each years salary that is voided will be theplayers avg season salary and any remaining money will be owed. Thefollowing is a list of the number of years that can be voided for a playersage:aDSH & DSB D229 and under - All yearsPPlayers 30-32 - 2 yearsPPlayers 33-37 - 1 yearPlayers 38+ - 0 years
  • 6. DDSF:228 and under - All yearsPPlayers 29-31 - 2 yearsPPlayers 32-34 - 1 yearPlayers 35+ - 0 yearsPNote: Once a player retires a team buyout cannot be used. The teammust use the retirement scale. If a player retires within 90 days of ateam using their buyout, the buyout will be rescinded and the team mustuse the buyout scale if they want to void a contract. Contract Structuring C( DSH, DSB, and DSF )About Structuring Contracts (Optional): When a team signs a contractthat is more than 1 year, team owners can structure the contract. Thecontract must ascend or descend. Consecutive seasons can have the samesalary amount. The way a contract is structured cannot change for anyreason.r25% Rule: The Max/Min from season to season in the contract cannot bemore than 25% of the Avg salary. If 25% of the Avg salary is less than $1M,$1M may be used.$Maximum and Minimum Salary: The salary per season cannot exceed theleague maximum salary. No salary can be less than the 1 year minimumini any of the structured years.Example: 5 years/$10M per ($50M total). Salary from year to year cannotbe more than a $2.5M increase or decrease (25% of $10M (Avg salary) =$2.5M). year-1:$6M, year-2:$7.5M, year-3:$10M, year-4:$12.5M,year-5:$12.5M. Team Options TDSH & DSB ONLY!Team Options: Team Options can be offered when signing free agents. IfaP team does not pick up a players option the team will pay the player a
  • 7. $500k buyout and hell become an unrestricted free agent. Team Optionswillw not lengthen an original contract for RFA status or any other reason.Team Option Amounts: Option years will have a base salary using theplayers highest single season or Avg season salary (whichever is highest)plus an additional 25%. The 25% of salary will have a minimum of $1M andmaximum of $4M when adding to the players base salary.mBidding Options: When a team uses a team option -only- to outbid, thebuyout will increase $500k each time the team matches the bid with anoption on that free agent. Rosters - DSHActive and Inactive RosterActive: 12 man roster - PG SG SF PF C F G UTIL UTIL 3BN. A team musthave 12 players on their active roster, although can drop to 11 players uptot two weeks at a time.Inactive Reserve (IR): Teams can have up to 3 players inactive whethertheir NBA status is active, injured, or suspended. These players won’t beeligible during your weekly match-up and will count against your salarycap. Each Sunday by 11:59pm EST, owners must post on the forum anychanges with their active/inactive players. Inactive Reserve ExceptionsInjured Player Exception: A team may activate an IR player during amatch-up if an active player gets injured. Injured players must have ared box next to their name in yahoo or have an injury report approved bythe President.tSuspended Player Exception: A team may activate an IR player during amatch-up if an active player gets suspended. The suspension must be 3 ormore games and not have been appealed by the player.mHardship Exception (Extra IR Spot): If a team with three injured playerson their IR (and a full 12-man yahoo roster) has a fourth player thatsuffers an injury, the team will be allowed to have a fourth player onthe IR. Once one of the players is no longer injured, the team must cutback to 15 players again. The TC will approve the Hardship Exception if ateam requests it.D-League
  • 8. Players: DSH teams can have up to 2** players in the D-League.**SeeTrades Below.TEligibility: Only players that are in their first or second NBA season areeligible for the D-League.eSalary: All D-League players will use a team’s salary cap.Assignment: In the off-season (up until 2 weeks before the first match-up) all teams must assign players to their D-League roster. This is theonly time players may be assigned to the 2 D-League roster spots.oCall-up: Once a player is called up from the D-League during the season,heh cannot be sent back down.**Trades: During the season if a player listed on the D-League Roster istraded, that player may remain listed on the new teams D-Leagueregardless if the new team has 2 players or not. Extra D-League playersdo not effect the 12-Man active roster. When submitting D-Leagueplayers the following season, only 2 players can be assigned. Free Agent Deadline ExceptionFree Agent Deadline Exception: After the deadline, if a team has aplayer get injured the team can make a roster move to cover the injuredpplayer.TThe teams roster must have 12 active players.TThe IR must be full with 3 injured players.The player signed will use cap space and be signed to a 1 year/$1Mccontract.There will be no waiting period and the player can be addediimmediately.NoN players need to be cut when using this exception.There is no limit to this exception as long as the team has enough capspace to cover all the players signed.OOnce the playoffs begin this exception cannot be used.The TC must approve the transaction. Rosters - D DSB40-Man Roster (Major League)30 man rosters in Yahoo: C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF INF OF UTIL, 5-SP, 5-RP,R 2-P, and 7 BNMatch-up Roster Size: All teams can have a minimum of 25 and
  • 9. maximum of 30 players for each match-up.mMax Pitchers on Roster: Teams cannot have more than 16 pitchersactive on their 30-man roster.aMandatory Players: Teams are required to fill all their active rosterspots during match-ups. Any team that has an inactive player/injuredplayer/empty spot for 7 days will be issued illegal roster fines.40-Man Roster (AAA Minor League Roster)About Optioned Players: When a player is on the 40-man roster but noton the active 30-man roster, he is on an optional assignment. During anoption year, the team may freely move the player between the majorleague team (30-man in yahoo) and their minor league AAA team (10players not in yahoo).pEligible Players: any player that has less than 5 MLB years (1 game isconsidered a year), listed on the 15-Day DL, or a player with 5+ MLByears that has cleared waivers.yActive/Inactive Moves: Each Sunday by 11:59 pm EST, owners must postono the forum any changes for their 40-man roster and update the IR-List.Injuries: During a match-up if a player gets injured and has a DL next tohis name, teams may immediately call up a player in their minors (A orAAA) to replace him.APlayer Suspensions: If a player is suspended for six or less days, he mustremain on the active 30-man roster or he can be waived. If the player isalready on a minor league team he does not have to be called up.***ForA and AA Minor League Roster rules refer to the "Minor Leagues andRookie Draft Section"*** Disabled List15-Day DL: Players on the 15-day disabled list can be removed from the30-man roster, but are still a part of the 40-man roster. Once a player isremoved from the real 15-day DL, teams must activate the player within484 hours if he is not eligible to stay in the minors.60-Day DL: Any player on the 60-Day DL frees an additional spot on the40-man roster. A team may call up a minor leaguer or sign a free agentto replace this player. When the injured player comes off the real 60-dayDL, the team must make room and cut back to a 40-man roster within 48hours. Players on the 60-Day DL will still use team salary. There is nolimit on the number of players on the 60-Day DL per club.
  • 10. Rosters - DSFActive RosterAbout Rosters: There can be no more than 25 players on an active teamroster and no less than 20.rOffense: QB, 2-WR, 2-RB, TE, W/T, W/R, and KDefense: DST, 2-LB, 2-DB, and 2-DLBench: 9 bench players per match-up. Injured ReserveAbout: Once a player is placed on the I.R. list, he is unable to return toplay and will still earn salary. There is no limit to how many players canbe on a team s IR list.Free Agent Deadline ExceptionFree Agent Deadline Exception: After the deadline, if a team has aplayer get injured the team can make a roster move to cover the injuredpplayer.The team roster must have 25 players. pThe player signed will use cap space and be signed to a 1 year/minimumccontract.There will be no waiting period and the player can be addedimmediately.iThere is no limit to this exception as long as the team has enough capspace to cover all the players signed.OOnce the playoffs begin this exception cannot be used.The TC must approve the transaction. Free Agency F( DSH, DSB, and DSF )
  • 11. About Free Agency: There is no limit to how many free agents a teamcan sign as long as there is enough money to pay the player for all futureseasons. To sign a player, you must place a bid on the player you want toadd in the forum. The minimum bid is based on contract length (see"Contract Length/Minimum Salary Scale)". All other teams are free toplace a higher bid on that player. You can bid on free agents while yourroster is full, but you must make room once the bid is won. Players mustbeb listed in Yahoo! to be eligible for free agency.F/A Deadline: The Trade Deadline is also the free agent deadline. At12:00 AM EST after the deadline date, all bids will be final and awardedtto the last team to post a bid.Note: DSH has an exception for the deadline. See DSH Rosters/ FreeAgent Deadline Exception.APosting a Bid: When bidding, you must post the players name, team, andposition in the "Title of the topic". Post with length of contract, total ofcontract, contract structure, and if you’re offering a club option.cBidding on F/As: When bidding on a posted f/a, teams are allowed tobid a Max of 3 times per player. The original post or illegal bids do notcount as bids.cBidding Equal Years: Minimum of $1M more Avg salary per season. :Adding Years: When adding years to a contract the players avg salary perseason can drop up to (but not more than) 10%.sReducing Years: Teams can reduce a Max of 2 years off the current bid.Teams can match the current total contract with less years or use theffollowing formula:When reducing the current bid by 1 year, the players avg salary per yearmmust increase by 60%.When reducing the current bid by 2 years, the players avg salary per yearmust increase by 75%.mIllegal Bids: If a bid closes and the last bid is illegal, the team with thelast legal bid has the option to either take the player at the bid, or passon the player. If the team chooses to pass, that team cannot bid on theplayer for 21 days and the player becomes a free agent again.pMax Contracts: Max contracts are offers of a maximum length and salary(containing no team options) to a player. If more than one team bids aMax contract, the team with the worst record is awarded the player. Inthe off-season and first 3 match-ups of a season, preference isdetermined using the previous years standings.dAdding a Team Option: (DSH & DSB ONLY!) If a team has posted a bidwith no team option, another team may bid the same contract with ateam option added. When doing so the team options buyout will increase
  • 12. $500K each time this happens.$Example: Team A bids 1y/$1M. Team B bids 1y/$1M w/opt. Because theteam bid the same contract and only added the option, the buyout willbe $1M (The initial $500k plus an additional $500k). If Team A bids 2y/$1M per and Team B bids again with 2y/$1M per w/option, the buyoutwill be $1.5M (The initial $500k plus an additional $1M for matching thecontract twice with team options added).cWinning a Bid: In order to win a bid a team must remain the highestbidder for 24 hours. Once a bid is won the team is responsible for thatplayer’s contract (No exception). Teams can wait up to 72 hours ifneeded after a bid is won to make room for the player. Waivers & Outright Release Waivers WDSH & DSF ONLY!WaiversWWaivers: Teams can place players on waivers up until the trade deadline.When a player is on waivers he must stay there a minimum of 48 hours.The player will use a roster spot and cannot be traded during this time.TPlayer is Claimed: If a team claims a player off waivers, the waivingtteam may choose one of the following:arrange a trade with the new team for that player within 48 hours of thecclaimdo nothing and allow the claiming team to assume the players existingccontractrescind the request and keep the player on the active roster for 2 fullmatch-ups, effectively canceling the waivermNote: If a player is claimed and the option to rescind is used, this optiontot rescind may not be used again for that player in that season.Multiple Claims: If more than one team claims a player, the team withthe worst record at that time will get preference. In the off-season andfirst 3 weeks of the season, preference is determined using the previousyears standings.yPlayer is NOT Claimed: If a player is not claimed after 48 hours, ownerscan pull the player back off waivers or release the player.
  • 13. Trade/Waiver Rule: If a team trades a player and the player issubsequently waived by the new team, the players past team will not bepermitted to sign the player to a new contract (or claim him off ofwaivers) until at least 21 days have passed following the date the tradewas made (or 14 days for trades that occur during the off-season).Outright Release WaiversOutright Release Waivers: When a player is listed on "Outright ReleaseWaivers", the player will NOT use a roster spot. The option to rescindcannot be used, the player cannot be traded, and if not claimed within48 hours the player is automatically released. Waivers & DFA Waivers WDSB ONLY!Waivers O WAbout Waivers: Any player under contract (on the 40-man roster) may beplaced on waivers at any time. Teams must place players on waiverswhen they want to release a player or option a player that has 5+ MLByears to their minor league AAA team. While the player is on waivers, theplayer will use a roster spot and the team will still pay the salary. Once aplayer is placed on waivers, he must stay there for a minimum of 48hours. The player cannot be traded during this time. If a player is put onwaivers, he can be claimed by any team.Player is Claimed: If a team claims a player off waivers, his team maycchoose one of the following:arrange a trade with the new team for that player within 48 hours of thecclaimdo nothing and allow the claiming team to assume the players existingccontractrescind the request and keep the player on their 30-man roster for 2 fullmatch-ups, effectively canceling the waivermNote: If a player is claimed and the option to rescind is used, this optiontot rescind may not be used again for that player in that season.cMultiple Claims: If more than one team claims a player, the team with
  • 14. the worst record at that time will get preference. In the off-season andfirst 3 weeks of the season, preference is determined using the previousyears standings.yPlayer is NOT Claimed: If no team claims a player from waivers in 48hours, the player has "cleared waivers" and may be kept on the active 30man roster, optioned to AAA, or released outright.mAbout 5+ Players: If a 5+ year experienced player (that is not on the DL)spends 3 full match-ups on the AAA roster, that player must clear waiversagain to remain there. The player must be posted on waivers by Fridayto clear waivers (48 hours) on the Sunday before the fourth match-up.Teams are allowed to send 5+ players to the minors a Max of 3 times perseason. Players with 5+ years experience can only be sent to AAA 1 weekbefore the first match-up up until the trade deadline.bTrade/Waiver Rule: If a team trades a player and the player issubsequently waived by the new team, the players past team will not bepermitted to sign the player to a new contract (or claim him off ofwaivers) until at least 21 days have passed following the date the tradewas made (or 14 days for trades that occur during the off-season).Designated for Assignment (DFA) WaiversDAbout DFA: A player who is designated for assignment is immediatelyand permanently removed from the 40-man roster and the teamcontinues to pay his salary. This gives the team time to decide what todo with the player while freeing up a roster spot for another transaction,if needed. Once a player is designated for assignment, the team has 7days to do one of the following a tradeII.a team can claim the player and take over the existing contractIII.outright release Note: if a player clears DFA waivers he cannot be optioned to a teams AAA team. oTrading a player that is DFA: When a player has been DFA, the team has72 hours to post a trade for the Trade Committee to approve/veto. Whena player is DFA, trades will always supersede waiver claims. Waiver Claimed DFA Player: While a player is DFA, all teams can post awaiver claim. If no trade is made and a claim is posted, the claimingteam will assume the players existing contract after 72 hours. If morethan one team claims a player, the team with the worst record at thattime will get preference. In the off-season and first 3 weeks of the
  • 15. season, preference is determined using the previous years standings.sNON-Claimed DFA Player: All players that have been DFA and have notbeen traded or claimed by another team will be outright released. Releasing Players( DSH, DSB, and DSF )Releasing Waived Players: If no team claims a player from waivers theplayer has "cleared waivers" and the team may release him. The playerscontract still continues to be included in the teams payroll.cRight to Set-Off: If a team signs a player who is still under contract (aslong as the player cleared waivers and was released), the players originalteam is allowed to reduce the amount of money they still owe the playerby the right of set-off. The original team gets to set off the differencebetween the players new salary and the player’s old salary minus a 1ttime transaction fee.Transaction Fees:TDSH: $$500kDSB: S400kDSF: $500k :DSH ONLY - 1 year/$1M: If you are releasing a player who has a 1 yearcontract for $1M, releasing will cost $250k. No money will be set off ifanother team signs this player. After the trade deadline, all 1year/$1Mwill be released at full price. Trading( DSH, DSB, and DSF )About Trades: All trades must be posted on the forum and accepted byboth owners. Owners can trade players, draft picks, and cash.bDeadline: The Trade Deadline will be set to the yahoo default. Subjecttot change.Deadline Extension: If teams are working a deal and notify the Presidentbefore the deadline, an extension for the teams involved to complete thedeal may be granted.
  • 16. Trading Cash: Cash cannot be traded in any season but the current one.Teams are allowed to pay on players contracts in all future seasons.TTrade Review: All trades will be reviewed and approved/vetoed by theTC.DSB ONLY!DPlayer to be Named Later: A transaction including a player to be namedlater must be completed within 60 days. The player may not be on a DSB40-Man during the interval between the trade and the date the player isnamed. As a result, players to be named later are minor leaguers. At thetime of a trade, clubs agree on a list of players from which the player tobe named will be selected. They also may agree on an amount of moneytot be exchanged in lieu of a player or eligible draft picks.First Round Picks: All teams must have at least one 1st round pick (anytteams pick) between the next 2 drafts. Off-Season Transactions( DSH, DSB, and DSF )Off-Season order of transactions:OAfter the season ends players under contract, cash, and eligible draftpicks can be traded.pOffer all team options on players ( DSH )Offer all team options, salary arbitration, and contract extensions toeligible players (DSB) (Jan. 10th)Rookie Draftd
  • 17. Franchise Tags assigned (DSF )TTeams must cut to salary limitRRFA offers are submittedFFree Agency opens for all playersTeams must sign or renounce their draft picksTD-League players are assigned (DSH)-2 weeks before the 1st match-up )TTeams must cut to roster limit (2 weeks before the 1st match-up)Season beginsSOff-Season Roster: In the off-season, each team can have an unlimitedamount of players on their team. Before the start of the season, teamswillw be required to cut to the required roster size.DSB: When all final rosters are submitted, teams cannot submit a rosterwith players on the 60-Day DL (it is considered an in-season list)wOff-Season Salary: Salary will not be used in the off-season. Teams cango over the salary cap, but must cut back to the cap amount by a dateset by the league (right before free agency opens). Restricted Free Agents( DSH, DSB, and DSF )About Free Agents: There are two types of free agents, unrestricted andrestricted. An unrestricted free agent is free to sign with any team andtheres nothing the players original team can do to prevent it. Restrictedfree agency gives the players original team the right to keep the playerbyb matching an offer from another team.Restricted Free Agent Eligibility (Veterans):)DSH & DSB ONLY! OCCompleted a 3-6 year Pro contract (not including options).SSpent a minimum of 2 full consecutive seasons with the current team.NNever been listed on waivers.Had any club options picked up.HDSH EExceptions:RAfter 10/11 Season Exception: Any player finishing a 2 year contract,
  • 18. must not have been waived in his second year, and spent the full 10/11season on the matching team.sDSF ONLY! OVeteran players: completed 4 consecutive seasons with the current teamand only 1 franchise tag used. If 2 tags were used on the player then hebbecomes a UFA.AllA eligible players must have never been listed on waivers.Restricted Free Agent Eligibility (Drafted Rookies): After a player hascompleted a rookie contract (all options offered), the player will becomea free agent.DSH: For players to be eligible they must: Spend a minimum of 2consecutive full seasons with the current team, never been listed onwaivers, and used all tteam options.DSB: For players to be eligible they must have completed their 6 years ofa rookie contract, offered all arbitration, and never listed on waivers.DSF: Completed 3 seasons with the current team and never listed onwaivers.wSubmitting Offers: Teams must make their eligible restricted free agentsan offer if they want matching rights. Offers must be a minimum of 2years (not including option years), follow the contract minimum scale,and cannot be less than 50% of the past contracts Avg salary.aSubmitting Maximum Offers: A maximum offer is for the Max years atthe maximum salary and contains no options. If a team offers one oftheir RFA’s a maximum contract the player will not see free agency andthe max contract becomes official (one of the RFA matches is still used).Max Offers for each league:MDSH: 6 years/$25M per for RFAs. 5 years/$25M per for UFAs.DSB: 6 years/$25M per for RFA’s. 5 years/$25M per for UFA’s.DSF: 5 years/$20M per for RFAs. 4 years/$20M per for UFAs.Bidding on RFAs: When a team wants to sign another teams restrictedfree agent, the team must make a higher offer than the original team.The offer must be a minimum of 3 years (not including option years).After a bid closes on a player (24 hours), the team with the restrictedfree agent has 48 hours to match the offer. If the players original teamdoes not exercise its matching rights within 48 hours, the offer becomesana official contract with the new team.RFA Matches: Each team can match on the maximum amount of players(per off-season) listed below. When matching, teams can post a re-structure of the salary. The total contract, years, and any options muststay the same. After a team has matched, the players cannot be releasedor traded until after the date listed below.
  • 19. DSH: 2 players - Jan. 1DSB: 3 players - June 1DSF: 2 players - Nov 1 NOff-Season Max Contract Priority List: If more than 1 team offers a maxcontract to a RFA or UFA (and the players original team does not matchfor RFAs), the teams will refer to the "Off-Season Max Contract PriorityList". The list will be based on the past seasons standings. Once a teamsigns a Max contract, the team will go the bottom of the list. If a teamwith matching rights matches on a RFA with a Max contract, that teamwill go to the end of the list. If a team offers one of their RFAs a maxcontract on the original offer sheet, the team will stay at their positionon the priority list. Sign and Trade - DSH DAbout Sign and Trades: Once a RFAs bid is final, teams have 48 hours tomatch the bid. In this period a team can arrange to trade the RFA to theteam with the highest bid. Trades must be posted within 48 hours of thebid closing and the TC will make an approve/veto decision ASAP or within242 hours.Sign and Trade Usage: Each off-season, each team can be involved in 1sign and trade. Sign and trades will use 1 RFA match from all teamsinvolved in the trade.iMax Cash: There will be a Max of $6M in cash allowed in sign and trades.Trade Veto: If the trade is not approved by the TC, the last highest offerbecomes an official contract with the new team. Franchise Tags - DSFo
  • 20. About Franchise Players: Each team can label one player as theirfranchise player. By doing this, the player cannot be signed by any otherteam and must sign with his current team.tEligibility: A player scheduled to become a free agent. AnySalary: A franchise player is offered the average of the top five salariesin the previous year at the players position or 120 percent of the playersprevious years salary, whichever is greater.pLength of Contract: The contract for a franchise player tag is for oneyear only.yConsecutive Years: A player can only be named a franchise player twoyears in a row. The second year must include at least a 10 percentincrease over his previous salary or the average of the top five players athis position, whichever is higher. A player cannot be given a franchise tagthree years in a row.tTime Frame for Designation: Each team must designate their franchisetag player during a two-week period that ends one week before the off-season free-agency signing period. Players cannot be given thesedesignations after that two-week period. Rookie Draft - DSH DAbout the Draft: After the NBA has their draft, DSH will have a 2 roundrookie draft. Owners can only draft players that were selected in theactual NBA rookie draft. All teams are required to make their picks inbboth rounds.LLottery Draft Order:The DSH 8 non-playoff teams will be assigned with the NBA’s bottom 8teams by matching up the records from worst to best. The lotteryprocess determines the first three picks of the draft. The rest of thefirst-round draft order is in reverse order of the teams win-loss record. DTThe lottery does not determine the draft order in the second round.If a 9th-16th place NBA team wins a lottery pick 1-3, the pick will beskipped and we will start the reverse order of standing 1 pick earlier.E.g. NBA first pick to the 12th place team (we will skip), NBA second pickto the 4th from last place team (our 4th from last gets 1st), and NBA 2nd
  • 21. from last place gets the 3rd pick(our 2nd from last gets 2nd pick), andtthen we begin reverse order at 3rd from last.In the event a lottery pick is traded to another team, the record of theoriginal team (whose pick it was before the trade) still determineseligibility for the lottery, and assignment of chances.eTrading picks: Draft picks can be traded up to 2 years ahead of thecurrent season. Trading is permitted during the draft and all trades willbeb approved by the TC.Pick Limit: The President will set an appropriate time limit for picks. If ateam goes past the pick limit, the team will be given the highest draftedpplayer from the NBA draft.RRookie Salaries:11st pick- $4M22nd-4th picks- $3M55th-8th picks- $2M99th-24th picks- $1MRRookie Contracts:TThe first 2 years are guaranteed.33rd year team option with 10% increase.4th4 year team option with 25% increase over 3rd year salaryTeam Options: The option for the player’s third Season must beexercised during a period from the day following the last day of the firstSeason until October 31 12pm est. The Option for the player’s fourthSeason must be exercised during the period from the day following thelast day of the second Season until October 31 12pm est.lRenouncing Picks: After the draft and up until 2 weeks before the firstmatch-up any drafted players can be renounced. The player will becomeand unrestricted free agent and can be signed to the league minimum.The team that drafted and renounced the player cannot sign the playerin free agency until after the following season is over. Rookie Draft - DSF
  • 22. About the Draft: After the NFL has their draft, we will have a 2 roundrookie draft. Owners can only draft players that were selected in theactual NFL rookie draft. All teams must make a selection in all rounds.Teams can trade or release the players to free agency with no fee beforethe season starts.tDraft Order:Teams that did not make the playoffs are ordered by their regular-seasonrrecord.Teams that made the playoffs are then ordered by how they performediin the playoffs.The winner of the Super Bowl is given the last selection, and the loserthe penultimate selection.tTrading picks: Teams may negotiate with one another both before andduring the draft for the right to pick a player in any given round. Teamscan trade players, cash, and draft picks.Rookie SalariesRRRookie Salaries: 1st 1 year 1 1st pick-$4M, 2-4-$3M, 5-8 $2M, 9+ -$1M 2 2nd year t team option with 25% increase 3 3rd year t team option with 30% increase over 2nd year salary 4 4th year Restricted Free Agent RNote: Once the NFL institutes their rookie scale, we will mirror the scaleas much as possible. Minor Leagues and Rookie Draft - DSB D DMinor League Roster (AA and Single A Team)About Minor Leaguers: Each team has an optional minor league roster.Drafted minor leaguers will not count against a teams salary cap until
  • 23. they are called up. All contracts will start once the minor leaguer isactivated to the 40-man roster. Players have to be affiliated and undercontract with a MLB team or listed in Yahoo to be eligible to be on yourminor league team. Drafting players is the only way a player can beissued a non-guaranteed rookie contract.iWhen to Activate (Single A): Once a player reaches 130 AB’s or 50 IP(career stats) and are on their real life MLB 40-man roster, they are nolonger eligible to be in single A. If any player reaches the AB/IP limit andis not on the real life MLB 40-man (must have 4 or less MLB years), hedoes not have to be promoted to AA or a teams 40-man. Once a player isno longer minor league eligible, teams have 72 hours to add him to their40-man roster or drop him outright. Teams will be fined or lose theplayer (the team’s choice) if they do not activate him within 72 hours.pAA Team Eligibility: 0-2 years MLB experience (1 game is considered 1year)or 3 years MLB exp with less than 250AB or 80IP (career stats)yCutting Drafted Minor Leaguers: Teams can release drafted minorleague players at no cost if (1) the player’s contract is non-guaranteed,and (2) the player was never on your 40-man roster. If the player was onthe 40-Man at one point in the season, the team must pay that seasonscontract. If a team cuts a drafted minor leaguer they cannot draft thatplayer in the next seasons rookie draft.pSigning Minor Leaguers in F/A: Teams cannot have more than 2undrafted players inAA and/or Single A at any given time. Players signedtot major league contracts will start to use team salary immediately.Sent Back to the Minors: If a player is called up to a team’s 40-man andsent back to the minor league team (he still has to be eligible), theplayer’s contract will still count toward the teams salary for that season.p6-Year Minor Leaguers: Any player with 6 seasons in the minors isconsidered a 6-Year Minor League Free-Agent. The original team willhave no rights to the player anymore. Contracts for a Minor League Call-UpDrafted Minor League Contract: Once a drafted minor leaguer isactivated to a team’s 40-man roster, he will be given the following NON-GGuaranteed contract.11st year - $400k22nd year - $600k33rd year - $800k44th year - $1M55th year - $1.2M6th6 year - $1.5MNote: After the 6th year of a minor league contract, the player will
  • 24. become an unrestricted free agent. Salary Arbitration for Minor LeaguersBecoming Salary Arbitration Eligible: All drafted minor leaguers underrookie contracts that have played 2 or more seasons on a DSB roster willbeb eligible for salary arbitration each season.Salary Arbitration Pay Scale: DSB will use the stats on R = $3M 80-89 RBI = $1M .280-.289 Avg = 110+ R = $4M 15-24 HR = $1M 15-24 SB = $1M 90-99 RBI = $2M $1M.290-.299 80-89 R = $1M 25-34 HR = $2M 25-34 SB = $2M 100-109 RBI = Avg = 90-99 R = $2M 35-44 HR = $3M 35-49 SB = $3M $3M110+ RBI = $2M.300-.309 45+ HR = $4M 50+ SB = $4M $4M Avg = $3M.310+ Avg = $4M 3.00-3.30 1.20-1.29WHIP=$ ERA=$1M 1M14-15 Wins = $1M 170-179 K = $1M 20-29 SV = $1M 2.50-2.99 1.10-1.19WHIP=$16-17 Wins = $2M 180-199 K = $2M 30-39 SV = $2M ERA=$2M 2M18-19 Wins = $3M 200-214 K = $3M 40-44 SV = $3M 2.0-2.49 1.00-1.09WHIP=$ 20+ Wins = $4M 215+ K = $4M 45+ SV = $4M ERA=$3M1.99- 3M0.99- ERA=$4M W WHIP=$4MCalculating Arbitration: Using the players stats from the past season,add up the players salary from the pay scale above. Use the scale belowtot figure out the players next season salary.3rd year- 50% of salary, Max $5M, and Min of $800k ("Super 2 ONLY") SeeBBelow.44th year- 60% of salary, Max $7M, and Min of $1M5th year- 80% of salary, Max $10M, and Min of $1.2M
  • 25. 6th year- 100% of salary, Max $12M, and Min of $1.5M6Note: A teams salary offer to a player may not be less than 80% of theplayers salary the previous year or less than 70% of his salary from 2years earlier.ySuper 2: To qualify, players must play in the following amount of gamesin their 2nd season.I.Hitters- 86+ gamesII.Starters- 22+ games startedIII.Relievers- 40+ games total RTeams NOT offering Arbitration: At any winter cutoff date in a draftedplayers six year rookie period, a team can opt not to tender a contractto a player, allowing the player to become an unrestricted free agent. Ifa team does not offer a player salary arbitration, the team cannotacquire the player in any way for 1 full season. Contract Extensions for Minor LeaguersContract Extensions: After each season, teams can give 1 player acontract extension. The length of the extension must be 4-6 years. Thesalary will be the players highest arbitrary salary (paid at 100%) includingthe past season. Once the initial salary is determined each following yearthere will be a 20% salary increase from the previous year.tContract Extension Eligibility: For a player to be eligible for a contracteextension, he must meet the following requirements:DDrafted in a rookie draft, NOT signed through free agency.SSpent the past 2 seasons with the same DSB team.TThe extension must be offered after the 4th or 5th season. Not the 6th.The player must have 2 MLB seasons with 135+ games for hitters, 28+ggames started for SP, or 45+ games for RP.The player must never been listed on waivers.Rookie DraftsAbout the Draft: Before each season there will be a round rookie draftheld for all players drafted in the past MLB draft. Also eligible are playersthat are Single A eligible, affiliated with a MLB team, and are free agentsini DSB.5Draft Order: The draft will be a non-snaking draft. The draft order is the
  • 26. reverse order of the previous years standings.rTrading Picks: Teams are permitted to trade picks for the next twodrafts.2012 Rookie Draft2Minor League Expansion: After this season we will be expanding ourminor league roster from 10 to 20 players.mAbout the Draft: Teams can draft in as many rounds as they need tountil 20 players is reached. Once a team skips a pick that teams draft isover. Teams cannot release any players during the draft.oTrading Picks: All teams are permitted to trade their 1st-5th roundpicks.pTeam Roster Limits (2012 Season): AA:up to 5 Single A: up to 20(unlimited once the 2012 season begins)2013 Rookie Draft2Rounds in Draft: 10 rounds 1Picks allowed to be traded: Rounds 1-2 up until the completion of the2012 draft. Rounds 1-10 after the completion of the 2012 draft up untiland during the 2013 draft.aTeam Roster Limits (2013 Season): AA:up to 5 A: unlimited2014 Rookie Draft2Rounds in Draft: 10 roundsPicks allowed to be traded: Rounds 1-10 after the completion of the2012 draft up until and during the 2014 draft.2Team Roster Limits (2013 Season): AA:up to 10 A: unlimited2015 Rookie Draft2Rounds in Draft: To be determined at a later date.Team Roster Limits (2015 Season): AA: up to 10 A: unlimited