PBA Constitution Jul 7, 2017 23:24:41 GMT -5
Post by Commissioner Erick on Jul 7, 2017 23:24:41 GMT -5
*** PBA Constitution ***
The Commissioner will be responsible for the management and daily operation of the league, simulating games in a timely manner, maintaining the associated league files and being involved in all GM discussions. He will respond to questions about the league and facilitate the recruitment and development of new members.
The Commissioner will act in the best interest of the league at all times, will be the deciding voice in any disputes and also will have the power to assess fines and remove members as required.
GM’s will own a copy of OOTP, strive to be active in the forum, respond to messages in a timely manner and are encouraged to make suggestions and voice concerns. The Pinnacle Baseball Association welcomes new ideas and fresh perspectives!
GM’s are also encouraged to export on a regular basis, even if they are not making changes to their team, to show participation. And they should post their absences in the appropriate thread.
Should communication cease, exporting drop off substantially or any GM conducts himself in a detrimental to the league kind of way, the Commissioner reserves the right to take action.
Regular season SIMs will be conducted every three days, with a dated forum notification and export times will generally be 8 pm. Simulations will be seven in-game days during the regular season.
Preseason, Spring Training, and Offseason schedules will be TBD.
Playoff schedules will be determined at end of regular season. Wild Card games will be done in one sim. Other Playoff Rounds will be done in three game increments.
Contracts and Extensions
* Any player under team control that has completed five years of major league service time and two arbitration hearings is eligible for a multi-year PBA contract extension.
* A one-year contract, strictly to avoid arbitration in the first and second arb years, may be offered to arbitration-eligible players after the off-season begins.
* For any contract extension that has a yearly value over $10M, no yearly value (in any year of the negotiation) can be more than double any other yearly value throughout the lifetime of the contract.
Teams are permitted to go Overbudget by up to 10% of their budget, or $10 million dollars. However, if they go overbudget by more than $5 million dollars, they have two months in-game during the regular season to get within no greater of $5 million overbudget. If a team does not reach that criteria, their following year's scouting and development budgets will be slashed to $1 million dollars each.
Free Agent Signings
Once the free agency window opens then players can be signed in the usual way in-game. The same front/back-loading above would apply.
Team Option Years
* Contracts may include team options as set out in-game.
* Any team option year must have a buyout equal to at least 25% of the option year.
* Only a second team option year may follow a team option year (in other words, no other kinds of options or opt-out).
GM’s may offer incentive clauses.
The TOTAL value of ALL incentives must not exceed 25% of the lowest annual contract offered to the player.
An example is that if a player is offered a three-year contract of $8M, $9M and $10M dollars then the incentives cannot total more than $2M (25% of the lowest annual contract value)
For both incentives and vesting options, the following rules also apply:
* No vesting option can be triggered based on the number of At-Bats of a pitcher
* Amount of Plate Appearances must be 550 or less
* Innings pitched for Pitchers with Endurance greater than or equal to 5 must be 160 Innings Pitched or lower
* Innings pitched for Pitchers with Endurance less than 5 must be 60 Innings Pitched or lower
* No Cy Young Award bonuses for Pitchers with Endurance less than 5
* No deliberately unachievable incentive clauses such at-bats for a pitcher
Penalties for Illegal Contracts
Illegal contracts involving option years will be converted into all years being guaranteed.
Illegal contracts involving bonuses will result in the total bonuses being guaranteed and added to each season's salary.
There will be additional penalties if teams repeatedly violate the rules.
Default Contracts will not be subject to illegal contract rules.
Financial and General Settings
a. Attendance baseline per game is 31,000
b. Ticket price $25.00 (Team ticket prices can NOT exceed $50)
c. Visiting team gate share is 20%
d. Draft compensation for declining a qualifying offer (free agency) then signed by another team
e. Average media contract is $40,000,000
f. Media contract is fixed for all teams
g. Owners decide team budget
h. Luxury Tax - Soft cap 150%
i. Cash max $10,000,000
j. Playoff Rosters will now use the 40-Man roster (as of September 1st)
Free Agent Compensation
In OOTP, when a team loses a compensation eligible player (as determined by OOTP - based on real life rules) to free agency and that player is signed by another team compensation will be as follows:
The team that originally lost the player to free agency will receive an additional draft pick in the upcoming first-year player draft as compensation for the player signed as a free agent. The pick will occur in a supplemental round between the first and second rounds. Players eligible for free agency at year end must be offered arbitration (referred to as arbitration in-game but similar to a qualifying offer in real life) in order to be eligible for compensation.
Waivers and DFA
Waivers - 8 days (expanded to appropriate length in off-season)
DFA - 15 days (expanded to appropriate length in off-season)
Commissioner has the right to handle DFA's in manner he deems most fit. He will try to prevent long-term financial issues with releasing players with long-term consequences, and will try to leave clubs in the best possible short and long-term shape. However, responsibility lies on General Managers to manage their DFA'd players.
The following rules will apply to all trades:
A trade must first be posted and quoted/confirmed in the forum trade thread. GM’s may request a trade be processed POST-SIM if both GM’s state that, otherwise trades will be processed PRE-SIM.
If a player is injured during a post-sim trade, the trade is still valid. GM's accept all risk with accepting post-sim trades.
Trading Draft Picks
Draft picks can only be traded for the next draft.
Compensation “COMP” draft picks cannot be traded.
Trading Recently Drafted Players
Recently drafted players can be traded.
Including Cash in Trades
There are no restrictions to including cash in trades
Player To Be Name Later (PTBNL)
Trades may include players to be named later. The conditions of the PTBNL must be stated as part of the trade in the thread post. The PTBNL part of the trade must be completed within three calendar months of the terms being accepted.
Trading of Free Agent Signees
Players signed in the off-season as Free Agents cannot be traded until June 15th of the season in which they were signed.
Trades with Financial Implications
No trade can be made by a GM whose team player payroll budget is in the red if it increases salary.
The draft order will be determined by the previous season's standings and go in reverse order of the standings.
PBA uses players generated by OOTP. The draft consists of 30 rounds and the Player pool will be 34 rounds deep. The Commissioner, in consultation with the GM’s, reserves the right to adjust the number of rounds in the future so the optimum number of players are generated.
The Rule 5 Draft will be held in December each year. Any players noted “#” in-game on the Transactions Screen will be eligible. To protect players, GM’s are responsible for adding them to the 40-man roster.
The Rule 5 Draft will be held by an in-game list. Any player selected in the Rule 5 Draft must remain on the selecting team's Active (25-man) and Secondary (40-man) rosters for the entire upcoming season or be returned to the original team.
Return Rule V Draft Players
This is accomplished in-game. Release the player in-game as you normally would return a Rule V Draft player.
Coaching and Scouting
Coaching is ON. Scouting is ON and Very Accurate.
Both leagues will use the Designated Hitter
Injuries and Suspensions
Injuries are ON and set to normal. Injury Ratings are hidden. Suspensions (including drug suspensions), are on, and set to low.
Wild Card Round is one game only. Other playoff rounds will be 7 games.
Four foreign leagues will run in the background. They will add color to the league and perhaps poach free agents from the main league.
Two minor leagues have been created, several DSL teams have been deleted, and a handful of rookie league teams have been moved in an attempt to get each franchise the same minor league structure and have no franchise with two teams in the same league.
The Yankees and Phillies default market sizes have been bumped up.
Rainouts are ON.
World Baseball Classic is ON
AI Player Evaluation is 50% Ratings, 25% Current Year Stats, 20% Previous Year Stats, 5% 2 Years Ago Stats.
Historical Player Stats have been erased
GMs may not carry more than 300 players in their organization. This does not include foreign academies. This does include DL, and DFA list players.