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NABL Rules - (2010-2015)

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NABL Rules - (2010-2015)

Post by Rich on October 12th 2012, 7:27 pm

What is the North American Baseball League?
NABL is a fantasy baseball league of 24 fictional teams with fictional players. We aim to have some fun in a casual, easy going environment. The Participants in NABL simulate the ownership and management of real baseball teams, using Out of the Park Baseball 14 to simulate the outcomes of the baseball games.

What do I need?
You need a copy of OOTP14 (Latest patch), internet connection, and at least 18 years old.

What do I need to do?
All owners need to actively participate in the league and be 18 or over. Participation can be defined thusly: Keep up with your team (occasion roster changes, replace injured players in your line ups, manage your minors), keep up with your correspondence (respond to trade offers, etc.), and make sure you’re active in offseason activities (free agent auction, voting, contracts, amateur draft). If there’s a chronic problem, remediation is up to the commissioner. That could include cash fines, players suspensions, or expulsion. We don’t want to keep an inactive team from competing when there are other owners waiting to take over and be active. All communication will be done in the forum- so please check the forum often.

The Financials/Setup
NABL will use the in game financial system. We have a hard salary cap (95 Million) and all transactions can be handled in game. The cap may be increased or decreased yearly by the commissioner to benefit the league. 

Salary Cap - 95 million (Hard) - player salaries only (revoted on in 2024)
Min Salary - 480,000
Revenue Sharing - None
Budgets - Owners will decide budgets (budget ranges maint by commish change year to year)
Max Cash - 10 million
AVG NATL Media Revenue - 23 Million (fixed)
Avg Merchandising revenue: 14 million
Market Size - set at 7 (maintained by commish)
Fan interest - changes based on transactions and performance
Ticket Prices range - 10-20 (voted in 2024)
Avg Ticket price: 12
Visitors Gate: 20%

Rule V
The Rule V draft is on. We will do only 3 rounds. The draft order is determined in game.  An offline list must be submitted to the commish by the deadline and the Rule V draft will be done offline by the commish.

In game rules apply -
               1) you must have an open slot in your 40 man to draft a player (3 if you want 3 players).  If your 40 man is full - you will be skipped.
               2) You can't draft players in your organization already - protect them if you don't want them.
Waivers
Waivers set to 15 days (2 sims)

DL List
The DL list is set for 15 days

Contracts
Any contract amount of length can be offered to a player, but no incentives. Incentives are not allowed. Player options are allowed. No team options. If a player is signed with incentives in the contract, the contract will be corrected by the commish. You can sign an uneven or backloaded contract, but the highest year cannot be any more or less than 2X the previous year. We will play with arbitration and this will be handled in game (after a player hits 3 service years). You can avoid arbitration by signing the player to a long term contract. If a player retires, the contract is wiped and teams no longer are required to pay the player. There are also super 2 players that may get arbitration in their 2nd service year. This is the top 17% of players with the most service time. So keep this in mind. .

Arbitration
Arbitration will be handled in game. Arbitration can be avoided by offering the player a contract before the arbitration meeting. Arbitration is offered after 3 years of service. 1 year of service equals 172 days. There are also sometimes players that will get arbitration at 2 years.

Salary Cap
The salary cap is set at 95 million. The commissioner may change the salary cap up or down to benefit the league. The cap is a hard cap and may only go over the cap briefly after a transaction. 

Cap Violations
If I team if over the cap, they will get a 1 grace sim to correct it.  If its not corrected after the grace sim, a player will be suspended for the next sim.  If its still not corrected, the commish will release players to get that team back under the cap and the team will lose 1 fan interest point.

Rosters
There is no roster limit for players. Your players can be distributed in any way the GM sees fit thoughout the organization. We use ghost players, so you don't need to keep all your minor league rosters full. You must keep your major league roster at 25 men. Failure will to keep your rosters at 25 will cause a fine or player to be suspended for 1 sim for each event and/or corrected by the league.

Free Agency
Free agency will be handled in game. You can sign an unlimited amount of free agents per sim. The player (game engine) will decide where he wants to play. You can offer a player any contract amount for any amount of years, but no incentives or team options. We will play with minor league free agents turned on. There will be no free agent compensation. You can trade draft picks (1-5) and all teams will play with the DH. Players with over 6 years of service time (172 days = 1 year) will become free agents. NABL has minor league free agency to keep teams from hoarding all the talent and to keep the league competitive.

Playoffs
Playoffs will be the division winners plus 1 wildcard from each league.

Sims
We will sim 7 games at a time. Sims will be done Sunday-Wed-Friday mornings. All exports are due 5:00AM the morning of the sim.

Feeder Leagues
NABL will use feeder leagues and be fed by: 1 20 team High school league and two 40 team college leagues. Players may also be created by the AI if needed to ensure a full draft. All players in the amateur draft will come from a combination of feeder league players and newly created players (if needed). The feeder leagues are all fictional and each league will be 4 seasons before entering the draft.

Minor Leagues
Each team will have 4 levels of minor leagues. Rookie, Single A, Double A, and Triple AAA.

Draft
The draft will be done in Statslab utilities and in June (In Game). You are allowed to trade amateur draft picks 1-5 for the upcoming draft only. Once the Ammy draft is completed (June), you may trade the next upcoming drafts picks.

Trading
Trading will be suspended when the season ends until after the World Series.  You are allowed to trade amateur draft picks 1-10 (2025) for the upcoming draft only. Once the Ammy draft is completed (June), you may trade the next upcoming drafts picks.  Cash is allowed to be included in trades with a 5 mil max per trade (2025).  Trades are processed pre-sim.  Players in the international complex cannot be traded (2025).  They must be moved to one of your minor league levels to be processed (2027).

Trading Block
The official trading block is in the league forum.  The in game block and utilities block may not be accurrate.

Career Ending Injuries
The team has the choice to remove the career ender or let the player retire.  If the team wants to remove the career ender, they need to let the commish know before the player retires and in time for the career ender to be unchecked.  The commish will uncheck the career ender and the player will be out for whatever injury time the game has assigned.  The commish will not modify the injury time.  If the team chooses to let the player retire- there is no action on the teams part.

Stadium Renovation/Changes (once every 7 years only). Can be renamed during any off season but factor changes can only be done once every 7 years. Seat capacity may not exceed 60,000. Seating capacity can only be increased 5,000 at a time if your at full capacity in the prior season (45K cap - avg >44K a game).  Basically your avg attendance per game should be less than 1,000 seats than the total capacity.  Each off season the Commish will look at the stadiums and bump up seating capacity if needed (2024).

Scouts
Will be on with 1-20 ratings.

DH
DH in both leagues

Interleague Play
Will be on.

Owners
We use owner budgets in the game.  Owner spending ratings will be maintained by the commissioner at 7 (voted in 2024)


Budgets
Budgets will be maintained by the commish is they get to uneven (2024).  At the beginning of each off season after the owner budgets come out.  The Commish will adjust budgets when neccessary. All teams will be manually adjusted to the league average rounded up to the next million (2026) if the budgets get too wide.


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2024 change - ticket price max

Post by Rich on February 21st 2014, 9:37 am

ticket prices must be in the rang of 10-20 at all times.  Changed from 30, 

voted in 2024.  19/24 GMS voted

What should our ticket price range be?
A) 10-15
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[size][color] [25%] [/color][/size]B) 10-20
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[size][color] [60%] [/color][/size]C) 10-30
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[size][color] [15%] [/color][/size]


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Re: NABL Rules - (2010-2015)

Post by Rich on February 24th 2014, 11:56 am

Owner spending min changed from 1 to 3.  If an owner spending rating is less than 3 - notify the commish and it will be bumped up to 3.


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2024 changes - Budget floor

Post by Rich on February 24th 2014, 12:01 pm

Owner budget floor- the owner budget should not be lower than 100 mil.  If you receive an owner budget of less than 100 mil, please notify the commish and it will be bumped up to 100 mil.


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2024 season update - Team Owner section

Post by Rich on February 24th 2014, 12:08 pm

added section about team owners....


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2024 season changes - Ammy Draft

Post by Rich on February 24th 2014, 12:10 pm

going forward the Ammy draft will only be 10 rounds.  At least 5 rounds will be done in Statslab live.  If we can't finish all 10 rounds live- the remaining rounds will be done in game.


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Re: NABL Rules - (2010-2015)

Post by Rich on February 24th 2014, 12:23 pm

updated Rule V section - Draft order is determined in game and we will do only 3 rounds.


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Re: NABL Rules - (2010-2015)

Post by Rich on February 27th 2014, 8:42 pm

2024 voting- 

1) 95 mil salary cap stays

Should we change the cap or not?
Cap should be lower
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[size][color] [0%] [/color][/size]Cap Should be Higher
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[size][color] [11%] [/color][/size]Cap fine at 95 Mil
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[size][color] [63%] [/color][/size]There should be no cap
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Re: NABL Rules - (2010-2015)

Post by Rich on February 27th 2014, 8:47 pm

2024 voting- owner spending rating fixed at 7.

Should we equalize owner spending rating
Yes
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[size][color] [74%] [/color][/size]No
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Re: NABL Rules - (2010-2015)

Post by Rich on March 16th 2014, 9:50 pm

put cap violations penalty in rules....


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Re: NABL Rules - (2010-2015)

Post by Rich on June 10th 2014, 10:06 am

updated - allowance to trade picks 1-10 for the upcoming draft.


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Re: NABL Rules - (2010-2015)

Post by Rich on June 25th 2014, 10:24 am

updated to reflect morning sim times - exports due 5AM.


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Re: NABL Rules - (2010-2015)

Post by Rich on July 2nd 2014, 8:53 am

Added that trades are processed pre-sim.  We have always done it this way but officially put it in the rules.


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Re: NABL Rules - (2010-2015)

Post by KMcBride on March 13th 2015, 5:08 pm

How is the draft order determined?  Previous year's performance?  Current season's record (basically April)?  Blind draw?
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Re: NABL Rules - (2010-2015)

Post by Rich on March 14th 2015, 7:49 am

KMcBride wrote:How is the draft order determined?  Previous year's performance?  Current season's record (basically April)?  Blind draw?
The draft order is determeined worst to first. If its a tie- I'm not 100%.  I'll see if I can find it in the manual.  In AHIBA 3 we used last years record as tie breaker and I would change it.  In Nabl I left it as the game picked.

I didn't get to proof it but I'm working on it now.  There where two errors that I noticed.  

1) In round 1 Missy and Savannah swapped Savannah rd 1 back - so it looks like that needs to be fixed.

2) Round 2, I think the Montreal #2 to Tacoma is not listed - so I need to look into that.

** guys - please let me know if we are missing any pick trades.

Trades


Rd 1 -
Savannah #1 to Missy
Missy (Sav #1) back to Missy

Rd#2
Montreal #2 to Tacoma
Savannah #2 to Wisc
North Shore #2 to Tacoma
Wisc #2 to North Shore

rd#3
Charming #3 to Missy


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Re: NABL Rules - (2010-2015)

Post by KMcBride on March 14th 2015, 10:47 pm

Rich wrote:
KMcBride wrote:How is the draft order determined?  Previous year's performance?  Current season's record (basically April)?  Blind draw?
The draft order is determeined worst to first. 


Worst to first . . . at what?

It's not based on last year's finish, because Savannah and North Shore were in the world series, and they're both picking ahead of me.  It's not based on current record for the 2027 season, because I have the worst record in my division, but all 3 other teams are picking ahead of me.   

I guess it could be based on previous year's regular season record, without taking into account the playoffs and championships  . . .  it just seems weird to be picking after both league champions.   Also drives home how badly my team sucks in the post-season.  Ouch.
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Re: NABL Rules - (2010-2015)

Post by WhoDat on March 15th 2015, 4:53 am

KMcBride wrote:
Rich wrote:
KMcBride wrote:How is the draft order determined?  Previous year's performance?  Current season's record (basically April)?  Blind draw?
The draft order is determeined worst to first. 


Worst to first . . . at what?

It's not based on last year's finish, because Savannah and North Shore were in the world series, and they're both picking ahead of me.  It's not based on current record for the 2027 season, because I have the worst record in my division, but all 3 other teams are picking ahead of me.   

I guess it could be based on previous year's regular season record, without taking into account the playoffs and championships  . . .  it just seems weird to be picking after both league champions.   Also drives home how badly my team sucks in the post-season.  Ouch.

It is based on last season's regular season records though it MIGHT also put all playoff teams after non-playoff teams (not 100% on that).
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Re: NABL Rules - (2010-2015)

Post by Rich on March 15th 2015, 5:04 am

KMcBride wrote:
Rich wrote:
KMcBride wrote:How is the draft order determined?  Previous year's performance?  Current season's record (basically April)?  Blind draw?
The draft order is determeined worst to first. 


Worst to first . . . at what?

It's not based on last year's finish, because Savannah and North Shore were in the world series, and they're both picking ahead of me.  It's not based on current record for the 2027 season, because I have the worst record in my division, but all 3 other teams are picking ahead of me.   

I guess it could be based on previous year's regular season record, without taking into account the playoffs and championships  . . .  it just seems weird to be picking after both league champions.   Also drives home how badly my team sucks in the post-season.  Ouch.
North Shore ahead because you won 1 more game (89/90).  Savannah is an error caused by the trade.  They are actually last to pick with 95 wins.  Its purely last years wins- its the tie breaker that I'm not sure about.


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Re: NABL Rules - (2010-2015)

Post by Rich on November 18th 2015, 9:39 pm

updated - added trading block section.  The official trade block for the league is in the forum.


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