2012/2013 Offseason Schedule

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  1. PAgamer07

    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    The playoffs will end right before Memorial Day weekend. Hopefully, no one has an issue with us trucking through Memorial Day. If you do... I need to know.

    In any event, offseason will include: Awards Voting, Rule 5 draft, Free Agency, Realignment (Houston to the AL West) and the entire spring training.

    I have updated the master schedule, but here is the timeline. If you do not understand Rule 5 draft, or expanded spring training rosters, arbitration, or any of the other such nonsense, now is the time to ask.

    2012/2013 Off-Season Schedule​


    DO NOT MAKE FREE AGENT OFFERS UNTIL AFTER SIM #5. Extensions are fine, but if a free agent is signed before 12/1 in-game, the player may be released and the team will suffer whatever financial hit comes along with it.

    You are responsible for your roster and DFA. If you sign a guy and he times out, he gets dropped. OOTP now allows us to set the DFA time to 50 days so no excuses.
    You are responsible for making sure Rule 5 eligible players are protected. If somebody gets drafted "on accident" because he wasn't on the 40 man roster, too damn bad.

    #1: Thursday: 5/24 import and sim one day to set new budgets, open arbitration and see options

    #2: Friday: 5/25 , import and sim to day after Arby hearings. Options processed and Awards announced.

    #3: Saturday: 5/26 import and sim to Rule 5 draft on 12/1/12. Contract Buyouts due. Free agents also file.

    #4: Sunday 5/27. import and DO NOTHING. Rule 5 availables ABSOLUTELY FINALIZED - NO EXCEPTIONS.

    #5: Monday 5/28, NO TEAM IMPORTS PROCESSED. Rule 5 draft lists due at 8pm EST and draft will be input. Sim one day.

    #6: Tuesday 5/29 , free agency begins - sim to 12/16//12

    #7: Wednesday 5/30 , free agency - sim to 1/1/13. History updates

    #8: Thursday 5/31, free agency - sim to 1/16/13.

    #9: Friday 6/1, free agency - sim until Pre-Season begins (early Feb).- Move Houston to AL

    #10: Sat 6/2, end of free agency - sim until start of Spring Training. WATCH YOUR DFA!!!

    #11: Sun 6/3, turn off suspensions and sim entire Spring Training.

    #12: Monday 6/4, sim to 1 day after the completion of ST. Turn on suspensions. Lower DFA to 22 days and waivers to 12 days (or whatever is necessary to cover for the Opening Day sim to 4/11.

    #13: Tue (6/5), Opening Day sim. Sim to 4/11/13.
     
  2. PAgamer07

    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    It is also entirely possible if our playoff teams are willing and can export immediately as each round completes, that multiple rounds of the playoffs can be completed in a night. It is at their discretion.
     
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  4. Dan Heckelbeck

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    I don't understand Rule 5 draft.... i always hear about guys who were Rule 5 draft guys, and I think you have to keep them on your MLB roster or something.... I don't fully understand the process. This 40 man roster in the game has taught me a few things as well. I'll probably lose 8 great players because I do something wrong, lol
     
  5. Timpegoose

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    A lot of its new to me as well. I'll probably try to go through it in an offliner so I have a better understanding of what the hell is going on.
     
  6. Colemanchu

    Colemanchu GOAT SPLITTER

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    Can you send me your notes?
     
  7. Fiddy14

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    and this bum is in 1st place.. siiiiiiiiiiiiiigh!! :)
     
  8. PAgamer07

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    Basically if you look at your organization players with a # are rule 5 draft elligible. By putting them on 40 man roster, they are no longer draft elligible.
     
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  9. NDCOLTS1979

    NDCOLTS1979 I love you red solo cup

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    If by some miracle i make the playoffs my export will be out right after sim
     
  10. Dan Heckelbeck

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    You sir, are NOT NICE. I was going to let Billy Butler become a Rule 5, so you could get him... but NOT NOW!
     
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    piss on Billy Butler..
     
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    When does trading open up?
     
  13. PAgamer07

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    When Free Agency opens. Also called winter meetings :)
     
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    wootage!
     
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    If a guy has spent 5 or more years as a professional and is not the 40 man roster, then he is in the eligible draft pool for the Rule 5 draft. It costs something like 50k to pick someone in the draft, and that player MUST remain on your active 25 man roster (or DL) for that full season or else he will be sent back to the team from which he was drafted. That team does not have to add the player to their 40 man or active roster.

    In order to make a selection, there must be an open spot on your 40 man roster (so, if you want someone, having 39 guys on the 40 man may be the way to go). There usually aren't a whole lot of guys taken in the Rule 5 draft, but there have been a few notables (I'm pretty sure Josh Hamilton was a Rule 5 guy).
     
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    Also, I'll be in AC on Memorial Day weekend, so I have no idea what my availability is gonna be like then.
     
  17. PAgamer07

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    Just an FYI guys. You are allowed 2 installs with your purchase of the game. So you can do one on a laptop and the other on your PC. For those of you going out of town, that may help you a bit.
     
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    Yeah, there are rarely guys selected who are worth a damn. But in an online league Im betting we have a few steals out there because guys aren't paying attention.
     
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  19. Dan Heckelbeck

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    Thanks! This was VERY helpful! Unlike that Fiddy14 guy, lol.

    Fiddy14
     
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  20. Fiddy14

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    :)
     
  21. Dan Heckelbeck

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    GRRRRR, lost my starting LF in last night's sim for the remainder of the season and all of the post season if I even make the playoffs. GRRRRRRR
     
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    couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.. LOL..
     

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