The Dugout Will update with the usuals tomorrow but just wanted to let everyone know that the new file is up and offseason has begun. DO NOT MAKE FREE AGENT OFFERS UNTIL AFTER SIM #1 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: 05/01/14 - Sim to 12/1 - Arbitration / awards processed during sim. Once file is up you may protect players from the Rule 5 draft / create in game draft lists. Also, FA opens up after this sim. #2: 05/02/14 - Sim to 1/1 - Rule 5 draft processed - First sim of FA signings. #3: 05/03/14 - Sim to 2/1 - Second sim of FA signings. #4: 05/04/14 - Sim to 3/2 - Last sim of offseason FA signings. Start of Spring Training. #5: 05/05/14 - Sim to 4/1 - Disable suspensions for Spring Training and sim ST. Re-enable suspensions and lower DFA to 22 days and waivers to 12 days at the end of the sim. #6: 05/06/14 - Opening Day! Reminders Teams that lost money last season: Boston Red Sox - kdpnutter Chicago White Sox - soxandgators Oakland Athletics - OMlawdog Texas Rangers - HarkTheSound Atlanta Braves - Timpegoose Philadelphia Phillies - krtgolfing New York Mets - Drifterbub Cincinnati Reds - JohnnyClutch Los Angeles Dodgers - sawemoff Colorado Rockies - EXCUSED (Owner Removed) Teams in danger of the 5 year rule: None. The draft lottery this Friday after the sim. It will be broadcast live for all those interested. Don't forget development budgets may now be updated at any time during the offseason. Do Not forget about contract rules in the league description. Team, Player and Vesting options are BANNED!!