The Dugout First off, a few announcements: We're changing the INT FA rule to the following: Instead of how much you can offer being based off "Projected Final Balance", you will now be limited to how much you have available in "Money for Free Agents". This means that its ok if your team goes into the red in projected final balance from International Free Agency offers, so long as you're not over your budget / didnt spend more than you had in "Money for Free Agents". We're also changing the "losing money strike", to the following: Previously, you just had to be in the red in "final balance" to acquire a "lost money strike". Now that is changing so you both have to be in the red in "final balance" and be over budget. That being said, we are again giving everyone a pass if you lost money this year. Again, this doesnt mean you can go ahead and start dumping contracts. I will be watching for this and if anyone is found doing so, it will result in removal from the league. If you have any questions, please ask. DO NOT MAKE FREE AGENT OFFERS UNTIL AFTER SIM #1 You are responsible for making sure Rule 5 eligible players are protected. We're no longer fixing mistakes if a player gets drafted "on accident". #1: 07/01/14 - 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: 07/02/14 - Sim to 1/1 - Rule 5 draft processed - First sim of FA signings. #3: 07/03/14 - Sim to 2/1 - Second sim of FA signings. #4: 07/04/14 - Sim to 2/25 - Last sim of offseason FA signings. Start of Spring Training. #5: 07/05/14 - 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: 07/06/14 - Opening Day! Reminders Teams that lost money last season: None The draft lottery will be up some time Monday. 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!!