The Dugout Congrats to Drifterbub and the New York Mets on their first World Series win in the Dugout. With that being said, its once again time for offseason festivities. 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: 08/01/14 - 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: 08/02/14 - Sim to 1/1 - Rule 5 draft processed - First sim of FA signings. #3: 08/03/14 - Sim to 2/1 - Second sim of FA signings. #4: 08/04/14 - Sim to 2/25 - Last sim of offseason FA signings. Start of Spring Training. #5: 08/05/14 - 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: 08/06/14 - Opening Day! Reminders Teams receiving a financial strike: St. Louis Cardinals - Ryty Also, as a reminder the Dugout is a premier league. The following have until opening day to renew their premier membership: ty5oke Roggie Dylema HarkTheSound Ken Welsch JohnnyClutch The draft lottery will be up some time Friday. 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!!