The Dugout Congrats to sawemoff and his Dodgers for taking home the trophy this season with a sweep of the Twins. This makes 3 straight seasons that the rings head to a NL team (WHAT!?). Let the offseason begin! 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: 09/24/14 - 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: 09/25/14 - Sim to 1/1 - Rule 5 draft processed - First sim of FA signings. #3: 09/26/14 - Sim to 2/1 - Second sim of FA signings. #4: 09/27/14 - Sim to 2/25 - Last sim of offseason FA signings. Start of Spring Training. #5: 09/28/14 - 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: 09/29/14 - Opening Day! Reminders Teams receiving a financial strike: None. Teams with current financial strikes: ty5oke - Houston Astros (falls off after the 2035 season). HarkTheSound - Texas Rangers (falls off after the 2035 season). The draft lottery will be up Wednesday. 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!!