The Dugout Great season everyone! On to the fun part. 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: 08/20/15 - 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: 08/21/15 - Sim to 1/1 - Rule 5 draft processed - First sim of FA signings. #3: 08/22/15 - Sim to 2/1 - Second sim of FA signings. #4: 08/23/15 - Sim to Start of Spring Training - Last sim of offseason FA signings. #5: 08/24/15 - Sim to 4/1 - Spring Training! DFA lowered to 22 days and waivers lowered to 12 days at the end of the sim. #6: 08/25/15 - Opening Day! Reminders Teams receiving a financial strike: None. Teams with current financial strikes: None. The draft lottery will be up some time Thursday. 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. Player and Vesting options are BANNED!