The Dugout As if it werent very well established by now, things are constantly evolving here in The Dugout. With that being said, we'd like to announce some upcoming league and rule changes for the 2027 season and beyond: NBL Getting "AA" Teams - Per popular demand, we will be adding a "AA" minor league to the NBL. All teams will be generically created with logos etc. There was some concern from our NBL managers that their high school draft prospects were dying off to easily / quickly as they were greatly outmatched in the sole AAA farm system. This should help alleviate that problem. For now we'll only be adding the "AA" level, while we give it seasons and evaluate how it has affected the league and whether or not we need to extend the NBL draft a few more rounds because of it. MLB Adding the DH to the NL - Again per popular demand, the NL will be adopting the "DH" starting in 2027. This is a dynamic change as it doesnt just affect how individual games are played, but also will have a huge impact on how current NL budgets are shaped. Again, no further changes will be made in this regard other than adding the "DH" and evaluating how it affects the league over the next few seasons. Contract Dumping No Longer Allowed - Simply put, teams are no longer allowed to release players with 2 or more years left on their contract if: Releasing said player will put your team into the red in "Projected Final Balance". If the team is already in the red in "Projected Final Balance". If you're unsure on whether or not you'll be violating this rule and wanting to release a player, please PM a commissioner. Owners found violating this rule will be IMMEDIATELY demoted to NBL. No excuses, no second chances. Everyone please make sure you fully understand change #3. Its a rather important change, and while it doesnt happen often, it could greatly impact your position in the league if you violate it (knowingly or not). If you have any questions, feel free to post them here.