Rule Change Voting 2017

Yay, rule changes have been discussed in our league Slack, expertly written to appease even the harshest critics, voted on, and now, finally, decided upon. We can officially move on to the fun parts of the offseason.

Below are the rule proposals and final verdicts. For transparency, you may click here to see the results spreadsheet with public ballots.

To reiterate: a rule change requires 10 votes, not a simple majority, as stated on our league setup page. Ideally you already know this because you keep a printed copy on the nightstand by your bed, which you read each night to lull yourself into a deep sleep.

Also, please be reminded that we voted and passed a new rule midseason that all pitchers will be subject to the same scoring system, beginning with the 2018 season.

Removing top 30 exemption for GREED

Currently the top 30 highest salaried players at the time of GREED allocation are exempted from being allocated any GREED dollars.

If passed, the top 30 salaried exemption is no longer. This will go into effect at the end of the 2018 season.

RESULT: Vote does not pass. The 30 highest salaried, rostered players will remain immune to greed.

Increase GREED allocation

Currently every team awards every opposing team $1 to any GREED eligible player.

If passed, every team now awards $2 of GREED to every opposing team. A player can only be given $1 of GREED per team.

This will go into effect at the end of the 2018 season

RESULT: Vote does not pass. Teams will continue to have only $1 of greed to allocate to opponent rosters.

Limit FAAB

Currently each team has a $150 FAAB budget and can bid $0 in FAAB auctions. FAAB is not a tradable commodity.

If passed, the FAAB budget will be raised to $250, but require a minimum $1 bid.  FAAB will also continue to not be a tradable commodity.

This will go into effect for the 2018 season.

RESULT: Vote does not pass. The FAAB system will remain unchanged. 

Exempt September call ups from starting control clock.

Currently all $0 players cost control clock begins at their first PA or pitch thrown. The following year they become a $1 cost controlled keeper, the year after 20% of the calculator, and so on.

If passed, the cost control clock does not begin if the player has his first AB or pitch thrown on September 1st or later.

This will go into effect for the 2018 season.

RESULT: Vote does not pass. Prospects who debut September 1 or later will continue to have their cost control clocks started.