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Everything must be sent to me in a PM. I will not use information from Team Threads to fill out rosters.

Part 1: Player Transactions

We will star with player transactions. Everything must be done in the following formats. When promoting or demoting a player it must look like this:

Promotions
(Position)-(Player Name) promoted from (Current Level) to (Desired Level)
Ex: RF-Laynce Nix promoted from AAA to MLB

Demotions
(Position)-(Player Name) demoted from (Current Level) to (Desired Level)
Ex: RF-Laynce Nix demoted from MLB to AAA

When doing promotions and demotions be sure to keep an eye on your 25-man roster (or 40-man roster in September). I do not want to have to PM you saying you don't have enough room.

Here is how a free agent offer and an extension offer should appear:
(Team) offer (Position) (Player Name) (Number of Years) @ (Salary Offer) per year
Ex: Rangers offer RF-Laynce Nix 4 years @ $2,500,000 per year

If you want to release a player here is how it will appear. Keep in mind that if that player has a salary, the salary remaining on his contract will no longer be on your payroll but will go into Player Expenses instead:

Release
(Position)-(Player Name)-(Level)
RF-Laynce Nix (AAA)

Part 2: Sending in Lineups
You must send in lineups against RHP and LHP if you are an NL team and RHP +DH and LHP +DH if you are an AL team. If you want your lineups the same against RHP and LHP please specify that in the PM. It will make it easier on me. Lineups must be sent to me in the following format:

LINEUP VS RHP Pos
1) A. Soriano 2B
2) J. Mauer C
3) J. Crede 3B
4) A. Dunn LF
5) C. Ross CF
6) X. Nady RF
7) J. Stokes 1B
8) M. Cabrera SS
9) Pitcher

LINEUP VS RHP+DH Pos
1) A. Soriano 2B
2) J. Mauer C
3) J. Crede 3B
4) A. Dunn LF
5) C. Ross DH
6) X. Nady RF
7) J. Stokes 1B
8) M. Cabrera SS
9) C. Snelling CF

LINEUP VS LHP Pos
1) A. Soriano 2B
2) J. Phillips C
3) X. Nady RF
4) C. Ross CF
5) J. Crede 3B
6) A. Dunn LF
7) M. Cabrera SS
8) J. Stokes 1B
9) Pitcher

LINEUP VS LHP+DH Pos
1) A. Soriano 2B
2) C. Snelling CF
3) X. Nady RF
4) C. Ross DH
5) J. Crede 3B
6) A. Dunn LF
7) J. Phillips C
8) M. Cabrera SS
9) J. Stokes 1B

Conversely, if you prefer to let the AI decide your batting order you can tell me who to start at what position and I can have the game determine the batting order.

Your pitching staff should be sent to me in the following format. If you want to go by a strict order or start the most rested starter you need to specify that. Otherwise I will go by a strict order by default. For the spot starter you will need to specify what percentage you want him to start. For example, if you designate someone to spot start 25% of the time he make 1 start every 4 times through the rotation:

Rotation
1) R J. Foppert
2) R J. Beckett
3) R J. Bonderman
4) L D. Willis
5) L E. Threets

Spot Starter
1. NONE

Mop-up
1) R B. Baisley
2)

Middle Relief
1) R D. Kolb
2) L J. Beimel
3) R B. Baisley
4)

Set-up
1) R F. German
2) L A. Burnside

Closer
1) R M. Koplove

Part 3: Sending in Trades
Whenever GM's have agreed to a trade post the trade in a new thread in the subforum https://www.stadiumrejects.com/index.php?forums/trade-agreements.74/.

Trades are subject to vote in the TC should anyone feel the need to call the trade into question, but is otherwise automatic. Trades posted in the trade forum are not official until I post the trade thread.

Should the trade be taken to the TC I'll inform both GMs involved either by PM and/or by posting in the appropriate trade thread.

When posting a trade here is how it should appear in the PM:

Thread Title:
Trade: Texas - Oakland

Thread Details:
Rangers get:
CP - Huston Street - 5.0 Prospect - MLC
2B - Barney Stinson - 3.5 overall - 3,400,000
SS - Stuart Price - 2.5 overall - 1,600,000

Total: 5,000,000

Athletics get:

CP-Francisco Cordero 4.5 overall - 10,000,000

Total: 10,000,000

That was just an example to show how a basic player trade would appear if money were involved. You must include the player's position and star rating and use a P by the star rating to designate that he is still a prospect. Getting all this information correct makes it easier on the TC to judge trades and for me to process them.

From now on player salaries must be included in trades. Salary should be listed after a player's star rating.

If the amount of money you receive in player salary in a trade outnumbers your FA available money, you can't do the trade. For instance:

PHI has 5 million in FA money, and he receives a 7 million dollar player in a trade without giving a 2 million+ player(s), he cannot do said trade.

When a trade goes through the game automatically puts that player in Triple A. If you want him sent somewhere else you must do a demotion or promotion for him.

Future cash considerations: You can't trade cash

Part 4: Misc. Moves/Transactions
Position Changes
Change (Player Name) from (Current Position) to (Desired Position)
Ex: Change Laynce Nix from RF to CF

Part 5: Misc. Trading Draft Picks
There must be at least one actual player coming from each team. No more Pick for Player trades. The game requires this so it will save me the trouble of using dummy players to make the trade work, and then trading the dummy players back to their original teams.

In the rare instance multiple picks are traded for a higher one no scrubs are needed.

Team 1 trades:
1st Round Draft Pick
Player A

Team 2 trades:
Player B

For Trades Involving More than 5 Players from the Same Team:
The game only allows me to enter 5 players from the same team in a single trade. Ex: If Team A trades 7 players to Team B for 1 player I have to enter a 2nd trade to complete the transaction. Going back to the rule for draft picks, I would also need Team B to include a 2nd player to make the 2nd trade work in the game.

I hope these make sense and if you need clarification or have questions feel free to ask.

Involving Trading of Draft Picks:
You are only allowed to trade your next two 1st and 2nd round draft picks. This means that before the draft you can trade this year's 1st and 2nd round picks and next year's 1st and 2nd round pick. After the draft you can trade next year's and the following year's 1st and 2nd round picks.

EX: From the beginning of 2045 until 6/1/2045 you can trade 1st and 2nd round picks for 2045 and 2046. Beginning 6/1/2045 you can trade 1st and 2nd round picks for 2046 and 2047.

3rd round picks and later cannot be traded.

If there is any part of this you are unclear on please feel free to PM me and I will answer your question. More may be added to this as need.

Part 6: Various other policies

Rules for Free Agency Compensation

For free agent compensation the format will be changed. Going forward a team will be awarded compensation if one of their players meets certain thresholds (which will not be made public to avoid tampering).

A player who meets the lower threshold will return a spec with the value of roughly a late 2nd/early 3rd round pick
A player who meets the lower and higher thresholds will return a spec with the value of roughly a late 1st/early 2nd round pick
If a team both signs and loses a qualifying free agent, compensation will depend on the value of the gain and loss. If it's equal levels of the players, no comp. If you lose a lower and sign a higher, no comp. If you lose a higher and sign a lower, you get the lower tier comp.

To be eligible, the player must have played the entire season with the team who wishes to retain the player.

With the change in finances, there's far less of a reason to not be able to keep a player, so to a small extent, the decreased value and higher bars of compensation should deter teams trying to game the system for a comp pick.

Player Save Rules
No more saves currently.
 

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Here's something to guide you when making the changes:

- Do not list mid-season free agent signings in PMs, only the ROS FA thread: That's a different part of the game, so if I get to that mid-PM I have to exit your team and go to the free agency screen.

- List cuts before demotions/promotions: May as well trim the lists I have to sift through before having to dig through them for other moves

- List demotions before promotions: The game won't let me take your roster past 25 (except in September) so I have to do the demotions first if you're making changes on your major league roster.

- Group your promotions/demotions/cuts by level the player is currently at and by position, and order the positions as follows
1st, group by level the player is at before you make any changes. Preferably leave a space between each level to give distinction.

2nd, Group by position on their player page and order the positions as follows: SP, MR, CL, CA, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, DH. The game orders them that way so it's easier if you do so as well.

- When making line up or rotation changes, either bold or list only your actual changes: It's easier to know exactly what you want changed if you either A) bold the changes or B) only list the changes. I've seen both formats and both work great. But if the entire lineup and rotation is listed all in the same font and non-bold I have to skim through the entire thing to find the differences.

This list is subject to additions. And I reiterate these are not rules. I'll work with it if none of the above are followed, but following these courtesies would make changes happen quicker, more fluidly, and less chance for errors.
 

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An example:


Cut from MLB
C James Dick
MR Shane Farney

Cut from AAA
C Tomijirou Fumihiko
RF Hector Hernandez
LF Richard Majeski (yeah, I know. Was just seeing if it'd give me a fan interest boost)
CF Samual Sandy

Cut from AA
SP James Lingenfelter
SP Jonathan Mendes
MR Ed Lark
MR Jim Simons
CL Milton Tingley
1B John Blazquez
SS Stephen Wirt

Cut from A
SP Fabian Meyer
SP Lupe Robbins
MR Mark Gardner
MR Robert Reed
C David Dahlin
1B Julian Reyes
2B Andreas Corrado
2B Alexis Galaz
3B Clemente Ronquillo
3B Steven Conrad
SS Seve Covarrubias
RF Victor Perez

Demote
SP Leslie Griner: MLB -> AAA
MR Vincent Manchester: MLB -> AAA
MR Bill Sheley: MLB -> AAA
SS Tricia Takanawa: MLB -> AAA

LF Aurelio Gonzales: AAA -> AA
CF Patrick Dunkle: AAA -> AA

Promote
SP Milhouse Van Houten: AAA -> MLB
SP Otomaro Amane: AAA -> MLB
SP Anthony Drum: AAA -> MLB
SP Cobra Kai: AAA -> MLB
SP Jeffery Trinh: AAA -> MLB
MR Claudio Delapena: AAA -> MLB
MR Stanley Gonzales: AAA -> MLB
MR Robby Newhart Jr: AAA -> MLB
C Geraldo Fleitas: AAA -> MLB
1B Decepticon Devastator: AAA -> MLB
2B Wesley Harsh: AAA -> MLB
2B Michael Thornton: AAA -> MLB
SS Ryan Payne: AAA -> MLB
LF Diamond Joe Quimby: AAA -> MLB

MR David Hammers: AA -> AAA
1B Alfredo Alva: AA -> AAA

MR Paul Thrash: A -> AA
LF Alberto Armenta: A -> AA
CF David Fulkerson: A -> AA

Position Changes
1B Decepticon Devastator --> DH (MLB)
RF Jillian The Bimbo --> CF (MLB)
LF Diamond Joe Quimby --> RF (MLB)

LF Scott Donnelly --> 3B (AAA)
SS Tricia Takanawa --> 2B (AAA)

1B Eladio Guerrero --> RF (AA)

CF Jerry Falbo --> RF (A)

Lineup vs RHP (changes in bold)
1. Harris Ohman - 3B
2. Philip Amon - 2B
3. Decepticon Devastator - DH
4. Antonio Lopez - 1B
5. Castor Troy - C
6. Werner Von Brawn - LF
7. Diamond Joe Quimby - RF
8. Ryan Payne - SS
9. Jillian The Bimbo - CF

Lineup vs LHP
(changes in bold)
1. Harris Ohman - 3B
2. Philip Amon - 2B
3. Decepticon Devastator - DH
4. Antonio Lopez - 1B
5. Castor Troy - C
6. Jillian The Bimbo - CF
7. Diamond Joe Quimby - RF
8. Ryan Payne - SS
9. Werner Von Brawn - LF

please Auto depth charts

Rotation (5 man strict)
1. Milhouse Van Houten
2. Otomaro Amane
3. Cobra Kai
4. Anthony Drum
5. Jeffery Trinh

Middle Relief
1. Claudio Delapena
2. Stanley Gonzales
3. Robby Newhart Jr
4. Frederick James

Setup
1. Dylan Flannigan
2. Allen Goddard

Closer
1. Felix Aston

Auto minor league lineups and rotations (not the auto minors button)
 

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To control inflation, I'll be implementing the Stop Helping Inept Teams tax. I am going to tax all cash at the start of every season based on lased season's results. I'll multiply each team's cash by their winning % and that's what they keep. For teams that made the playoffs, I'll add their extra wins to their season wins, but still take it out of 162 so at worst if you make the LDS and get swept, you're no worse for wear.

This will basically hurt bad teams while good ones will be able to have more money. It's also more dynamic and flexible than the current system. To be fair, I will start all teams off at 100 Fan Interest since some teams were at or close to that before I started changing things. It'll crash for the bad teams quickly enough and the good teams will be in good shape.

Are you a big market team looking to tank to success? You'll pay for it to an extent.

Are you a small market team looking to make extra money to keep going? Your success will be rewarded.

I'll be adjusting these the start of each season and there's a cumulative effect between the seasons. So your cash won't just spring back after years of tanking.

It's a little bit of anti-tanking, a little bit of helping small market good teams keep the band together without completely overhauling markets.
 

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For anything that involves lists of players (like FA signings, cuts, etc.) this format is mandatory:

List players by the following:
C
1B
2B
3B
SS
LF
CF
RF
DH
SP
MR
CL

Then within those groups, sort them by last name. You don't have to do last, first. You can do first last. But the order needs to be by last name.
C A. Applebottom
C Z. Top
1B B. Berryton
1B P. Enis
2B V. Agina
2B C. Lit
so on so forth.
 

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I need to remember I have to reset the roster limits after FA before ST to 26. Even if it says 26, it needs to be refreshed. Hopefully this will work to remind me.
 

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To control inflation, I'll be implementing the Stop Helping Inept Teams tax. I am going to tax all cash at the start of every season based on lased season's results. I'll multiply each team's cash by their winning % and that's what they keep. For teams that made the playoffs, I'll add their extra wins to their season wins, but still take it out of 162 so at worst if you make the LDS and get swept, you're no worse for wear.

This will basically hurt bad teams while good ones will be able to have more money. It's also more dynamic and flexible than the current system. To be fair, I will start all teams off at 100 Fan Interest since some teams were at or close to that before I started changing things. It'll crash for the bad teams quickly enough and the good teams will be in good shape.

Are you a big market team looking to tank to success? You'll pay for it to an extent.

Are you a small market team looking to make extra money to keep going? Your success will be rewarded.

I'll be adjusting these the start of each season and there's a cumulative effect between the seasons. So your cash won't just spring back after years of tanking.

It's a little bit of anti-tanking, a little bit of helping small market good teams keep the band together without completely overhauling markets.
Please note this replaces the old fan interest model. Fan Interest will go back to the way it used to be.
 
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