9. Standard Yahoo Waiver Wire Rules will be in effect.
10. Standard Yahoo Trade Rules and Deadline will be in effect.
11. Draft order for our initial 2012 Major League draft will be determined at random based upon numbers drawn out of a hat at the commissioner’s office by his 9 year old princess. The draft order will be posted on the league home page a few days before the draft.
12. Major League Draft Selection Time will be 90 seconds.
13. The Major League Draft will be held Monday, March 26th, at 9PM Eastern.
14. The Minor League Draft will be conducted via E-Mail beginning April 1st. Each Team will draft 4 Minor League players. The order will be determined at random based upon numbers drawn out of a hat at the commissioner’s office by his 9 year old princess.
15. Derek (white sox manager) will compile the draft and post the results on our website. All subsequent changes to your Minor League roster MUST be posted on the website so Derek can update his list.
16. Any player (Major or Minor League in real life) can be placed on a manager’s Minor League roster. Please note that once a manager drafts any player during the Minor League draft and places him on the manager’s Minor League roster, all Minor League roster rules apply to that player regardless of his designation in real life. In other words, he’s a Minor to us regardless of the real world.
17. Any player (Major or Minor League in real life) can be drafted during the Major League draft. However, if a manager selects a Minor League player during the Major League portion, the player must remain on his Major League roster for the entire season or be dropped. The player cannot be demoted to the manager’s Minor League roster.
18. To reiterate rule #17: A manager can draft anyone he wants in the Major League draft. However, if he does so, he must carry the player for the full year or drop him. So it's basically a trade-off. Carry the future star and sacrifice some productivity this year versus having the star for future years......
19. A manager may choose to promote a Minor League player to his Major League roster at any time. Of course he must drop a Major League player in order to open a roster spot for the promoted player. Once the manager has promoted the Minor League player, he will have an opening on his Minor League roster for the remainder of the season. He will have the opportunity to fill that roster slot during the Minor League draft the following season.
20. No player selected during the Major League draft may be demoted to the Minor League roster during the season. He must either remain on the manager’s Major League roster or be dropped. During the following off-season, the manager may then choose to demote the player to his Minor League roster if he wishes to do so.
21. Prior to the beginning of the 2013 season, the league will conduct a Minor League draft, again via E-Mail. Managers have the option prior to the draft to:
a. Promote their Minor Leaguers to their Major League roster
b. Drop any or all of their Minor Leaguers
c. Retain any or all of their Minor Leaguers for the following season
22. The Minor League draft will be conducted in opposite order of the previous year’s finish. That is, the last shall be first, etc.
23. The 2012 Minor League draft will be serpentine.
24. All Minor League drafts in 2013 and beyond will not be serpentine. Example: The 14th place finisher will pick first in each round for which he has a Minor League roster opening.
25. Each manager will receive the number of draft choices for which he has available openings. For example, should a manager have 2 Minor Leaguers on his roster prior to the draft (due to prior promotion to his Major League roster or his declaration prior to the draft that he will be dropping one or more of his Minor Leaguers), he will then be eligible to make 2 draft picks in the Minor League draft.
26. If another manager picks up the dropped player mentioned in Rule #20, the same rule applies during the season. However, the acquiring manager has the right to demote the player to his Minor League roster during the off-season.
27. Minor league rosters will be expanded to 5 players for the 2013 season.
28. During the 2012 season, managers may increase their minor league roster to 5 players. Of course, since players cannot be drafted on to the minor league roster or demoted to the minor league roster during the season, the only way the 5th player slot comes into play is through a trade. Of course, if a manager trades a veteran for two or more prospects, the team receiving the prospects will need to drop one or more of his existing minor leaguers from his roster since he cannot exceed 5 minor leaguers.
29. The 2012 minor and major league trade deadline is August 26th – the default Yahoo deadline.
30. If managers do a major for minor trade and which the Yahoo system does not support, the commissioner will make the necessary changes via the commissioner tools.