- The Constitution
By joining The Extreme Fantasy Baseball League (XFBL) each manager must
agree to continue to be active throughout the duration of the season. Gamesmanship
and rivalry is encouraged but all managers are to be treated with respect.
Any and all of the rules contained in this league constitution are subject
to change by the commissioner or by vote of the other managers in the league.
Any discrepancies over the rules contained in the constitution will be settled
by the best judgment of the commissioner as well as any problems or conflicts
that may occur during the season.
I. TEAMS AND ROSTERS
1.1. There will be 20 teams in the Extreme Fantasy Baseball League consisting
of a mix of American and National league players. Each team will consist
of 27 players (18 starters, 5 bench players and 4 minor leaguers).
1.2. A team's roster consists of the following players:
1.3. Roster movements will be
able to be made daily on the league's Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball Site
- 3 outfielders
- 1 catcher
- 1 second baseman
- 1 shortstop
- 1 first baseman
- 1 third baseman
- 1 utility player (non-pitcher
who can be any offensive player)
- 7 pitchers
(3 SP, 2 RP, 2 P)
- 2 disabled list slots
- 7 bench
spots of you're choice
- 4 minor league players
1.4. Waiver and Free Agent pick-ups
will be run through the Yahoo! site under Yahoo's rules.
2.1. A 5x5 rotisserie scoring system will be used and the league will
be run on Yahoo!
- Batting Average
- Home Runs
- Runs Batted In
- Stolen Bases
2.2. Pitchers will only have
their pitching stats counted and not their batting statistics, and batters
will only have their batting statistics counted, not their pitching statistics.
- Earned Run Average
- WHIP (Walks + Hits / Innings
Game/Inning Caps: We will use the Yahoo! standard for all Game and Inning
3.1. Owners will be allowed to keep a maximum of 6 players from their
final roster of 28 players at season's end. These players will be
automatically added to the roster of the respective owner at the beginning
of the following season.
3.2. Owners are not required
to announce their "keepers" until the following year's draft. If an
owner should give up his team after making his keeper selections, the new
owner has the right to change the keeper choices prior to the draft.
3.3. No team may submit minor
league players as their keepers unless that player has been promoted to the
said teams major league roster on the closing day of the season. In other
words, if a manager wishes to keep a player on his minor league roster that
manager must move the said player to his major league roster on closing day.
4.1. The leagues draft will be completed in a serpentine (snake-style)
format, with an order randomly selected by the commissioner.
4.2. After the inaugural season, the draft will take place in the reverse
order of the previous season's final league standings.
4.3. The draft will consist of 27 total rounds with minor league or major
league players eligible to be selected at anytime.
4.4. The draft will take place here on the league website in the league
message board. Each manager is responsible for making their pick as quickly
as possible. If a manager fails to make his selection within 24 hours of the
previous post, the commissioner will be responsible for making that pick for
the manager by taking the highest ranked player available by Yahoo! overall
rankings. If a manager fails to make more than three picks on time, the league
will vote on whether to replace that manager with another manager, or let
him play the season under probation and then the league will evaluate that
managers status after the season. This is done simply to keep the draft moving
in order to have it completed by opening day.
V. MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS
5.1. Each team will have
a minor league roster with no more than 4 players. These players will not
be on the major league roster so their stats will not count. By carrying
a minor league roster, you reserve the right to add these players to your
major league roster at any point during the year in which you draft them.
You cannot "keep" these players for the following season unless they are
on your major league roster on the last day of the season. All players
on minor league rosters at the end of the season will be released back into
the draft the following season.
5.2. A player may qualify as a minor leaguer if
he has NEVER:
5.3. It is the responsibility
of the owner to verify a player's status as a minor league player before
the draft. If any owner drafts a player as a minor league player who
is subsequently found to not qualify under the above qualifications, the owner
loses the rights to that player for the remainder of the season, unless the
player goes un-drafted in the minor league draft and then gets promoted to
his major league franchise. Any player, major or minor, going un-drafted,
would result in that player becoming a free agent and is available for anyone
in the league to claim.
75 At-Bats of major league experience
25 Innings of major league pitching experience
5.4. Once a manager has promoted
a minor league player to his major league roster, that player will become
ineligible to return to that managers minor league roster. The manager will
not be permitted to replace that player on the minor league roster unless
that manager trades for a minor leaguer.
6.1. All trades will be impartially reviewed by the commissioner. If the
commissioner finds a trade to be significantly suspicious the trade will
be subject to a league vote for vetoing.
6.2. The trading deadline will be set for exactly one week following the
major league trade deadline.
6.3. Draft picks are eligible to be traded for major or minor league players
as well as other draft picks.
VII. TEAM OWNERSHIP
7.1. An owner may not transfer ownership of his team in the middle of the
baseball season unless approved by a majority vote of the current owners.
7.2. Each owner may only control one team in the league
7.3. An owner may be kicked out of the league following any season with
a 14 of 20 majority vote from all other managers.
7.4. An owner must decide by January first of any year if that owner wishes
to drop out of the league.