end of fileThe Branch Rickey Rotisserie League Official Rules________________________________________________________________________________INITIAL ROSTER SELECTIONGo to the two above links forBatter and Pitcher Salaries. They are used for the initial selection process. This is the only time they will be used. (exceptfor3 "DO-OVERS"onApril 30.You must select exactly15 batters and 10 pitchers. The maximum payroll ("salary cap") is precisely$283. That is, your salaries can add up to and including$283.0, but no greater. You candistribute that in any waybetween batters and pitchers. All playerscount as a minimum of $0. Thus, if a player is listed as NEGATIVE (-$.1 or less), or not listed at all, he still counts as $0. (This is a change from what we did in April 2000, when everyone less than $1.0 counted as $1.0)DURING THE SEASON ROSTER CHANGESAt any time, you can email a roster change to the league commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis (Jeff Sagarin). You must adhere to the following four simple conditions: (1) NO MOVES at all thru APRIL 29. But,THREE "DO-OVERS"onAPRIL 30based on thepre-season draft valuesatno financial penalty.In the "DO-OVERS" using the pre-season draft values, all players still have to count as a minimum of 0. (This is a change from what we actually did which was to use 1.0 as the minimum.) (2) the last day to make a move is the morning of the next-to-last Friday of the regular season, September 21, 2001 (10 days left in the season) (3) a batter for a batter, a pitcher for a pitcher (4) beginningMay 1, you use thecurrent updatedbatter(pitcher) values. you must be"trading down", that is, the"acquisition value"of thenew playermust beat least the listed transfer feeless than the"disposal value"of theplayer you are dropping. thedollar penalty per roster moveis equal to what is found on the penalty chart and thelast day to trade is Friday, September 21, 2001.[ Branch Rickey Drop-Add Trade Penalty Chart | ]

Minor subtlety:allcurrent in-season valuesof players you want todrop/addare considered to be0.0$ or greaterthus, if a player is listed as 0.0 or more, that's what he counts as, and if he's a NEGATIVE figure, he counts as ZERO. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Batter Salaries(and in-season dollar values) are based on the following categories: (1)Runs(2)OnBase= Hits + Walks + Hit By Pitch (3)Total Bases= Singles + 2*Doubles + 3*Triples + 4*Homeruns (4)RBI(5)SB*SB/(SB+CS)= Net Steals = (Steals * Steals)/(Steals + Caught Stealing) "SBA" = "SB+CS" by the way and you'll find it listed that way in the ratings. Any apparent discrepancies between the listed SB, CS and SB*SB/SBA are because ofnon-linearityof the formula. That is, it won't add up "right" when combining several seasons.Pitcher Salaries(and in-season dollar vallues) are based on the following categories: (1)Innings Pitched(2)ERA(3)Rickey= (Innings - Hits) + (Strikeouts - (Walks + HBP) ) = Innings + Strikeouts - (Hits + Walks + Hit By Pitch) = Strikeouts + Innings - OnBase (4)Wins(5)SavesThink of these salaries as representingthousandsof dollars. Thus, a salary of11.3really means$11,300. The salary scale here is the way it was from1946-1949, whenbaseball was baseballandwe had an America!(1) For each of the 5 batting statistics, ALL 15 batters for that variable are used. (2) For each of the 5 pitching statistics, ALL 10 pitchers for that variable are used. (3) For each of the 10 categories, (5 batting and 5 pitching), the teams will be given an order rank based on the above two criteria. If a team is first in say TB, it gets a "1" for that. If it's 16th, it gets a "16" . Thus, just as in golf, the LOWER the total, the better. If two or more teams are TIED in a particular category or in the standings, then they are TIED(!) and the standings file will reflect that. Remember, you count ALL 15 batters and ALL 10 pitchers. Most of the time, you'll easily spot a situation with a TIE, because if an EVEN number of teams end up tied for a category or standings position, they will end up with a "half" in their number. If an ODD number of teams tie for something, then the answer will be an integer. Examples: (3,4) = 3.5 = 3½ (3,4,5,6,7)= 5 (5,6,7,8)= 6.5 = 6½ ________________________________________________________________________________