The Rules for The Branch Rickey Rotisserie League

The Rules for The Branch Rickey Rotisserie League

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The Branch Rickey Rotisserie League Official Rules
Go to the two above links for Batter and Pitcher Salaries.  They are used
for the initial selection process.  This is the only time they will be
used. (except for 3 "DO-OVERS" on April 30.

You must select exactly  15 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 can distribute that in any way between batters and pitchers.

All players count 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)

At 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" on APRIL 30 based on the
      pre-season draft values at no 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) beginning May 1, you use the current updated batter(pitcher) values.
      you must be "trading down", that is, the "acquisition value"
    of the new player must be at least the listed transfer fee less than the
    "disposal value" of the player you are dropping.

    the dollar penalty per roster move is equal to what is found on the penalty chart
    and the last day to trade is Friday, September 21, 2001.
[ Branch Rickey Drop-Add Trade Penalty Chart | ]

Minor subtlety: all current in-season values of players you want to drop/add are considered to be 0.0$ or greater thus, 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 of non-linearity of 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) Saves Think of these salaries as representing thousands of dollars. Thus, a salary of 11.3 really means $11,300. The salary scale here is the way it was from 1946-1949, when baseball was baseball and we 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 = 3 (3,4,5,6,7)= 5 (5,6,7,8)= 6.5 = 6 ________________________________________________________________________________

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