|Weaver League Constitution
The goal of the Weaver League is simple, to have a
first class baseball sim league, to have fun, and to not take ourselves
too seriously in the process. We don't expect our owners to turn their
lives upside-down to participate in the league, however we do expect
everyone to meet the minimum expectations of ownership.
The following is our league constitution, it outlines
the basic expectations of ownership as well as some of the rules
that are unique to our league...
EXPECTATIONS OF OWNERSHIP
Minimum Expectations of Ownership
The following are the minimum expectations of ownership. These are
not unreasonable expectations and adhering to them should not take
an excessive amount of your time. Failure to comply with any
of these most basic of expectations can result in forfeiture of
control of your team.
1. Read and Understand the Online
Manual for the Sierra Sports BBPro game
2. Adjust lineups when necessary
of the season
is healed and eligible to come off of DL
3. Respond to other owners inquiries
thanks" is fine
If an owner
is unresponsive or won't take no for an answer, contact
4. Participate in amateur draft (live or through preferences)
our league allows the trading of draft picks you cannot choose to
have the computer draft for you
5. The no-tanking rule: Don't sit star players for significant periods
(more than a sim) unless they are injured
6. Contact commish if you
will be unavailable for a significant amount of time
7. Most importantly... Have fun and - don't - take - things - too
Optional But Encouraged
in on the Weaver Forum somewhat reguarly
and Download Trillian... HIGHLY
ENCOURAGED! Both of these are important channels for cultivating
a healthy league community, and from an individual ownership standpoint
both are important for trade talk and keeping up to date on league
issues. Both will lead ot your league experience being much more
Submit Spring Training allocations.
Submit Articles to The Weaver
Sierra Sports Baseball Pro 98. The best place to find the game nowadays
is on eBay, and you can get it
pretty cheap. Having a copy of the game is not required but can
make it easier for you to learn how things work in BBPro leagues.
Sims are run twice per week, on Wednesday and
Saturday evenings (Pacific Time)
reserves the right to alter the sim schedule when necessary
SPECIAL RULES SPECIFIC TO THE WEAVER LEAUGE
All-Timers: Each team has rights to an All-Time
player. All-Timers are players whose initial ratings and age are
based on a single season of any MLB player (AL or NL, 1901 and beyond)
who has not yet played in the Weaver League.
When an All-Timer retires his original team gets
to pick a replacement. All-Timers can be traded, but the player's
original team retains rights to a replacement All-Timer regardless
of what team that player is on at the time he retires
Wyatt keeps a record of all of the All-Timers that have seen
action in the league, you can check
it out here. You can also double check eligibility of players
in the Stats Register.
It's simple, if a player is in the register they're not eligible
to be taken as an All-Timer.
Archive: Potential ratings are for suckers!
The Weaver League is just like real life, there are no "can't
miss" prospects. You will not know how the player develops
until he does. To that end the League Archive file is not made available
to anyone, no one can use the BBEdit utility to unmask potential
ratings and gain an unfair advantage.
Amateur Draft prospects
Because of the incredibly weak ammy draft prospects that
Computer has generated for this league in the past, and because
our league keeps players potential ratings hidden, the following
steps are taken to improve the draft pool...
is used by the commissioner to increase the potential ratings of
all prospects by a certain percentage.
is based on the amount it takes to get one player to have at least
a 90 potential rating in a given category. Results are previewed
by commissioner and percentages are raised in increments of 5% until
the desired results are achieved.
from knowing the potential ratings for any player, the commissioner
uses good old fashioned paper and tape to block the portion of his
monitor where the player's names are displayed on the preview reports.
In the end we are assured that the talent level of players in the
draft pool are at an acceptable level without anyone in the league
knowing which players have what potential ratings.
Amateur Draft picks
Draft picks cannot be traded beyond the next upcoming draft. For
example, if the Amateur Draft were scheduled tomorrow teams could
only trade their picks for that draft. As soon as that draft is
over teams can then begin trading their draft picks for the next
The Weaver League employs a basic free agency system. The free agent
draft is the first event of the offseason. The parameters of the
free agent system are as follows...
with six or more years experience are eligible for free agency.
with less than six years experience are automatically exempt from
the free agent draft.
6 exemptions to protect players who otherwise would be eligible
for the draft. All remaining unprotected players are exposed to
the free agent draft.
not lose more than one player from their roster.
FA Draft are NOT tradable.
In the offseason, owners have the option of having a young player's
experience reset to zero if they meet certain conditions...
made his first appearance in the league the previous season.
players must have accumulated less than 130 at bats, pitchers less
than 50 innings pitched.
Resetting experience gives a player who may have
been a late season callup or injury replacement an extra season
or exemption from the free agent draft. It also lets them retain
their eligibility for the Rookie of the Year award.
Keep in mind that once a player has his experience
reset it cannot be reset again, even if they have less than
130 ABs or 50 IP again the following season.
exists to review all trades
consists of four permanent members, one from each division. The
committee membership currently consists of Doug Schmaltz (Polanski),
Jim Lockwood (Lockwood), Eric Radcliffe (Barnes) and Edwin Mercado
can be blocked if three of the four committee members vote against
it. In deals where one committee member is involved it is two of
three remaining members, if two committee members are involved it
is two of two remaining members.
of committee trade reviews are binding only when an owner in his
first three seasons in the league. Veteran owners can choose to
bypass the committee's decision if a deal has been blocked after
they have received feedback from the committee on why they feel
that the trade should not go forward.
The Weaver League has Interntional in it's name for a reason. In
order to ensure that we don't have a glut of US teams (or a glut
of teams in any other region) we have instituted these guidelines
for franchise relocation...
At any given
time the Weaver League should not have more than six teams in any
definition of these regions are basically the following: Continental
US and Canada, Latin/South America, Europe, and Asia/Oceana/Africa
(basically everywhere else).
that a team is in does not limit it's mobility (i.e. we don't have
a USA division, Euro division, etc.)
renaming/relocation is limited to the offseason.