And this is why i think I would rather see something that says you cannot do arb/trades/whatever in the off-season until you are legal by the pre-end-of-the-world series definition.
Actually, if the 60-day designation really goes away the day after the WS, then the right rule might be that the day after the WS, 60 day DL, loans, cap penalties all get wiped away and roster rules cease to be enforced until 1/31.
it might make sense to do something like this:
- You must be legal by in-season rules through the end of the World Series. Access to arb will be blocked until you get legal.
- if you are legal the day the WS ends, you are free to do as you wish until 1/31
- if you are not legal the day the WS ends, you remain blocked until you get legal, but at that point "legal" now means 40/400 cause all the other stuff has been wiped away and cannot be tracked so you are basically screwed
The one issue I am seeing here is that I think salary increases typically happen before the start of arb, right @nivshah? And that would mess all this up.