Scoring: FanGraphs Points
Rosters: 40-man standard
Arbitration: Allocation system
Auction: March, annually
In-Season Trade Deadline: August 31st
Cost: Standard Ottoneu fee
Prize: no $ prizes
Trophy: Ottoneu Jersey & “Champion” level bragging rights
Join: Invitation only; must have at least one other Ottoneu championship on resume, and be involved in Slack community
Commitment to be “active, responsive, competitive, and fair” at all times.
Unless otherwise specified (below), standard Ottoneu rules apply. Commissioner(s) reserve the right to make charter adjustments at their discretion for the benefit of the league.
Minimum one (1) additional Ottoneu championship
Member of Ottoneu community + Slack
Champions League Custom Rules:
Beginning with the 2017 season, the Ottoneu Champions League will expand into two divisions (A and B). All rules will govern both divisions, but they will operate as two separate leagues of twelve owners each. The following rules will be applied to the 2017 season and beyond:
The primary goal of the Champions League is to win and sign the official Champions League jersey, awarded to the annual winner of Division A.
Each season, the 11th and 12th place finishing teams in Division A will be demoted to Division B. The 11th place team will receive first priority in selecting the open roster they inherit in Division B.
Each season, both the winner and runner-up of Division B will be promoted to Division A, replacing the 11th and 12th place teams exiting Division A.
The winner of Division B will have first priority in selecting the open roster they inherit in Division A, and will receive the first pick in the annual 5MiLB snake draft in Division A.
Any owner that fails to reach 15,000 points in Division B will be relegated and replaced with a new owner before the conclusion of arbitration for the following season. Replacement owners will be selected from the Ottoneu community (at the discretion of the commissioner) and must have at least one additional Ottoneu championship on their resume to qualify for entry.
Any incoming replacement owners for Division B will have priority above demoted Division A owners in selecting the open roster in Division B they want to inherit.
The 2017 winner of Division A of the Ottoneu Champions League will earn the right to select the MLB team representing the official Ottoneu Champions League jersey trophy.
There is currently no rule that determines how League A (530) replaces a non-relegated owner for the upcoming season. Heading in 2018, we need to replace one owner that will not be relegated. As a member of @Champions please vote on the following addition to the league rules:
How should a non-relegated owner be replaced in League A (530)?
The 3rd place finish team in B will replace the abandoned team in A
The 11th place finishing team in A will not be relegated; Either the 1st or 2nd team in B will claim the abandoned team in A
In the event one or more owners leave league A (530) during the season, owners from B (725) will be given the option to temporarily (rest of season) manage the vacant team in A, beginning with the 6th place team. For example, if Owner X leaves A (530) on May 15th, the current 6th place team in B (725) will be given the option to manage the team of Owner X through the rest of the season, in addition to managing their actual team in B (725). If the 6th place owner chooses to forfeit this opportunity, the 7th place team will be given the opportunity, and so on.
For each in-season vacancy in A (530) that does not result in relegation of that team, an additional owner will be promoted from B (725) at season’s end (per previous abandonment rule).
For example, if two owners from A (530) leave the league on May 15th, the 6th place team will be given the first option to select one of the vacant teams to manage temporarily throughout the rest of the season in A; the 7th place team will be given the next option, etc. Assuming neither of the vacant teams are relegated (11th or 12th place finish) from A (530), a total of four owners will be promoted to A (530) at the end of the season.