All of these rules are in the constitution as well, but they can't be emphasized enough. Please pay close attention to the following list and do your best to follow them. If these end up being repeatedly violated, a harsher "consequence" system may need to be put in place. For now, its relatively benign, but please make my job easier by simply following these rules.
Rule: Your minor league system (AAA, AA, A) may NOT exceed 90 players - excludes players who are BOTH injured and on the DL as well as DFA players. The minor league cap will be checked after importing exports but before the sim is run and will only be checked and enforced during the regular season.
Consequence: Players will be released by commissioner at his discretion and/or minor league system will be "auto manged by AI" if this cap is exceeded; also a fine of $50,000 for every player in excess of the cap will be applied.
Rule: Any new free agent signing or contract extension must have equal salary in each year.
Consequence: Any illegal contracts will be voided or adjusted and commissioner will reduce team's fan interest by three points.
Rule: While contract incentives can be offered, they must be reasonable. Example - offering an incentive for 500 plate appearances in this league when we have 84 game seasons is NOT reasonable. (see Constitution for further detail)
Consequence: Contracts will be adjusted or voided at the Commissioner's discretion and fan interest deduction of three points may be applied.
Rule: You may not stash healthy players on the DL. When their DL time is up and they are healed, remove them asap.
Consequence:Entire roster will be auto managed by the AI if the player remains on the DL for several sims.
Rule: You may not sign free agents to major league contracts once the regular season has concluded until free agency re-opens in March.
Consequence:Player will be released back to free agent pool.
Rule: The maximum length of contract extensions is capped at 4 years until the player reaches 5 years of major league service time at which point there is no cap on contract length. This rule applies only to extensions, not free agent signings.
Consequence: Extensions signed that exceed the 4 year cap will be reduced by the commissioner to the maximum 4 year length. No penalties for submitting contracts that violate this rule will be assessed, but penalties may be implemented in the future.