Additional Scoresheet Baseball Rules
Lineup Changes and Trades
Each week your team will play 12 games, making for a 144 game season. The week's games are all played on Tuesdays, using the player's performance from the appropriate year. (The first 3 weeks of the season will use stats from 1988, the next 3 weeks use 1989, weeks 7-9 use stats from 1990, and the final 3 weeks are played using stats from 1991.). We must receive any lineup changes by Monday to be able to use them for Tuesday's games. Give the Post Office plenty of time to get lineups here. We suggest you mail in lineups you want used for the upcoming week by Tuesday or Wednesday to make sure they get here by the following Monday. You can also send in your lineups and ranking sheets from our web site, by e-mail, or by fax. If sending lineups by fax or e-mail please send them by Friday so that we have time to enter them and check for errors before playing games Tuesday morning. Once games are played they are final! Lineup changes, especially when the years switch, are very important. If using postal mail give the Post Office plenty of time to get your changes here!
You can make unbalanced trades (for example, 3 players for 2), and you are starting out with a 36 man roster. But you can not list more than 30 players on a lineup card. Any players not listed on a lineup card WILL stay on your team's roster, and will be used before any (AAA) players are called up. Also, your team will not have more than 8 pitchers and 16 position players appear in a single game.
Trading of players is free and is allowed until the 10th week of the season. We will review all trades to avoid unfair collusion between two team owners. We must hear from both of the teams involved in a trade. There is a Report a Trade link on the league's site, which is the easiest way for teams to notify us of trades. When you make a trade we do need a new lineup from you, with the players you've traded away off of your lineup and any new players that you want to use on your lineup.