Stretch Run rules - Effective Saturday, September 1

Stretch Run rules - Effective Saturday, September 1

Postby Crosley » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:25 pm

Effective September 1, the infamous Mocksports Stretch Run rules will apply:

    7.11 Stretch Run Roster

    Beginning September 1st, the role of a team's Reserve List changes to that of a "bench".

    7.11.1 Autowaivers are not applicable during this period. Players on the Reserve List may remain so for the completion of the season.

    7.11.2 Players on the Active Roster may be Reserved without cause or reason provided a Reserve List player that is on the Active Roster of the applicable League is Activated, at no charge.
This means that players active IN THE AL can be moved between your active roster and your "bench" without incurring a charged transaction.


    7.11.3 Free Agents can be claimed and added to the Active List or to the Reserve List, in two situations:

      7.11.3.1 When Reserving a player who has been removed from the Active Roster of the applicable MLB League, a Free Agent can be claimed without a Charge.
No change here from the regular season.


      7.11.3.2 When Releasing a player who has not been removed from the Active Roster of the applicable MLB League, a Free Agent can be claimed as a Charge.
The rules do not explicitly address the situation, but the universal interpretation of this clause allows an owner to waive an active player directly from the "bench" without going through the motions of activating him, waiving him and then claiming a replacement player. Two important things to note here: First, positioning DOES NOT matter when waiving a reserved player to claim a new player - i.e., a reserved pitcher can be waived in order to claim a first baseman to the Reserve List, etc. Second, only an ACTIVE AL player can be waived, whether he is on the active roster or the "bench". This means that a player who 1) has already been reserved and 2) is inactive at the time of the waiver CANNOT BE WAIVED through this process; i.e., no "double-dipping".
    "Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?"

      ― Jim Bouton
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