Salmon League Amendment 2012

The moment y’all have been clamoring for is finally here, it’s the results of the 2012 Salmon League Baseball Amendments voting.

We had ten amendments on the docket this year, but in the end it resulted in very few major changes to league play for this coming season.

I’ve included a screen-shot of the actual voting so there is no question about the results and the anonymous responses everyone was allowed to leave for each question.

Read at your leisure and let me know if you have any questions/comments/concerns/etc.

Without any further ado, here are your 2012 SLB Amendments:

Proposed Amendment I: League Dues

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Decision: League dues will be raised to $40 beginning in 2012. As always league dues should be paid in cash on draft day, preferably prior to the start of the draft.

The bulk of the league voted for an increase in league dues, but an even larger margin of people voted to keep the total under $50. As such, I split the difference and increased the dues to $40.

Proposed Amendment II: League Payouts

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Decision: The league payout structure will change starting in 2012. The winner of the regular season will now receive a full payout of the original league due. 3rd Place = 10% of remaining pot, 2nd place = 30% of remaining pot, and 1st place = 60% of remaining pot.

Proposed Amendment III: Transactions Limit

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Decision: The move limit will remain at 45 for the 2012 season.

Thanks to Levi for catching the error of my ways on this one. I totally screwed up the math b/c I dropped off the two votes for lowering it and took them out of the equation. The votes were 8-6 in favor of either keeping it the same or lowering it versus raising it or eliminating it.

Proposed Amendment IV: Divisional Play

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Decision: Divisions will be eliminated in 2012 and we’ll return to having one gigantic league. The divisional format proved to add very little to game play and only resulted in convoluted scheduling and horribly unbalanced schedules to accommodate divisional parity.

Proposed Amendment V: Live Draft

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Decision: We will continue having the live draft for the foreseeable future and make concessions as necessary for those who cannot physically be at the draft due to work/family/expense/etc.

Proposed Amendment VI: Announcement of Draft Positions

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Decision: Draft position will be announced on draft day for 2012.

Obviously, this was a divided issue with half the league looking to keep the announcement on draft day and the other half looking to get it out of the way early. I definitely think it is something we can discuss for next offseason if there is still interest in a change—and I’ll try to have more of a concrete plan in place for how announcing them prior to the draft would work—but for now, we’ll say that a tie goes to the runner and stick with tradition.

Proposed Amendment VII: Round-by-Round Draft Recap

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Decision: We will not be instituting a round-by-round draft recap. The owner of each team will be expected to keep up with who has and has not been drafted. There are currently no penalties for attempting to re-draft a player and there are no time limits in place. It is also not against any rule to politely ask that someone repeat who was drafted. If you’re having trouble keeping up it probably means that you either drank too much the night before, you’re drinking too much right now, and/or you’ve got 18 different lists and you look like a jackass.

Proposed Amendment VIII: Keepers

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Decision: We will remain at three keepers (one pitcher, one position player, one flex) in 2012.

Given how little interest there was in making a change to the current system, I am going to give any keeper amendment the same treatment as I’m now giving the annual full-keeper league proposal, if it not seconded by another party, it will not make the ballot.

Proposed Amendment IX: Additional Bench Spots

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Decision: We will be adding one additional bench spot to our rosters for 2012.

Again, this was another vote that was tugged multiple ways. However, the majority of the league is in favor of increasing the overall number of bench spots. Much like the league dues voting, I am going to split the difference and roll with four bench spots as a majority of the league also does not want 5 bench spots.

Proposed Amendment X: Weekly Roster Changes

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Decision: We will not be switching to a weekly roster change format, but rather staying on the daily roster change format that we’ve employed since the inception of the league. Everyone in the league is allowed to openly mock Mike for suggesting this amendment. Do not let him try to baffle you with his “context” and rationale explanation for suggesting it.

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11 thoughts on “Salmon League Amendment 2012

  1. My Friend March 3, 2012 / 7:50 pm

    YUCK to raising bench spots! Yuck! Voters=BOO!!!

    Mike, your amendment was wildly unpopular. Not even you voted for it……………….HAHA!

    Yeah, no more talking about changing keepers. It is what it will be and this is likely our 98th vote on it. Over.

    Baseball!!!!

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    • High Cheese March 3, 2012 / 8:50 pm

      Yuck as well to the bench spots. Ugh. I fear this will kill the FA market. When someone needs a player, too bad, he’ll be hoarded needlessly on Mike’s bench.

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      • Jeremiah Graves March 3, 2012 / 9:54 pm

        That is an extra 14 players off the board, it will certainly shake things up a bit. Personally, I was just happy it didn’t jump to five bench spots. I’ve been content with three for a looooong time.

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  2. My Friend March 3, 2012 / 8:00 pm

    So we have $40 pay-in, a new-ish payout, 50 moves, 4 bench spots, no divisions. Got it.

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  3. High Cheese March 3, 2012 / 8:09 pm

    I don’t see how the transaction limit was raised. The Vote was 8-6 in favor of keeping it the same or lowering it. You’re definitely going against the majority on this one.

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    • Jeremiah Graves March 3, 2012 / 8:38 pm

      You’re absolutely, right. I don’t know what the hell I did there. I guess in my head I was just dropping off the 2 votes for lowering it and focusing on the rest of the bunch.

      Fixing it now. Good catch. I clearly need a f’n vacation. So burnout right now.

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      • High Cheese March 3, 2012 / 8:54 pm

        I was beginning to fear you weren’t the people’s Commish, but rather a draconian despot on par with that dastard ginger Roger Goodell.

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      • Jeremiah Graves March 3, 2012 / 9:55 pm

        Nah, turns out I’m just burnout and bad at math. Far less dramatic that way, I suppose.

        I’m sure that someday I’ll break down and impose my will on you minions.

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  4. My Friend March 3, 2012 / 11:02 pm

    Yay to going back to 45 moves!!

    Now, about finding a loophole to bring the bench spots back to 3. Maybe there’s some sort of algebraic way around this…

    You’re practically a dictator, Jeremiah.

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  5. Poop in the toilet silly March 4, 2012 / 4:34 pm

    larger benches make sense.

    weekly roster changes were only supposed to take affect if we instituted a FAAB system for all free agents. Jeremiah knows this and yet he still added it as an amendment. Funny that he didn’t add the full FAAB amendment thought. Which I am adamantly against.

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    • Jeremiah Graves March 4, 2012 / 7:05 pm

      I added the amendments that people threw out when I asked for amendment suggestions and whatever was left lurking from the in-season recommendations.

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