By: Commissioner Graves
The amendments have been proposed. The votes have been cast. The results have been tallied.
In a stunning example of efficiency, we managed to get the entire league to vote on this round of proposed amendments within just 48 hours. Needless to say, this is a brand-new record for SLB voting. Praise be to the SurveyMonkey gods!
As always, the results are here for you to see, no hidden tallies or secret agendas.
In keeping with tradition, any amendment that ended with a deadlocked vote will be considered defeated. We are very much a democracy in the Salmon League and if the majority does not want something, the tie goes to the runner and we leave things the way they are for the time being.
Enough preamble, let’s jump right into the voting results:
Amendment Proposal #1
Should the Salmon League institute a moratorium on additional amendments to the league rules for the next three seasons?
Proposed by: Mike Kunkel
Endorsed by: Jeremiah Graves & Steven Kunkel
What this Means: In the case of a tie, a majority does not approve the change and the moratorium proposal will not be activated. Amendment proposals will be accepted throughout the 2014 season and voted upon at next year’s Winter Meetings in preparation for the 2015 season.
Amendment Proposal #2
Should one “NA” roster spot be added to each team?
This additional spot would allow teams to hold onto a player in the minors and/or a suspended player without wasting an active roster spot. It would operate in the same fashion as the DL spots currently do, but the player would not be keeper-eligible.
Proposed by: Jeremiah Graves
Endorsed by: Craig Denny, Grant Morfitt, and Steven Kunkel
What this Means: Beginning in 2014 each team will have one “NA” roster spot for inactive (but non-DL’d), minor league, or suspended players. Team are not required to put a player in this roster spot and the player listed in the NA roster spot will not be eligible as a keeper at season’s end.
Amendment Proposal #3
Should the move limit be abolished for 2014 and beyond?
Proposed by: Jeremiah Graves
Endorsed by: Mike Kunkel, Justin Kunkel, and Steven Kunkel
What this Means: Beginning in 2014, the SLB will operate without a move limit to accommodate the growth in roster size and league size since the move limit was established nearly a decade ago.
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So there you have it. We’ve got two changes coming to the league in 2014 including no moves limit and an additional inactive roster spot.
Obviously, this league is always evolving and given all of the talk about people using these rules to their advantage and finding loopholes to game the system, it’s entirely possible we’ll be voting on related amendments next offseason.
For now, I want to say thank you to everyone for voting and for the lively debate throughout the year. I’ll reset the Amendments Page on the SLBlog in early 2014 as we open up the floor for new amendment proposals.