SLB Amendment Voting Results


The votes have (almost) all been tallied and we’ve got enough of a majority to officially call all four of the amendments that were proposed and endorsed for placement on this year’s ballot.

Only one amendment was really even close, so clearly folks are largely in agreement across the board this season.

Without any further ado, here are the results of this year’s amendment voting:

Amendment #1: Steven-Rex

Proposal: Steven MUST draft in the T-Rex costume
Proposed: Graves
Endorsed: Collin and Mike


Result: Nothing. Steven will not be forced to draft in costume. The commissioner is using his power of decree to void any/all amendment proposals directed at individuals and not league rules. This is to avoid setting precedent that would undoubtedly get really stupid, really fast. If Steven still wants to wear the costume, that’s pretty freakin’ rad – but he is under no obligation to do so.

Amendment #2: Schedule Randomization

Proposal: Randomize the schedule after the draft before the season starts
Proposed: Graves
Endorsed: Mike and Justin


Result: The schedule will be randomized after the draft and before league play begins.

Amendment #3: Control of Non-Competitive Teams

Proposal: The commissioner has the right to alter lineups after the All-Star break if a team is not participating or putting their best roster out there. If a player goes on the DL and an owner does not have a suitable back up, the commissioner is allowed to pick up the top ranked player for said position.
Proposed: Justin
Endorsed: Graves and Mike


Result: The commissioner is empowered to take control of non-competitive teams after the All-Star Break. The commissioner will confer with the league to ensure folks are in agreement before this action is taken.

Amendment #4: Draft Priority for Non-Playoff Teams

Proposal: The H2H record between the two teams missing the consolation round will determine who gets the higher draft priority. This — in theory — gives them something to play for down the stretch. Should they have a tie in H2H record for the year, the tiebreaker goes to the team with the better record over the final three weeks of the regular season.
Proposed: Graves
Endorsed: Justin and Mike


Result: Draft priority for the teams finishing 13/14th will be based on the better H2H record and/or record over the final three weeks if H2H is a tie.


So there you have it. We’ve got a few small changes coming to the league in 2019, but nothing that figures to dramatically alter the landscape of SLB this time around. Democracy in action, y’all.

For now, I want to say thank you to those of you who took the time to vote and for our usual boatload of lively debate throughout the year. I assume we’ll hear plenty more about Quality Starts before we’re voting on next year’s amendments.

The Amendments Page has been reset to open up the floor for new amendment proposals that would impact the 2020 season and beyond.