Alright, the first and second Franchise League blog posts laid out most of the groundwork for what has grown into a grass roots campaign to make sure the Franchise Draft League (aka Franchise Mode) gets off the ground. This is the FINAL UPDATE which provides information on the new Auction Draft for season 1, adjusted salary cap and 2nd season contract escalation, as well as an adjustment for Captain’s Cap Hit.
Sign-ups are OPEN. There are only 14 spots left in the league, so let me know ASAP if you want to get involved in the league. This is going to be the Doctor Who of Draft Leagues. Those that get in on the ground floor are going to hold it over the heads of everyone that comes after them.
Deadline to pay the league fee of $150 is Friday April 19th
Draft Combine will be held on Tuesday April 23rd @ CAC
Draft will be held on Saturday April 27th @ CAC
Preseason games will be played on Tuesday April 30th
Games will be played on Tuesday nights at C.A.C. starting on May 7th
Games will be played at 7:00 PM, 7:50 PM, 8:40 PM or 9:30 PM
ALL 8 teams will qualify for the playoffs and the Finals will be a Best of 3, with schedule TBD
The first draft will be held on April 27th at CAC. It will be conducted as an Auction Draft.
Captains will be determined by B Draft APR. Anyone with an APR under 40 can be a captain for the Franchise League. In order to have such a wide variation of talented captains a cap hit will be assessed each season based on the Captain’s APR
Captains with an APR from 0-19.99 do not have an additional cap hit each season
Captains with an APR from 20-26.99 have an additional $3 cap hit each season
Captains with an APR from 27-34.99 have an additional $6 cap hit each season
Captains with an APR from 35-40 have an additional $9 cap hit each season
All captains will have access to each and every player. Captains will be able to nominate players for auction and bid on them accordingly until all players in the Auction Pool are assigned to a team.
Captains must have enough cap space to sign players to make a 6 man roster (mimium contract is 1 season $1) without going over the salary cap for a bid to be valid. Contracts to players, can only be offered as a whole number or tenth of a decimal
All players are originally signed to 1 season contracts. Captains would be able to extend players contracts to a second season after the preseason game if the player agrees to it and they have available cap room. Players do not have to take the second season
The second season of the contract will increasing based on Escalators. These escalations are also applicable to contract offers to free agents and auction players.
$1 – $4.5 – additional season + $1
$5 – $9.5 – additional season + $2
$10 – $14.5 – additional season +$3
$15 – $19.5 – additional season +$4
$20+ – additional season +$5
If a captain offers a draft player a two season contract, the player has the right of refusal and can keep the 1 season contract. Captains have until Wednesday May 1st at 12 PM to turn in contract lengths to League Offices.
The off-season will contain 3 major activity periods (Cuts, “Free” Agency, and Auction) with Trades allowed throughout the entire off-season, that will begin once the full player pool has been determined and paid for. (August 26th, 2013 deadline).
Captains can cut 1 player under contract each season for a $2.0 penalty against the cap (cap hit) for the following season
No cuts can be made after free agency starts. Deadline for cuts will be determined each season
Every “free” agent must be signed before the auction draft
Contracts to free agents, and auction pool players, can only be offered as a whole number or tenth of a decimal
To sign a player captains must also have enough cap space to sign additional players to get to the required 6 players
Offer 1 – From Matty Bells – 1 season @ $4
Offer 2 – From Sam Boyer – 2 seasons @ $9.5 and $11.5
“Free” Agency period will be determined each season
Any player that has played 2 consecutive seasons on the same contract (either for the same team or, if traded, playing out the second season of a contract) is eligible to be resigned by the team that holds that players rights for a discount over two seasons. For every $2 offered in the contract, the team with the players Bird Rights can sign that player for a $.5 discount
Offer 1 – non-Bird Rights – 2 seasons @ $8 and $10
Offer 2 – Bird Rights – 2 seasons @ $6 and $8
Offer 1 – non-Bird Rights – 2 seasons @ $9.5 and $11.5
Offer 2 – Bird Rights – 2 seasons @ $7.5 and $9.5
Offer 2 – Bird Rights – 2 seasons @ $15 and $19
Every subsequent season after the first, there will be an auction to add new players to the league. Every new player to the league will be a part of the auction draft. This will be in lieu of the traditional ‘draft’ in order to prevent tanking down the stretch of a regular season.
The auction draft is the last off-season transaction period before the season starts
Team captains bid on each player in the auction pool and every team must have 6 players at the end of the auction
Captains must have enough cap room to sign the player bid on plus additional cap room to have the required 5 players signed to the team for the bid to be valid
The minimum contract offer is $1 for 1 season.
Ties in bids (same $ and length) to the same player will be broken by worst record the previous season. That captain will be awarded the player.