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40-Man Roster, Format/Stats/Rule Changes, Ramrod Minor Affiliates

Ramrod Minor Affiliates: 40-Man Roster

1. At the start of the season you can transfer your current NA players to your 40-man roster.

2. Your 5 R.M.A. players and your actual Yahoo! 25-man roster account for 30 players of your 40-man roster. The extra ten spots are consider part of your R.M.A. team also.
3. This is not a Disabled list crutch. The 15 R.M.A. non-Yahoo! roster spots are only for future draft picks and NA players.
4. You can fill out your unoccupied R.M.A. spots through with NA players acquired through trade or future draft picks acquired through trade.
5. You can also transfer players that become NA after you have aquired them. The player must be on your roster for 15 days before you can move him to your RMA team. if you use your waiver to acquire a player and that player is not on the big league roster, you may transfer him straight to your R.M.A. roster.
6. When a player loses his NA tag, his owner has 3 days to re-activate him to your R.D.L. 25-man roster.
7. PAY ATTENTION. If you pick up a player on another Owners R.M.A. team, you will be punished:
     1st time: Loose the player you drooped to waivers
     2nd: Loose 4th round pick to supplemental round at end of draft
     3rd: Loose 3rd round pick to supplemental round at end of draft
     4th: Loose 2nd round pick to supplemental round at end of draft
     5th: Loose 1st round pick to supplemental round at end of draft
     Anytime after I will lock your team for a week.


10 thoughts on “Ramrod Minor Affiliates: 40-Man Roster

  1. I like it.

    Posted by Devon Rosene | February 8, 2011, 11:39 pm
  2. I like it too but what is the justification for Item 5?

    Posted by Daniel Ochoa | February 9, 2011, 12:29 am
  3. Good question.

    Posted by Devon Rosene | February 9, 2011, 2:03 am
  4. As for item 5, I don't see the justification either. The whole idea of the RMA's was to get teams to pay attention to the minor leagues. Baseball farm systems are absolutely essential for success and the draft and 40-man rosters are a great way to solidify talent. Also, these systems inherently favor the lower teams because of draft order and waiver order. So why penalize a manager who has a superior knowledge of the minor leagues? The price of rostering an NA player for 30 days is too great to the competitive balance of Ramrod (the most hallowed argument of them all). There seems to be fear of the system being manipulated by certain managers. However, the system can only be manipulated if one commits themselves to learning prospects. You will notice that the revolving door of talent in the minor leagues, combined with yearly international and American drafts, makes the talent pool fluid. If somebody stocks up on prospects this year, they will undoubtedly have to empty their coffers for the inevitable infusion of talent from this year's draft. Why should those who do the research, and put in the effort, not be rewarded with superior rosters? Isn't that why certain managers are better than others? Basically, I think item 5 hinders those teams who have no intentions of competing this year. They want to build for the future and are often willing to trade some established talent for draft picks and/or NA players. I don't think we should slow their efforts down.

    Posted by Devon Rosene | February 9, 2011, 2:33 am
  5. The reason for item 5 is because you should have to make a commitment to a player for him to be on your 40 man roster but there is a compromise here. I would just like to point out, at least as I understand it, this doesn't apply to players you trade for or players who are currently on your roster. Those guys automatically go to the 40 man roster. It should be amended and here is my suggestion:5) Players can also be added to your 40 man roster via the waiver wire and free agents. Waiver wire picks ups immediately transfer over and free agents must be on your 25 man roster for 30 days before becoming a part of the 40 man roster.The reason is because you shouldn't be able to just pick up and drop guys and have them added to the roster. The only way to manipulate a system is to have a system in place that can be manipulated. Things have been that way in the past and I am hoping a system will be installed will be the closest to preventing it.

    Posted by Guru | February 9, 2011, 5:23 am
  6. I like the rule 5 amendments proposed by guru. If someone is willing to use their waiver on an NA player, than he should be allowed to be moved to the 40-man immediately. And inversely, to prevent someone from just cleaning house on free agent NA's, the 30 day grace period keeps that in check.

    Posted by Bear Jew | February 9, 2011, 6:36 am
  7. I would like one thing cleared up, when you loose a player or loose a pick, what does that mean? Does your teams pants start to fall down or does your team just some how get baggier?

    Posted by Guru | February 9, 2011, 7:20 am
  8. Well done, Gomez.

    Posted by Devon Rosene | February 9, 2011, 7:37 am
  9. I like the waiver rule also.

    Posted by Dead Rebel | February 9, 2011, 7:56 am
  10. that works, thanks for the clarifications. One more: Does the offseason count towards the 30 days? For example, I picked up Ryan Kalish towards the end of the season and he'll probably open the season NA (in triple A) can I just move him to my 40 man as soon as the NA appears? And by moving to the 40 man that means simply dropping him to waivers right?

    Posted by Daniel Ochoa | February 10, 2011, 8:46 pm

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