Week -5 Transaction Results
- Next deadline: Week -4 Transactions due Sunday night, June 7 at midnight EDT
- See the season list of deadlines
- Thanks for your patience as we wait to see what's going to happen with Major League Baseball in 2020.
- Obviously, there's not a June 1 start for MLB, so it's time
to readjust the preseason calendar.
- At the moment, we'll shoot for a July 4 MLB start date as that's been one that's been thrown around a lot
- The next transaction week will have the deadline, as previously scheduled, of Sunday, May 31 - so nothing you'll need to do on Memorial Day weekend.
- After that, we'll schedule transactions again to be weekly on Sundays, with a potential Week Zero deadline set for Saturday, July 4. The Week Zero deadline typically lines up with Opening Day - so we'll be flexible with that.
- This adds 5 more weeks of transactions.
- All previous transaction weeks have been renumbered by 5. Week -11 is now Week -16, and so on.
- The deadline just passed on 5/17 is now Week -6 (I'm working on those transactions tonight)
- The next deadline on 5/31 is now Week -5
- The schedule for the regular season will be determined once we know when MLB will start and how many games will be played.
- If Opening Day is stretched out past July 4, we'll adjust deadlines accordingly with more time in between them - my hope is to not have to renumber again. If there is no baseball in 2020, then we'll figure out what comes next.
- See the updated schedule of transaction deadlines
- So, what happens in BWB for salaries in 2021 and for
- At this point, any major decision/change will have to
wait to see what MLB will do - but for 2021 salaries:
- If MLB plays some sort of schedule in 2020, we'll probably adjust the salary formulas to extrapolate the reduced stats to be equivalent to 162 games. Most of the components of the salary formula are based on raw stats - the number of games, plate appearances, innings pitched, hits, etc. - There's one 1 or 2 components that are average-based.
- If MLB doesn't play at all in 2020, this is still TBD, but my general feel is that 2021 salaries will then be exactly the same as 2020 salaries
- How about multi-year contracts?
- Much like in MLB, if a contract expires in 2020, it's done. We're not going to extend any expirations for contracts.
- At this point, any major decision/change will have to wait to see what MLB will do - but for 2021 salaries:
- Meanwhile, with at least a glimmer of hope that there will
be a partial MLB season to be played in 2020, we're looking to
fill up 2 more new leagues:
- British Invasion League is a league drafting via the list format - we need to fill 4 more teams
- Mile High Leauge will use live drafting - we need to fill 5 more teams there
- See our list of new leagues for 2020 for more information along with links to sign up to take the teams.
- Or, we still have a number of orphan teams available who need good new owners ready to take them over and build them back to playoff contenders.
Did You Know? You have until the end of July to submit contract extensions