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Benchwarmer News Archive - 2004

Some of the news from 2004


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  • Some updates to Rule Changes for the 2005 Season - Make sure you check out the change from "spot starters" to "spot pitchers" (and it's not just terminology) and the institution of an off-season salary rebate.


  • Rosters now display 2005 positions and Preliminary 2005 salaries (some players will be getting additional bonuses added on to their salaries - in the coming week).
  • Cash balances are updated for salary cap distribution and post-season placement.
  • Salary cap for 2005 = 46146 (in thousands).  2004 cap was 47210.  There were some adjustments in the salary formula this year to reduce pitcher salaries - particularly closers.
  • Each team gets the same amount of cash - enough to get the team with the lowest balance up to the cap number.
    • Hall of Fame League - Distribution = 45092
    • Beatleball - Distribution = 45354
    • All new leagues get 47 million (cap rounded up).


  • Final Minor League results - Brewster and Angleton win titles.


  • Playoffs - Congratulations to League Champions:
    • D-Town Demolishers
    • Gorilla Biscuits
  • D-Town will play against Gorilla next week to crown an overall BWB champion.


  • Just announced - the 2004 BWB Players of the Year - access the list from your league's home page


  • The Beatleball All Star Series is in the books.  The Martin Conference wins 2 games to 1.  See the league home page for more details.


  • Congratulations in Beatleball to Carlisle - setting a new BWB record with 17 straight wins.


  • The Hall of Fame League All Star Series is complete.  For the first time, the Johnson Conference is victorious.  See the league home page for more details.



  • Now available!! - The BWB Power Index - how does your team rank?

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