Welcome Guest - Login

Contract Extensions

Rules for Contract Extensions

Any player may be resigned for an additional season (or more) in order to lock in a lower salary rate.

  • All contract extensions must be completed by Week 17 (see season deadlines for actual date).
  • Funds are deducted immediately, so the team must be able to pay the salary.  This salary will not be deducted again in the following season(s).
  • Once you pay the full contract amount, you will never get any of that cash back, despite what happens to the player in the future.
  • A player may be signed for 2020 at his exact salary rate for 2019, with a minimum of $500,000.
  • A player may be signed for 2021 and beyond. The salary for each year beyond 2020 will be calculated with a 33% raise, given the following minimums:

Player signed for: Cost: Minimum Salary Minimum Contract Total
2020 2019 Salary $500,000 $500,000
2021 2020 + 33% $1,750,000 $2,250,000
2022 2021 + 33% $3,250,000 $5,500,000
2023 2022 + 33% $4,000,000 $9,500,000
2024 2023 + 33% $6,000,000 $15,500,000


Contract Extension Form

Rules - Multiyear Contracts

  • 2015 Changes:
    • Contract minimum salaries were increased for Years 1-3
    • A new contract "maximum" - any season's maximum amount is 9 million BW Bucks (9000)
  • Contract extensions are always executed last in any transaction week
  • If a team attempts to sign a player for multiple years and cannot afford them, BWB will extend the contract for as long as funds allow.
  • If the player is involved in a trade during the life of the contract, the receiving team inherits the contract and does not need to pay any of the salary.  The giving team will not receive a rebate of any portion of the future salary.  However, salary costs/rebates for the current season will apply.
  • If a player is released who was signed to a contract in a previous season, there is no rebate.  If that player returns to the free agent pool, it is at the current season's published salary.
  Read and Release at
  • If a player is released in the same season as the contract signing, there is no rebate of future salary, but the current season rebate, if applicable, will apply.
  • Players may be placed in the minor leagues if their published salary (not signed salary) for that season meets league guidelines.
  • Players on multiyear contracts may never be left unprotected in expansion, redistribution, or other off-season draft.
  • This is a salary cap move, not a method to keep players for next season.
New Page 1

Contract Extension Analysis

Rules - Contract Extensions

Blog Entries - Hints, Tips, etc. - about contract extensions

Successful Contract Extensions
Contract Extensions that Didn't Pay Off
  DEAL of the WEEK! Check out all of this week

Home Email BWB Results Current Standings Roster Information
Change Personal Information Logout Password Maintenance
Benchwarmer Baseball Privacy Policy
Rate This Site at Skilton's Baseball Links
Statistics and Box Score Data: Content Copyright 2015, The Sports Network. Distributed by XML Team Solutions.
Site designed and maintained by Benchwarmer Fantasy Sports
Tracking where your money goes - Where's George?