The Official LTBNL FAQ

  • How many guys can I freeze?
  • How [and when] do I submit my list?
  • What else does the League Office need to know?
  • How do I know if my guy is a rookie?
  • What happens if I freeze a guy, and then he winds up in the minors or on the Disabled List?
  • How long do I have to make a trade?

How many guys can I freeze?

 

You can freeze up to 15 players from your active and reserve rosters, plus up to three extra reserve players who qualify as rookies and have never appeared on an active LTBNL roster.

How [and when] do I submit my list?

By NOON on Wednesday, March 21. Updated rosters will be posted on the OnRoto site shortly thereafter.  Email or call the League Office, or send a message through OnRoto.

What else does the League Office need to know?

 

You must inform the League Office specifically of any long-terms signings and/or rookie reserve list renewals when you submit your Freeze List. Please also plan to advise the League Office how much money you think you will have left to spend at the Auction ($260 minus the total of your freezes). For reserve renewals, please be sure to advise the League Office which Reserve List pick(s) you wish to forego (i.e., the 9th round pick, or an earlier one).

How do I know if my guy is a rookie?

 

Here is the rule regarding rookie eligibility: A player is a rookie unless, during a previous season or seasons, he has (a) exceeded 130 AB or 50 IP in the majors; or (b) accumulated more than 45 days on the active roster of a major league club or clubs during the period of a 25-player limit. Also remember that you can’t renew a player as a reserve list guy if he has ever been on the active roster of an LTBNL team.

What happens if I freeze a guy, and then he winds up in the minors or on the Disabled List?

 

The answer to this question is most easily summed up as follows: If your player is sent to the minors, that's good. If he goes on the DL, that's bad.

The Official Rule is found in Article 21.4 in our Constitution, and reads as follows. “Salaries of players frozen on [March 21] who are not on 25-man major league rosters count against the limit of 9 players on Draft Day reserve rosters, and the salaries they carry must be paid into the league treasury on Draft Day.”  So, if your frozen player gets sent to the minors between the time you freeze him and the Draft starts, he’s not on a 25-man major league roster, and you can place him on your reserve roster (forfeiting the accompanying Reserve draft pick) and his salary does not count against your $260 limit. But, if your guy gets placed on a major league disabled list, he is on a 25-man major league roster, and you must keep him on your active roster. You don’t get your money back, and you cannot replace him on your active roster until the conclusion of Draft Day festivities.

How long do I have to make a trade?

 

Trades can be made at will up until noon on the Friday before the Auction.

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