BBFL - Rule Change Proposals

Monday, January 05 2004 @ 10:37 AM EST

Contributed by: Pepper Moffatt

As commish of the BBFL, I don't want to be too dictatorial. However I've decided to impose a little structure to this off-season, so we can get the ball rolling.

Here's the 2004 Winter Meeting Schedule for the BBFL

Jan. 5 - Feb. 10 Rules are proposed
Feb. 11 - Feb. 13 Rules are voted on
Feb. 14 - Feb. 28 Off-Season Trade Window
Mar. 1 - Last Day For Team Name Changes
Mar. 1 - Mar. 4 Teams Announce Keepers for Upcoming Season

Today is the first day for Rule Change Proposals. Here's how the process will work:

Proposals will not necessarily be of the Yes/No variety, and as such there can be more than two options to any proposal. Any proposition that has more than two options will be voted on via the Borda Count Method where each voter will rank the options from most favored to least favored. I can explain this part in more detail if this is confusing.

At 11:59PM EST Feb. 10 the proposal period will come to a close. Then the 20 current owners will cast secret ballots on the proposals. You must have your ballot in by 11:59PM EST Feb. 13 for your ballot to count.

Here are the current propositions. I'll update the list whenever a change is seconded.

To make the discussion clearer, I've named the existing group of teams the Alomar Division and the group of expansion hopefuls the Barfield Division. Division A and Division B. Easy to remember. Please use those names when discussing any rule proposals.


Proposition 201: Rule Changes be limited to the Off-Season Rule Change Period
(a) yes
(b) no

Proposition 202: 2004-2005 Off-Season Time Line
(a) Use Current Moffatt Schedule Next Off-Season
(b) Discuss at Beginning of Next Off-Season

Proposition 203: Add a Second Twenty Team Division (the Barfield Division) to the BBFL
(a) Yes
(b) No
[Note: We already have 21 people on the waiting list for teams. If you'd like to be added to the waiting list, please e-mail me at]

Proposition 204: If Proposition 203 Passes, How Many Teams Relegated Each Year
(a) 0
(b) 3
(c) 4
(d) 5

Proposition 205: If Propositions 203 and 204 Pass, What Order Used to Swap Teams
(a) Worst Alomar Finisher Assigned Best Barfield Team (and so on)
(b) Worst Alomar Finisher Assigned Worst Promoted Barfield Team (and so on)
(c) Random Assignment
(d) Barfield Team Chooses Alomar Team to Take Over
(e) Rosters of Relegated and Promoted Teams Drafted at Season's End

Proposition 206: Switch to Yahoo Premium with a Cost of $7 Per Team
(a) Yes
(b) No

Proposition 207: If Proposition 203 Passes, Will Barfield Division Be a Keeper League?
(a) Yes
(b) No

Proposition 208: Adopt names Alomar Division and Barfield Division (if nec) permanently:
(a) Yes
(b) No

That's it for now. Any more propositions?