BBFL - Rule Change Voting

Friday, February 13 2004 @ 05:08 AM EST

Contributed by: Pepper Moffatt

I somehow got the dates mixed up, and thought that the voting was to start on the 15th of February. It turns out it was supposed to end on the 15th of February. Mea culpa. So I've changed the dates of voting from February 16th to the 18th, to give us a few more days to discuss possible rule changes. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Voting Period Has Started - Current Owners Get Your Ballots in ASAP!

I don't think I've missed any of the propositions, but if I have please let me know, and I'll add them. From our old thread, here's the rule change propositions we'll be voting on.


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 (where pass is implied to mean 0 not chosen), 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

Proposition 209: If Proposition 203 Passes and 204 Passes, should the bottom "X" teams of the Barfield division be relegated, where "X" is determined by Proposition 204.
(a) Bottom X Barfield teams be relegated to the Carter Division if it is created. If Carter Division is not created, teams not relegated.
(b) Bottom X Barfield teams be relegated to the Carter Division if it is created. If Carter Division is not created, owners of these teams replaced by people on the waiting list.
(c) Bottom X Barfield teams not relegated

Proposition 210: The draft be held at 9:00PM EST to accomodate players from the West Coast, and that we attempt to get a date around the 1st of April.
(a) Yes
(b) No

Proposition 211: If Propositions 203 and 204 Pass, how should standings for relegation purposes be determined?
(a) By order of regular season finish
(b) By order of playoff finish

As a final note, if you've sent me an e-mail about the BBFL and I never responded, please send again to I have a rather over-active spam filter, so notes do get lost from time to time.