|THE CATS LEAGUE X10|
The Cats League X10 (CLX10) begins their 6th season sponsored by Webpage Creations with their own league webpage on the Internet for years to come.
The Cats League X10 began in 2010 at fantrax with a shaky beginning before surviving with 12 team active owners in 2 divisions and with 4 top teams making the initial league playoffs. Wildcats (25-1) with team owner Patrick Dettmer won the first league championship with a great season in losing only one game.
In 2011 and with a few changes in scoring and a switch of playoff format to 6 teams with divisional winners receiving a bye game in playoffs the Cats League X10 concluded with Diamond Dogs and team owner Bob Strickland winning the title. In 2012 the Cats League X10 again changed the playoff format from 6 to 8 teams for the purpose of keeping all league team owners active. Immortal Sins with team owner Jeff Maybee became champions overcoming long odds and finishing at 16-10. In 2013 the Cats League X10 had their 4th straight different winner as Tequila Cats10 with team owner Cliff Wollum became champions. In 2014 Wildcats with team owner Patrick Dettmer won their 2nd crown as league champions.
The regular season consists of 23 games including Game 1 of 8-days and the short Game 16 All-Star week of 3-days. The playoffs will last the final 3-weeks with 8-teams to make the run for championship.
The league live draft is scheduled for Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 9 p.m. EST and will consist 18 rounds to fill the roster of 24 players an increase from 4 to 6 keeper players.
Changes in scoring for 2015 include in pitching innings pitched increased from 1 fp to 3 fp; earned runs allowed increased from -1 fp to -2 fp; Blown Saves from -2 fp to -3 fp; Wins & Saves dropped from 10 fp to 6 fp; addition of Hits allowed -1 fp, No-hitters 5 fp, Quality starts 2 fp and Holds 4 fp. In hitting additions Grand Slam 2 fp, Game winning RBI 2 fp and Ground into double play -1 fp and deleted errors -1 fp.
Another change involves roster adding 1 RP (relief pitcher) and decreasing the bench from 8 to 7 players with a maximum 104 transaction for season.
In further researching options without making the league premium ($$) the league has decided to allow trading of players (no draft picks) before the live draft for the added interest of league team owners. The trading rules apply.
By Thecliff Chamber
Posted Feb 14, 2015 - 6:16 am et