|MLB FRANCHISE LEAGUE|
The MLB Franchise League (MLBFL) will conduct Season 3 at Fantrax and will be sponsored by Webpage Creations with their own league webpage on the Internet for years to come. The MLBFL is a 16-team, 4-division, 10 keeper player franchise name league where team owners select available MLB franchise name team with selecting 10 players from that franchise team locked 3 days before the live draft. All players not selected keeper players are entered into the player pool for the draft. The league 'Golden Rule' for the season states that all team owners must have a minimum of 10 players (active, reserve, InjRes) of their MLB franchise team on roster at all times.
The MLBFL live draft is scheduled for Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm (est) with draft order the result of 2016 league standings regular season with tie breakers and each team selecting 14 players to fill their roster of 24 total players.
The MLBFL season schedule has each team playing 4 sets of divisional round robin matchups (12 games) during Game period 2-4, 8-10, 14-16 & 21-23 and a total of 11 outer divisional matchups during game period 1, 5-7, 11-13 & 17-20 in playing 1-game against 11 of 12 outer divisional opponents.
The MLBFL playoffs consist of 2 brackets with the top 8 seeded teams playing for the MLBFL Championship and the bottom 8 teams playing for the MLBFL Bottom Tier Championship.
The only change in 2017 with scoring is with the Pitchers where each hit given up by pitchers will be -1 fp. This shall equalize team fp in Hitting & Pitching. As for pitching minimum each game period innings pitched from 30 to 16 and RP appearances has dropped from 3 to 2.
|By Thecliff Chamber
Posted Jan 24, 2017 - 3:56 pm et