Commissioner Rube Furrow, who's been experiencing address book problems since getting his new computer, has asked me to notify SLPL owners of a recent change in our DL Trade rules.
First, a Little Background...
An unnamed player on several SLPL owners' rosters recently got injured and will be "out for season." However, because we're in the last week of the season, the MLB team does not have to put him on a Disabled List. Given the way the SLPL's current trade rules are stated, an SLPL owner cannot trade a player that's not on the DL list.
Second, the Ruling...
Rube -- after lengthy deliberations with the player's union, owner's committee, and several cases of Tecate cerveza -- has generously decided to amend our trade rules (yes, for the second time this season!) to allow SLPL owners with DL trades available to use a DL trade to dump a player that is "Out for Season." The cost to the owner for this transaction will be the equivalent of a 60-DL trade, $10. The DL trade rules now read thusly:
Third, the Implications...
If this unnamed player -- or any other player that's "out for season" -- is on your roster, you can now dump the dog and get yourself a player that's going to the playoffs. The payout to keep in mind is the "Playoff Champ" payout:
Join me in thanking Rube for this most-benevolent ruling. Oh, and speaking of benevolence, send your trade fees ASAP to:
Good luck for the remainder of the season and the playoffs!
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