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Transaction Deadlines - 2014

And Weekly BWB Schedule

Dates are for roster changes and lineup changes.

Players signed in one week are not available for lineups until the following week.

Players cut in one week may still be used in that week's lineups.

Traded players change teams the following week - just like with signings and cuts.

All transactions due by Noon Eastern Time on listed dates.

 

New leagues will fit into this schedule after all phases of their drafts are complete.

 

Major League Games: These are the MLB games used for collecting batters' stats for the fantasy games that week.

Signing Pct: The amount of the player's salary you need to pay to sign him.

Cut Pct: The amount of salary rebate you receive for cutting players (no rebates to players under contract or with salaries 200 or lower).

Trade Pct: The signing/cut percentages for players in trades (continues to pro-rate all season).

 

Special 2014 Scheduling Note:

Benchwarmer Baseball is still a 1-person operation and since 2000 I've tried as hard as possible to schedule my vacation time around the MLB season including delaying major trips until November and to maintain Internet access while on other vacations.  My current plans include a trip to Europe (Greece) in the fall of 2014 and this will affect the completion of the BWB schedule:

  • I do not expect to take my computer along - I will not be making updates while away. I think it's safe to say I would no longer be in a relationship if I tried to do any work.
  • Dates are not yet set, but my intention is to leave a few days after the Week 25 transaction deadline, so that I can process any Week 25 cuts and IR moves as you set your playoff rosters. This will also get your rosters set before the final week of the BWB regular season.
  • We may get through all of the Week 24 games - then about a 2-week break - then I'll pick up the last week of the season and wind up around mid-October with playoffs to follow.  The 2014 Benchwarmer Bash will extend into November.
  • Other than the break in between games and the wait for you to see the completion of the season, this should have no effect on game play - you'll still be setting your Week 25 lineups before the MLB games will be played.  You'll set your playoff lineups after the regular MLB season is over, but that's no different than in typical years.
  • If you're playing BWB in 2014, you are now forewarned of this schedule and agree to the delay of the season completion.

Original note posted November 9, 2013.  Last updated 11/9/2013

Dates to keep in mind:

Week Zero Transactions - Monday, 3/31/14 - Noon 7 PM EDT

  • All returning leagues - Teams cash balances over 5 million will be cut down to that 5 million bucks value after this week. (New leagues for 2014 are not subject to this).
  • All leagues get an extra 2 million in cash after this week. (Teams over 5 million will be cut down to 5, then get the additional cash).  In a bit of a loophole, if you're on the other end of the cash spectrum and running out of money, BWB actually counts that extra 2 million toward your Week Zero signings.
  • This is the deadline to have a complete roster - you must be able to fill all 26 required roster slots and all field positions by this date.  (What happens if you don't?)

Week 1 Lineups - BWB Opening Day - Due Sun 4/6/14  (What happens if you don't set it?)

Deadline to receive a rebate for a cut player - Week 15: 7/11/14

Deadline for Contract Extensions - Week 18: 7/31/14

Trading Deadline - Week 22: 8/27/14

Final Free Agent Signings - Week 24: 9/10/14  (Only cuts and IR moves allowed in Week 25)

Playoff Lineups - 10/18/14 (estimated)

 

Thinking ahead to 2014 (subject to change):

Winter Trading Periods - Deadlines 12/6/14 and 12/27/14

Carryover Decisions: due Sunday, 1/11/15

Redistribution Draft Choices: due Sunday, 2/1/15

 

 
Week Deadline Fantasy Games Major League Games Transactions? Contract Extensions? Signing Pct Cut Pct Trade Pct
-8 Sun, 01/26/2014
N/A N/A Carryover Choices Due No 100% N/A N/A
-7 Sun, 02/09/2014
N/A N/A Redistribution Draft Choices
Clear out Retired players
No N/A N/A N/A
-6 Sun, 02/16/2014
N/A N/A Redistribution Draft Posted No 100% N/A N/A
-5 Sun, 02/23/2014
N/A N/A Yes No 100% 50% 100%
-4 Sun, 03/02/2014
N/A N/A Yes Yes 100% 50% 100%
-3 Sun, 03/09/2014
N/A N/A Yes Yes 100% 50% 100%
-2 Sun, 03/16/2014
N/A N/A Yes Yes 100% 50% 100%
-1 Sun, 03/23/2014
N/A N/A Yes Yes 100% 50% 100%
0 Mon, 03/31/2014
N/A N/A Yes Yes 100% 80% 100%
1 Sun, 04/06/2014
1 - 6 6 - 11 Yes Yes 96% 80% 96%
2 Sun, 04/13/2014
7 - 12 12 - 17 Yes Yes 92% 80% 92%
3 Sun, 04/20/2014
13 - 18 18 - 23 Yes Yes 88% 80% 88%
4 Sun, 04/27/2014
19 - 24 24 - 29 Yes Yes 84% 80% 84%
5 Sun, 05/04/2014
25 - 30 30 - 35 Yes Yes 80% 80% 80%
6 Sat, 05/10/2014
31 - 36 36 - 41 Yes Yes 76% 76% 76%
7 Sat, 05/17/2014
37 - 42 42 - 47 Yes Yes 72% 72% 72%
8 Sat, 05/24/2014
43 - 48 48 - 53 Yes Yes 68% 68% 68%
9 Sat, 05/31/2014
49 - 54 54 - 59 Yes Yes 64% 64% 64%
10 Sat, 06/07/2014
55 - 60 60 - 65 Yes Yes 60% 60% 60%
11 Fri, 06/13/2014
61 - 66 66 - 71 Yes Yes 56% 56% 56%
12 Fri, 06/20/2014
67 - 72 72 - 77 Yes Yes 52% 52% 52%
13 Fri, 06/27/2014
73 - 78 78 - 83 Yes Yes 48% 48% 48%
14 Fri, 07/04/2014
79 - 84 84 - 89 Yes Yes 44% 44% 44%
15 Fri, 07/11/2014
85 - 90 90 - 95 Yes - Final Week for Salary Rebates Yes 40% 40% 40%
16 Thur, 07/17/2014
91 - 96 96 - 101 Yes Yes 40% 0% 36%
17 Thur, 07/24/2014
97 - 102 102 - 107 Yes Yes 40% 0% 32%
18 Thur, 07/31/2014
103 - 108 108 - 113 Yes Yes 40% 0% 28%
19 Thur, 08/07/2014
109 - 114 114 - 119 Yes No 40% 0% 24%
20 Thur, 08/14/2014
115 - 120 120 - 125 Yes No 40% 0% 20%
21 Wed, 08/20/2014
121 - 126 126 - 131 Yes No 40% 0% 16%
22 Wed, 08/27/2014
127 - 132 132 - 137 Yes - Final Trade Deadline No 40% 0% 12%
23 Wed, 09/03/2014
133 - 138 138 - 143 Yes - No Trades No 40% 0% 0%
24 Wed, 09/10/2014
139 - 144 144 - 149 Yes - No Trades No 40% 0% 0%
25 Wed, 09/17/2014
145 - 150 150 - 155 Cuts and IR Moves Only No N/A N/A N/A
26 Sat, 10/18/2014
Playoffs - First Week N/A No No N/A
N/A N/A
27 Tue, 10/28/2014
Playoffs - Second Week N/A No No N/A N/A
N/A
28 Sat, 11/08/2014
Playoffs - Bash N/A No No N/A
N/A
N/A
29 Sat, 12/06/2014
N/A N/A Trades Only No N/A
N/A
0%
30 Sat, 12/27/2014
N/A N/A Trades Only No N/A
N/A
0%
-9 Sun, 1/18/2015 N/A N/A Roster Carryover Decisions Due No N/A
N/A
0%
 
 
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