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Changes Effective Season 10/11 Off-Season
« on: September 28, 2018, 02:45:42 PM »
EXCLUSIVE FRANCHISE TAG
Added for the S10-S11 Off-season, Teams will have a new option for retaining their most important player(s), these are the rules for the new Exclusive Tag
- Players tagged with the Exclusive Franchise Tag are unable to sign with another franchise.
- Players signing the Exclusive Tag are guaranteed a one year salary equivalent to the average of the top three salaries at that player's position or a 40% Increase over the players previous salary (whichever is greater).
- An organization using the Exclusive tag is only allowed to use such a tag one ever three-seasons.
- A player tagged (and signed) to the Exclusive Tag is ineligible to be tagged by the same franchise again in the future.
- A player tagged with the Exclusive Franchise Tag, will also be paid a minimum of 20% his new salary in Signing Bonus.


GUARANTEED CONTRACTS
- Guaranteed contracts are now the only "clause" contracts available to GMs and Players for negotiations. 
- A Fully Guaranteed Contract insures a player can not be traded, amnestied, or released without his expressed permission to waive the clause.
- A Fully Guaranteed contract means that any termination of the player will still cost the team the full salary over the life of the contract.
- Some players under current/voided No Trade/No Amnesty deals may request new Guaranteed contracts.


NO AMNESTIED CLAUSE
- All "No Amnesty" clauses are voided from current contracts


NO TRADE CLAUSE
- All "No Trade" clauses are voided from current contracts


PR
- PR in contracts will no longer be used as traditional PR.  More on this below.
- Current PR will be converted to Signing Bonus money, money given directly to the player that does not count against the salary cap.
- From now on when locking in to end your off-season, a GM must spend money on 2 offensive players, 2 defensive players, and 2 additional players of their choice to promote with traditional styled PR (Commercials, Promotional stuff, or other ideas)


SIGNING BONUS / BONUS POOL
- The old PR budget is now Bonus Pool Money.  This pool is still set at a standard cap with room to increase based on owner goals, sponsorship deals, trades etc.
- At no time can a signing bonus be equal or greater than 50% of the current season's salary for a player. (No offering $1MM salary, $10MM signing bonus)
- Players with a signing bonus are still ineligible to play in the minor leagues.
- More to come on this later (if needed)


SCOUTING DIRECTOR ROLE
- Your scouting director's title will now change to Minor League Head Coach.
- Nothing really changes here outside of the title.  Consider all scouting reports done by your Scout Team, which is based on your Minor League head coach.
- In seasons to come, I will work to expand this role and the value that comes with it.


FINANCIAL CHECK INS
    - You will be told your current available salary and PR at:
    • The Start of the Off-season
    • The Start of Unrestricted Free Agency
    • On Your Team Sheet to Start Pre-Season
    • At Mid-season or Trade Deadline Week
    Any other inquiries about your Cap Space and/or your Bonus Pool Space will be subject to a "league clarification fee" which will cost 500K from your Bonus Pool Money as your Secretary will be requesting the information from the league office to "verify."

    If you have any dispute about the totals given to you, you may discuss it in thread or via PM (which will freeze your thread until it is resolved) at no charge, but in order to do so, you will need to provide me with your sheet/math so I can see where you are wrong or if I had made a mistake.  ...if you don't keep up with your own finances, I am not going to be doing all of the ground work to help you resolve a dispute.   ...In the end, MY WORD is final, period.


TRADING WITH THE AAF/XFL
- The deadline to make any deals with the AAF/XFL will now run concurrent with the league's standard trading deadline.
- No player traded to the AAF/XFL can be brought back to the league via trade (or free agency) until the following off-season.
- Financial gains from the AAF/XFL teams may not exceed $1MM in Bonus Pool Money.
- Financial gains traded to AAF/XFL teams may not exceed $10MM in Bonus Pool Money.

INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS AND FREE AGENCY
- At No time may you ever trade for players from any of the International Teams / World Cup Circuit Teams.
- For a player to join the HIFL from any international team (outside of Team USA) that player is subject to the International Posting System.
- The International Posting System is a bidding system where GM's will place secret bids (via PM).  The highest bidding team will be granted the exclusive negotiation rights with that player.  If a deal cannot be struck, the player can elect to remain on his International Club and the team will be refunded their bid.  In this instance, the player will not be eligible to return to the HIFL via posting until the following off-season.
- Players from Team USA can enter free agency via normal means during the off-season, but not mid-season.[/list]
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GM Kirk [21|May 12:29 AM]:   When trade fever hits, math is the first casualty.

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Re: Changes Effective Season 10/11 Off-Season
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2018, 02:50:32 PM »
ALSO ADDED  --  Franchise and Exclusive Tagged Players can only sign a long term deal PRIOR to the start of UFA, after the start of UFA, the player must play out the 1-year deal and can not negotiate until ERFA of the following season at the earliest.
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Re: Changes Effective Season 10/11 Off-Season
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 05:07:27 PM »
CLARIFICATION POST: 

To promote your six required players in the PR department, remember you must have the required money to pay for such promotions.

Its your choice on how much to spend on each player, but the minimum is $250K per player promoted, meaning you MUST have a minimum of 1.5MM in Bonus Money available to be spent on your LOCK IN post (league office the spending after you post your lock in post).

because of this, I will be adding a slight bump to the bonus pool, stand by for that information.
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GM Kirk [21|May 12:29 AM]:   When trade fever hits, math is the first casualty.