ENROLLMENTS ARE OPEN!
Smell the grass from fantasy fields, scour the draft lists for prized picks, play for cash prizes and get ready for another fun-filled season of the longest-running fantasy baseball game on the Internet.
Enrollments for BBM 2012
are now open with CASH Prizes
for League Champions! See details below.
BBM ON FACEBOOK
: We are excited to offer for the first time, for FREE, Lightning BBM on Facebook
. Play our 54-game Lightning season on Facebook with your friends as we expand our reach to millions of baseball fans on the number one social network.
For the first time in BBM history, managers will play for CASH prizes.
BBM is offering tiered enrollment fees with CASH prizes as follows:
(League Champion wins a Free Game
(League Champion wins $575
Ultimate Double Diamond
(League Champion wins $1,200
play against BBM's best manager in The Pinetar Experience Progression league ladder system (League Champion wins a Free Game
(First two-years - League Champion wins a Free Game
(Play for Fun)
(League Champion wins a Free Game
(League Champion wins $80
Express Double Platinum
(League Champion wins $200
FREE on Facebook. Please tell your family and friends to try the FREE 54-game version of BBM on Facebook! No need to enroll in BBM to play on Facebook - you're one click away from a FREE BBM season on Facebook.
There is still time to renew your Keeper league team. To renew, please visit your Member Home page. If you want to take over a Keeper in another league, please email me the current owner's BBM login email and your BBM login email and we will transfer the team.
BBM 2012 GAME CHANGES
The maximum Relief Pitcher salary will be reduced from $5 million to $2.5 million, with the salary differential being reduced from $200K to $100K. If all 10 teams ranked a reliever at No. 1 on their RP draft list then that reliever's maximum salary will be $2.5 million. The No. 2 reliever's maximum salary will be $2.4 million, and so forth.
The number of Relief Pitchers drafted will increase from 5 to 6 and the number of Catchers drafted will decrease from 3 to 2. The 6th Starting Pitcher, the 6th Outfielder and the 6th Relief Pitcher drafted will be automatically assigned to the minors.
These changes were made because managers often said there were too many valuable $100,000 Relievers available after the draft and it made no sense to overpay for relievers during the draft. Many teams intentionally set their RP draft salary cap low, often resulting in only 4 Relievers drafted.
Elimination of Home Run Minimum Rule
Managers have asked us to eliminate the Home Run Minimum rule. It gave special treatment to Home Runs, it caused them to be double counted and it lacked logic in that it over rode the Game Resolution Formula. We have eliminated the Home Run Minimum Rule in an effort to make Game Resolution more realistic.
Home Field Advantage will only be used for Tie Breakers
Previously, tiebreakers were too arbitrary and home field had no advantage in the Game Resolution Formula. Under the new rule, for leagues that don't use a stadium factor, if the raw score is 0.25 or less, the home team will win. For teams that use a stadium factor, the existing tiebreaker logic remains the same.
We made these changes based on managers' request in an effort to make BBM better.
All the best,
Commissioner Richard Pagliaro