Note: A trade is void if a club can not attain a 50-man roster if 40-player cuts were made.
COMMENTARY: The BVL has been violating its rule book during the 10-round draft: not every club had cut to 40 players -- as required. Returning to 15 rounds will (a) solve this problem and (b) give clubs added roster flexibility.
Last Edit: Mar 1, 2019 22:57:40 GMT -5 by churchfoys
Here is the consequence if we don't return to a draft where there are more rounds than 10:
1. No trade where the number of draft picks involved don't match in amount AND year will be valid. Why? Because if you have to cut to 40, and then only have 10 draft picks, you have no future surplus to trade. because your team needs 10 picks to get back to the required 50 players post-draft.
2. It sets up a situation this year where teams which have already gotten the value from their draft picks by including them in trades now don't have enough picks this year to reach 50 players. If you give them extra picks this year to compensate, you have given them additional value that the teams which remained within the rules don't receive. The only way to avoid that is to also give the other teams supplemental picks, in effect creating a draft with a greater number of rounds than now.
3. One team has played the Fun Card, stating that adherence to the new "cut to 40, draft to 50" format has materially reduced his enjoyment of the draft and the season, as the shortened draft, combined with the trend of reliever heavy rosters, has made the draft largely a parade of relievers who managed to string together 40 good innings in a year, and that, in relation to "real" baseball, draft value of relievers is grossly inflated. Although I am the team that played the Fun Card here, I have always respected it when it was pulled out.