Five man rotations with an "unrostered" sixth starter. The sixth starter only needs to have a starting grade to qualify as sixth starter.
Position players and relievers are allowed as many games played as they had in real life. Players are limited to 150% of their plate appearances, steal attempts, and innings pitched from "real life". Additionally, pitchers are limited to 150% of their starts. This means a pitcher needs at least 21 "RL" starts to be eligible for a team's rotation. This 150% rule also applies to 6th starters. If a sixth starter runs out of Games or IP, a new sixth starter selected from the free agent pool can replace him on the roster. Also, players are limited to their games in center field to the same number of games they played in "RL".
Relievers can pitch 2 innings a game, up to 3 if any amount past 2 is in extra innings. The order of your rotation may not be changed for any reason other than injury.
Once a ballclup clinches a playoff spot, a manager may pick up one free agent starter to sit his regular starters.
Draft order is always determined by random draw, using a set of cards, with a number of cards equal to the number of managers in the draft. Odd number rounds follow the determined order, even number rounds are reversed (for a "serpentine" effect). The 27th round is re-ordered randomly.
Division makeup is also determined immediately after draw for order, although the specific division setup will vary from season to season, depending on the number of participants.
The categories which are normally covered under the "150% rule" (PA, IP, Steal Attempts, etc.), are limited to 100% for players acquired as free agents. Each team wishing to participate in the draft must send his drops before the draft to the commissioner. After all drops are submitted, they are announced to the league. The draft then starts in inverse order of record. Tie breakers for FA draft seeding:
Only franchises that released players may make picks. Teams may pass on their turn and delay their selection to the next round.
There have been exceptions in extreme circumstances, such as both your catchers getting injured. These are handled on a case-by-case basis with approval from other league members.
Note: To clarify tie-breakers, if Team A and Team B each win their respective divisions and have the same record, the above tie-breaker list is used to determine seeding. If Team C and Team D tie for their division title and the wild card, they will play a one-game playoff to determine the division winner and wild card.
One game playoffs will occur on the day after game 162, or day 163. Playoff series begin on day 164. Starting pitchers need 3 days of rest from their last start to start a playoff game. For example, if a pitcher started game 160, he would be eligible to start the first game of the playoffs after resting days 161, 162, 163. There are no days off during playoff series. The World Series begins after one day off following the longest-running semi-finals series. For example, one semi-final runs 4 games, with the final game being on day 167. The other series runs 6 games, with the final game being on day 169. This means 170 is a day off, and day 171 is the first day of the World Series.
Gold Gloves and Silver Sluggers are selected by a special panel, on nothing more than reputation/gut feeling.