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Unequal numbers of Players for a Majors game - Penalty?


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#21 RB56

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 01:26 PM

When needing pool players, our league reaches down to a lower division for replacements.
At the Majors AA level (drafted league for 11/12 year olds), the Player Agent would reach down to the Majors A level (assigned league for 11/12 year olds) or down to the Supreme AA level (drafted league for 9/10 year olds).
We do not pull from within a division.

Rule Book is clear on Page 43 that the pool of players is for teams that "face a shortage of rostered players for a regular season game within their respective division." Goes on to say, "the league's player agent will use the pool to assign players within their respective division to teams that are short of players on a rotating basis."

Our league skips the "within their respective division" aspect, but does not permit pool players in the playoffs since this section only applies to "a regular season game." Usual reasoning . . . we've always done it that way.

Any other leagues reach down to a lower division for replacements?

#22 Lou Barbieri

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 01:53 PM

We follow the rulebook.
Pool Players come from within their respective division.

Calling up a minor player to play as a Pool Player for a major team:
"Houston, we have a problem!"

#23 amutz

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 03:13 PM

Our league also reaches into lower division for pool play replacement during regular season.
I am not a big fan personally but it has worked 'OK' it seems.
I've noted the rulebook issue and been told that the DA is the one who suggested this.

#24 Lou Barbieri

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 07:41 PM

DAs are not infallable, contrary to popular belief they are wrong sometimes! B)

The rulebook is pretty clear, it says from within their respective division.
Why is that so hard to understand/follow?

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LL has stated, on multiple occasions, that if a minor division player plays in a game for a major (LL) team, he/she becomes a member of that major team and can no longer play in minors.
That's the major problem with using Pool Players from a lower division.
Of course, if you don't follow the Pool Play Regulation in the first place I would guess you let the Pool Players go back to their teams in the lower divisions.
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#25 Jamief

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 07:22 PM

DAs are not infallable, contrary to popular belief they are wrong sometimes! B)

The rulebook is pretty clear, it says from within their respective division.
Why is that so hard to understand/follow?

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LL has stated, on multiple occasions, that if a minor division player plays in a game for a major (LL) team, he/she becomes a member of that major team and can no longer play in minors.
That's the major problem with using Pool Players from a lower division.
Of course, if you don't follow the Pool Play Regulation in the first place I would guess you let the Pool Players go back to their teams in the lower divisions.

We have always asked and always been granted a Waiver for exactly this.
Seems like a reasonable solution.
Particularly when you have only 1 or 2 teams at each level and often times those team BOTH will have games.
AAA Plays on Thursday’s and Majors plays on Wed.
So if both majors teams have scheduled games where else would you get players?

From your AAA teams.

Pretty reasonable.

#26 Lou Barbieri

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 08:23 PM

No problem if you get a Waiver, that's what you should do.
I can understand why a small league would ask for one.
I would think larger leagues would comply with the regulation as-written.

Just ignoring the "from within their respective division" and doing whatever you want is not the right thing to do.

You follow the rules/regulations OR you get a Waiver, it's that simple.



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