Each team has a budget that can be found on the main website. http://www.forkerbaseball.com/ownerlist.htm
If you go to the owners page you can click on any team to view the current budget. It lists each player, along with current salary, years remaining in deal, draft picks currently held, and other useful information. The pages are updated often but it remains up to each owner to be mindful of what they are spending, etc.
You can scroll down to the bottom of each team budget page to find pages from past years. This can be useful to see what draft picks you hold for the current draft once John changes over the pages in the off-season (among other reasons).
The team budget is the amount of funding the team has to pay their players, fees, fines, claims, etc. If a team exceeds their budget they will have until Midnight ET the following sim to get back under. If the team does not get back under after the next sim, a cut must be made that night. If the team continues to fail to take no corrective action league officers will cut players before the sim until the debt is erased. Signing bonuses are considered paid and removed from the books at the end of the WS of the year the contract was signed. Teams may go over budget at times during the off-season and this is fine. However, all teams MUST be under budget by opening day or risk having free agent signings voided or players cut.Sources of Income
*$700K for each win from the previous season.
*$300K for each loss from the previous season.
*The last 26 games of the season go as follows...Wins get you 1 million and losses $0.
*Any surplus trade cash from the previous season.
*Potential Playoff bonuses of 3 million for making the post season. $2M for LDS, $2M for LCS and $3M for winning the WS.
*Payments from other teams:
*Trade Cash received Expenses
*100% of contract of players on ML or DL rosters
*50% of contract of players in AAA, AA, A
*30% of contract of players cut by team before contract expired
*Payments to Other Teams
*Trade Cash sent
A team may buy out the simple clauses we use such as:
*Guaranteed closer or starter
*Guaranteed minor league years
The cost associated is 10% of the annual salary for each year being bought out.Fines
List of offenses warranting a fine:
$1M - Failure to turn in a draft list or email indicating no list is desired
$1M - Failure to properly post EOS cuts
$1M - Failure to turn in a cut roster at the end of the season
$1M-Failure to send in an Opening Day Roster File
$500K - Failure to demote all PFA's to A-ball at the end of the season
$500K - Sending in a roster file with 26 or more players at ML level (you will get one warning)
$250K - Having an injury that would put your lineup or rotation in error and not sending in a file
$250K - Making a trade and not turning in a roster file
$250K - Making a Free Agent signing and not turning in a roster file
$250K - Having players in the lineup twice (you get one warning)
$250K - Having the same position in the lineup twice (you get one warning)
$250k - Making a cut that effects the starting lineup, rotation, or closer and not turning in a file
$200k - Demoting a waiver eligable player and not noting it in post
$500k- not sending in a HOF Ballot
*Simmer may waive a fine if warranted.