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Transaction Deadlines - 2020

And Weekly BWB Schedule

Dates are for roster changes and lineup changes.

Players signed in one week are not available for lineups until the following week.

Players cut in one week may still be used in that week's lineups.

Traded players change teams the following week - just like with signings and cuts.

All transactions in the off season are due by Midnight Eastern Time on listed dates, unless otherwise specified/changed.

 

During the regular season, transactions are due roughly at the start time of the first MLB game of the day.  There are exceptions to that - see the note below on consistent deadline times.

 

Current deadline, reflecting any changes, will be posted on the home page, your team's roster page, and on the transaction index as well as other pages throughout the site.

 

New leagues will fit into this schedule after all phases of their drafts are complete.

 

Major League Games: These are the MLB games used for collecting batters' stats for the fantasy games that week.

Signing Pct: The amount of the player's salary you need to pay to sign him.

Cut Pct: The amount of salary rebate you receive for cutting players (no rebates to players under contract or with salaries 200 or lower).

Trade Pct: The signing/cut percentages for players in trades (continues to pro-rate all season).

 

Dates to keep in mind:

Week Zero Transactions - Thursday, 3/26/20 TBD

  • All returning leagues - Teams cash balances over 5 million will be cut down to that 5 million bucks value after this week. (Exceptions: New leagues for 2020, brand new owners for 2020 with orphan teams, or orphans assigned after Week -2 are not subject to this).
  • All leagues get an extra 2 million in cash after this week. (Teams over 5 million will be cut down to 5, then get the additional cash).  In a bit of a loophole, if you're on the other end of the cash spectrum and running out of money, BWB actually counts that extra 2 million toward your Week Zero signings.
  • This is the deadline to have a complete roster - you must be able to fill all 26 required roster slots and all field positions by this date.  (What happens if you don't?)

Week 1 Lineups - BWB Opening Day - Due Thur 4/2/20 TBD (What happens if you don't set it?)

 

Remainder of Regular Season Dates TBD upon announcement of the updated 2020 MLB schedule - the dates below were the original plan

Deadline to receive a rebate for a cut player - Week 15: 7/7/20

Cash Distribution (1000) before contract deadline - Week 16: 7/13/20

Deadline for Contract Extensions - Week 17: 7/20/20

Trading Deadline - Week 20: 8/10/20

Final Free Agent Signings - Week 24: 9/6/20  (Only cuts and IR moves allowed in Week 25)

Playoff Lineups - 10/4/20 (estimated)

 

Thinking ahead to 2021 (subject to change):

Winter Trading Periods - Deadlines 11/15/20 and 12/6/20

Carryover Decisions: due Sunday, 12/27/20

Redistribution Draft Choices: due Sunday, 1/17/21

 

Deadline times listed as Eastern time

Deadline times for Weeks 1-25 are set generally to the start time of the first MLB game of the day, but beginning in 2016, we opted for a little more consistency in deadlines:

  • Deadlines on weeks where the transaction due date is Saturday or Sunday will have a 1 PM Eastern deadline.
  • When transactions are due on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, the deadline time will be 7 PM Eastern.
  • See the rules page covering deadlines

Preseason weeks - renumbered on 5/20 to account for an additional 5 preseason transaction periods before a possible July 4 Opening Day for MLB

Week Deadline Fantasy Games Major League Games Transactions? Contract Extensions? Signing Pct Cut Pct Trade Pct
-16 Sun, 01/19/2020 N/A N/A Carryover Choices Due No 100% N/A N/A
-15 Sun, 02/02/2020 N/A N/A Redistribution Draft Choices Due No 100% N/A N/A
-14 Sun, 02/16/2020 N/A N/A Redistribution Draft - Update List for Rounds 2-5 No 100% N/A N/A
-13 Sun, 02/23/2020 N/A N/A Redistribution Draft - Update List for Rounds 3-5 No 100% N/A N/A
-12 Sun, 03/01/2020 N/A N/A Yes Yes 100% 80% 100%
-11 Sun, 03/08/2020 N/A N/A Yes Yes 100% 80% 100%
-10 Sun, 03/22/2020 N/A N/A Yes Yes 100% 80% 100%
-9 Sun, 04/05/2020 N/A N/A Yes Yes 100% 80% 100%
-8 Sun, 04/19/2020 N/A N/A Yes Yes 100% 80% 100%
-7 Sun, 05/03/2020 N/A N/A Yes Yes 100% 80% 100%
-6 Sun, 05/17/2020 N/A N/A Yes Yes 100% 80% 100%

Remainder of preseason transactions - Subject to change - last updated 7/1

Week Deadline Fantasy Games Major League Games Transactions? Contract Extensions? Signing Pct Cut Pct Trade Pct
-5 Sun, 05/31/2020 N/A N/A Yes Yes 100% 80% 100%
-4 Sun, 06/07/2020 N/A N/A Yes Yes 100% 80% 100%
-3 Sun 06/28/2020 N/A N/A Yes Yes 100% 80% 100%
-2 Sun 07/12/2020 N/A N/A Yes Yes 100% 80% 100%
-1 Sun 07/19/2020 N/A N/A Yes Yes 100% 80% 100%
-0 Thur 07/23/2020 N/A N/A Yes Yes 100% 80% 100%

Regular season - not yet updated - to be modified once MLB announces 2020 schedule dates

Week Deadline Fantasy Games Major League Games Transactions? Contract Extensions? Signing Pct Cut Pct Trade Pct
1 Thur, 04/02/2020
1 - 6 6 - 11 Yes Yes 96% 80% 96%
2 Thur, 04/09/2020 7 - 12 12 - 17 Yes Yes 92% 80% 92%
3 Thur, 04/16/2020 13 - 18 18 - 23 Yes Yes 88% 80% 88%
4 Thur, 04/23/2020 19 - 24 24 - 29 Yes Yes 84% 80% 84%
5 Thur, 04/30/2020 25 - 30 30 - 35 Yes Yes 80% 80% 80%
6 Wed, 05/06/2020 31 - 36 36 - 41 Yes Yes 76% 76% 76%
7 Wed, 05/13/2020 37 - 42 42 - 47 Yes Yes 72% 72% 72%
8 Wed, 05/20/2020 43 - 48 48 - 53 Yes Yes 68% 68% 68%
9 Wed, 05/27/2020 49 - 54 54 - 59 Yes Yes 64% 64% 64%
10 Wed, 06/03/2020 55 - 60 60 - 65 Yes Yes 60% 60% 60%
11 Tue, 06/09/2020 61 - 66 66 - 71 Yes Yes 56% 56% 56%
12 Tue, 06/16/2020 67 - 72 72 - 77 Yes Yes 52% 52% 52%
13 Tue, 06/23/2020 73 - 78 78 - 83 Yes Yes 48% 48% 48%
14 Tue, 06/30/2020 79 - 84 84 - 89 Yes Yes 44% 44% 44%
15 Tue, 07/07/2020 85 - 90 90 - 95 Yes - Final Week for Salary Rebates Yes 40% 40% 40%
16 Mon, 07/13/2020
91 - 96 96 - 101 Yes Yes 40% 0% 36%
17 Mon, 07/20/2020  97 - 102 102 - 107 Yes Yes - Final week for Extensions 40% 0% 32%
18 Mon, 07/27/2020
103 - 108 108 - 113 Yes No 40% 0% 28%
19 Mon, 08/03/2020 109 - 114 114 - 119 Yes No 40% 0% 24%
20 Mon, 08/10/2020 115 - 120 120 - 125 Yes - Final Trade Deadline No 40% 0% 20%
21 Sun, 08/16/2020 121 - 126 126 - 131 Yes - No Trades - Final week to add players to the Prospects Roster No 40% 0% 0%
22 Sun, 08/23/2020 127 - 132 132 - 137 Yes - No Trades No 40% 0% 0%
23 Sun, 08/30/2020 133 - 138 138 - 143 Yes - No Trades No 40% 0% 0%
24 Sun, 09/06/2020 139 - 144 144 - 149 Yes - No Trades No 40% 0% 0%
25 Sun, 09/13/2020 145 - 150 150 - 155 Cuts and IR Moves Only No N/A N/A N/A
26 TBD Playoffs - First Week N/A Cuts and IR Moves Only No N/A
N/A N/A
27 TBD Playoffs - Second Week N/A No No N/A N/A
N/A
28 TBD Playoffs - Bash N/A No No N/A
N/A
N/A
29 TBD N/A N/A Trades Only No N/A
N/A
0%
30 TBD N/A N/A Trades Only No N/A N/A 0%
-10 TBD N/A N/A Roster Carryover Decisions Due No N/A
N/A
0%
 
 
 


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