Transaction Deadlines - 2021
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
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, April 1 11:59 PM EDT - This is likely to be extended
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
2021, brand new owners
for 2021 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 Wed 4/7 (What
happens if you don't set it?)
Deadline to receive a rebate for a cut player -
Week 15: 7/12/21
Cash Distribution (1000) before contract deadline - Week 16:
Deadline for Contract Extensions - Week 17: 7/25/21
Trading Deadline - Week 20: 8/15/21
Final Free Agent Signings - Week 24: 9/11/21 (Only
cuts and IR moves allowed in Week 25)
Playoff Lineups - 10/9/21 (estimated)
Thinking ahead to 2022
(subject to change):
Winter Trading Periods -
Deadlines 11/28/21 and 12/19/21
Decisions: due Sunday, 1/9/22
Redistribution Draft Choices: due Sunday, 1/30/22