- Mepkin Abbey signed SP Enrico Hernandez (Brick) - 2 years, $36m
- Mepkin Abbey signed SP Ivan Gallardo (Wilmington) - 1 year, $670k
- Houston re-signed SP Victor Galvan - 1 year, $940k
- I enacted the changes we agreed upon for the minor leagues, starting with the 2031 season. In particular:
- The former Rookie League is now known as Low A (A-).
- The age limits (A- 22, A 24, AA 27) are in effect, but are not enforced until the start of the offseason. As that date has already passed for this year and season, it will not be enforced until the end of the 2031 season. So, you have all 2031 to evaluate your minor league players at whatever level you want, but they will need to be assigned according to age at the start of the 2031-32 offseason.
- I removed the eligibility of pitchers to win the Outstanding Batter awards in the minors. We have that turned off in the majors, and I thought it was best to do so in the minors. If anyone strongly believes that pitchers should be eligible, we can discuss putting it back
- The next sim will take us to the Rule 5 draft. This, right now, is your last chance to protect players from being selected in that draft.
Next Sim: Wednesday night, October 18, 2017. This will take us to the Rule 5 draft!