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[Closed] 2019 Incentive Points (IP$) System

The Commish

The league rewards GM participation using its Incentive Points System (IP$).

  • The maximum amount of IP$ that a GM can earn per season is 100 IP$.
  • Each GM is expected to earn at least 50 total IP$ per season. (You don’t want to be the GM with the smallest IP$.)
  • A new IP$ “season” starts at the end of the World Series.
  • IP$ may be banked for future use.
  • Teams may spend the maximum of 150 IP$ each year.

How to Earn Incentive Points

  1. Exporting your team.
  2. Voting in Polls
  3. Completing additional tasks as required by the Commissioner
  4. Monitoring Slack (2020 season)

2019 IP Earning Potential


Up to 75 IP$ can be earned by exporting. (90% or better earns the full 75 IP$.)

We will have 50 exports in 2018-2019:

  • 12 during the off-season
  • 6 during Spring Training
  • 27 during the season (Two chances to export each week. As long as you export at least once a week, you will earn an IP for exporting.)
  • 5 exports between the end of regular season and the end of World Series.

This means you can earn up to $15 million for exporting. This essentially makes each export worth $200,000.

Voting in Polls

10 IP$ can be earned by voting in league Polls. 

Voting for League Post-Season Awards

5 IP$ can be earned by voting for Post-Season Awards

Watching your DFA and Roster Limits

10 IP$ can be earned by monitoring your DFA list and your minor league roster limits. The Commissioner will note all lapses and, at the end of the year, will apportion the points based on the performance of the league as a whole. 

All teams will earn these points for the 2019 season after the Commissioner changed the handling of DFA players who exceed the time limit. (DFA players are automatically released when the time limit expires.)

Spending your Incentive Points

Although I'm still working on the system, here are some things you will be able to do with your IP$:

  • Convert to Cash (Max $10 million per year. $40 million Cash Limit still applies.)^
  • Defray the cost of LTC Buyouts (One IP$ per $200,000. Max $10 million per year)^
  • Help a player learn a new position during the off-season (one player per year)
  • Speed up the recovery for an injured player.
  • Purchase supplemental amateur draft picks after the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd rounds. (One pick max.)
  • Relocate your team (once every three years)
  • Increase your team's Fan Interest (+5 max, can't push your FI above 85)
  • Buy LTC Contract Insurance (for injuries, after 2020 season).
  • Convert a retired player to a coach.
  • Change Minor League Affiliates.

^ = Maximum of $10 million of Cash and LTC Buyouts can be purchased.

Details of this process will be provided before the end of the 2019 season.

 Learning a New Position -  75 IP$ Max

You can have a player learn a new position during the off season. The higher the player's work ethic, the more experience he will get. 

High Work Ethic gains 125 experience points. Normal Work Ethic gains 75 experience points. Low Work Ethic gains 50 points of experience.  

Cannot increase rating over a max of 150 experience points for position. 

Partial gains are calculated by (IP$ spent)/75

Speed up Recovery of an Injured Player - 100 IP$ Max

2 months max can be purchased per player. 

Recovery time is determined by the following formula.

Injury Rating Multiplier (IRM)
Durable = 2, Normal = 1.5, Fragile = 1

IP$ *.01 * IRM * 30

Increase Fan Interest

20 IP$ per point. Max of 5 can be purchased. 

Purchase Draft Picks

After first round - 100 IP$
After second round - 75 IP$
After third round - 50 IP$

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The Commissioner!

Topic starter Posted : December 8, 2018 8:07 am
Whalehead Mets
New Member

You don’t want to be the GM with the smallest IP$. 😮 

Posted : March 9, 2019 2:26 pm
The Commish

No you don't. Having the least IP$ will lose you very valuable options to improve your team.

The Commissioner!

Topic starter Posted : March 10, 2019 8:39 am