Great work, Kenny. Well thought out and organized. Thanks.
One question: Regarding the salary cap, those teams that are over the cap immediately (Yanks, Red Sox, etc) have until next season begins to get under the cap. Is that at noon on the day of the first pitch?
In the salary cap thread you wrote this: I am considering setting the salary cap at $125M for 2012. This would mean that the Yankees and Red Sox are already over the cap with their current salary obligations for 2012 (NYY by $38M, BOS by $7M) and they'll have to figure out a way to get rid of some salary prior to November 2011 (beginning of free agency).
I'm not sure why the change. IMO, those teams will already have an edge over a number of teams (like SD, Wash, Houston, etc) purely from a talent standpoint. If the November date seems too soon, why not require all teams to be at the cap some time period before the seasons starts (say 30 days) for some of the lesser teams to have time to make claims, etc. before the season starts, enabling at least some better balance before opening day? Obviously this would be for the first season only.