8.B.   Relief Pitcher Limits

	

	1. All relief pitchers are limited to their exact number of relief appearances PLUS 30%.
       
               a) No relief pitcher using the 30% bonus may relieve in more than sixty-five (65) games.
               
               b) Relief pitchers with games relieved of 65 or more are limited to their actual number of relief 
               appearances.
 
 
Here are some examples of how the 30% Rule would be applied for pitchers:
 
Example 1:
Dual SP/RP – 1967 Steve Carlton appeared in 30 real life games, and started 29. 
 
If you decide to use Carlton mostly as a reliever, and he only starts one game in SPB, that leaves 29 he could 
appear in relief:
 
(29 SPB Reliefs x 1.3 = 37.7, which would round up to 38 with the 30% bonus)
 
Example 2:
If Carlton started 15 SPB games that would leave 15 he could appear in relief:
 
(15 SPB Reliefs X 1.3 = 19.5 which would round up to 20 with the 30% bonus)   
 
It is important to note that starts are calculated separate from reliefs, so Carlton’s remaining 15 starts could 
still be increased by 10%
 
(15 SPB Starts * 1.1 = 16.5 which would round up to 17 with the 10% bonus)
 
SO, if you used Carlton in this manner, in SPB, He could appear in a total of 37 Games, and start 17
 
Example 3:
1978 Dan Spillner appeared in 53 real life games and started none.
 
(53 SPB Reliefs * 1.3 = 68.5, which exceeds this 65 limit, so he would be limited to 65 total appearances)
 
Example 4:
1956 Bobby Shantz appeared in 45 real life games and started 2.  You only want use him in relief.
(45 SPB Reliefs * 1.3 = 58.5, which would round up to 59 with the 30% bonus)
 
If you did use his starts, his usage would be limited to:
 
(43 SPB Reliefs * 1.3 = 55.9, which would round up to 56 with the 30% bonus + his 2 starts for a total 
of 58 appearances)