The retirement structure will be the same as last year and is as follows. Due to the shortened seasons time frame wise the players will only age once every 2 seasons now and their retirement chances will be halved, as a result there is only 5-8 players retiring this season.
I will announce them one at a time throughout the season in this thread. As per usual you will get a reitrement rookie to replace the retiring player. However this is where it will be a bit different, this is what will happen:
On the day your player announces his retirement you will be offered a replacement rookie, you will be given all his usual stats, you may then either choose to take this player as your retirement rookie or you can pass on him and be offered another one. You will then be offered another one with his usual stats and you can then again choose to keep or pass on him, however if you pass on the second one then your third one is the one you keep regardless of his ability compared to the first two. I think that makes sense!
If a player of yours retires and you don't post your intentions in this thread within a week of the retirement you will keep the first rookie. Rookies will be offered in the order in which they come out of the sim, not from best to worst or anything like that. For fairness sake if a player from my team retires I will keep the first one that is simmed.
If this is a bit confusing for anybody I'll be happy to clarify etc...