MIDDLE EARTH – League officials announced an update to the best-selling OOTP Owner/Manager Information Guide. Version 1.06 contains some minor corrections. We at MESN heartily recommend the Guide to all team owners and casual observers. It includes explanations of player ratings, player development, depth charts, minor leagues, trading tips and free agent procedures. It also includes tips on how to get the most out of contract negotiations, a timeline for league events, and definitions of all the statistics used in the game.