I am wondering how much it would cost to have someone code a text-based sports sim game similar to Out of the Park Baseball. Would this be a difficult project for someone experienced to script, assuming that all the graphics and data for the teams/players/coaches, etc. were provided or done by someone else?

How long would this take?
and how much would someone typically charge for their services as a developer for a project like this?

I know there are a lot of variables, so a rough ballpark figure would do just fine.

I have always had a great interest in these text-based sim games and have wanted to create one myself. Problem is, I am not a programmer. However, I do have a large and very specifically targeted market to distribute the game to and believe it could be a profitable venture.

Thanks for your help, and if you're interested in helping develop this project, just reply or pm me.