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Postby redsox588 » Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:09 pm

I've played fantasy baseball for a few years, and i've done a snake draft every time. This year my league is deciding whether to do an auction or a snake. I have no experience with auction drafts, but im intrigued by the idea. Which do all of you prefer, and would I be able to learn how to properly do an auction in a little under a month?

Any comments or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Postby Andy1234 » Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:19 pm

I've heard once you go auction, you never go back.
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Postby Ender » Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:20 pm

Auction is better if everyone in your league really knows baseball and is into fantasy enough to come prepared for it.

Snake is better if the league is a bit more casual about fantasy and about baseball in general.
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Postby redsox588 » Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:27 pm

Everyone in the league is extremely competitive and knowledgeable. They all take it seriously and would come prepared. My only problem is, i'm not sure if i'd be at a huge disadvantage seeing as i've never had any experience with an auction.
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Postby klvrdude » Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:31 pm

Andy1234 wrote:I've heard once you go auction, you never go back.


That's what my league has heard and we are making the big jump to auction this year. I've never done an auction fantasy draft, but have picked up a lot on the Cafe.

I believe as long as you do your research then you'll be fine. I think the hardest part will be translating value into dollars adn there are some articles on this...See the Advanced FAQs

EDIT: I could use some suggestion on how some rules surrounding keeping your keepers....
http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/foru ... p?t=166939
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Postby hersch223 » Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:14 pm

Andy1234 wrote:I've heard once you go auction, you never go back.


It's so true. There's nothing like driving up the price of your buddy's favorite player.
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Postby OhMrScottyTrav06 » Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:49 pm

Until I do a live auction, I will never know which is better. The only auctions I've done are online and quite boring. There's just something about snake drafts that are dear to my heart.
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Postby Ben_Sheets » Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:07 pm

I've never done an auction draft either, but I'm very interested in participating in my first this year. Generally I put in considerate preparation for snake drafts, but for this upcoming (and possibly offline) auction draft I'm going to have to prepare big time. While I may be at a disadvantage given my history in drafts, there are others in my league who are in the same situation as I am so I should do fine.
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Postby stevethumb » Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:10 pm

i have only done live auctions in one league for over a decade and love it but i am participating in a mock snake here at the cafe and am really enjoying it ...an auction does have a more intense strategy where preparation, quick thinking and attention to detail can really pay off...i love the high wire w/o a net balancing act that an auction brings..as one guy says in his sig.."10 bad minutes can ruin months of preparation"
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Postby Cleveland Steamers » Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:15 am

Ive done auctions for the first time this year and have grown a huge preference toward the auction rather than the draft. Anything is possible in an auction ;-D
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