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Postby redsox33 » Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:35 am

I'm in a dynasty league about to start free agency, and we're having a bit of trouble deciding on a points system for ranking contract offers. We have a $100 million salary cap, and players not hitting free agency this offseason are at the cost of their real life contracts. Coveted free agents will likely go for $10-15 million/year.

The best offer should have a lot to do with the total guaranteed $ in the contract, but it also has to factor in how many years ($10 million over 1 year is obviously preferable to $11 million over 3 years, even though the second contract has more guaranteed money).

Any suggestions for a point system that makes sense?
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Postby JTWood » Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:00 pm

First, I would suggest creating a quota of sorts that restricts owners to how many "x year" contracts they can hand out. Maybe 1 four-year, 2 three-years, 4 two-years, and the rest one-year. Something to that effect. That will be one of the easiest ways to accomplish your goal, and it guarantees that every good player won't be locked down for the rest of the decade - and who doesn't like having good players to actually bid on?

Besides that, I once heard this rule:

Total contract value wins out unless the average yearly contract value is 20% greater than the longest offer for every year less than the longest offer.

For instance, a 4-year, $10/M per offer could be beat by:

3-years, $12/M per,
2-years, $14/M per, or
1-year, $16M/ per

Don't know how well that worked, but it seems okay on paper. I'd go with an expanding percentage instead of a linear percentage; maybe 30%/40%/50% or something. Decimals rounded up, of course.

Good luck! ;-D
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Postby Billy Batts » Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:16 pm

Red Sox-Hey I was wondering if you could post the rules for your league. I'm interested in how you run your league compared to our league. We also use actual contracts but we do not have anything in place to be able to bid on a player that another team has. So all studs will be locked with their teams forever without the worry that another team could outbid for them. Could be something to consider in the future. Thanks.
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Postby BritSox » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:53 am

I think you have to go with either highest AAV, or most total money. Any kind of compromise solution fudges the issue. Just pick one or other (I prefer AAV) and use either total money or shorter contract as the tiebreaker.
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Postby JTWood » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:03 am

I think AAV fudges just as much as anything else.

Would a player turn down a 4-year, $48M deal just because another team offered 1-year, $13M or 2-year, $25M?
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Postby redsox33 » Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:50 pm

Thanks for the feedback guys.

I agree AAV and total $ both alone have their drawbacks.

I think this is what we've decided to go with: 1 pt for every million/year offered (AAV) and 1 pt for every year of the contract.

For example, a couple different ways of offering a 13 point contract:
3 years, $30 million = 10 + 3 = 13 pts
4 years, $36 million = 9 + 4 = 13 pts
5 years, $40 million = 8 + 5 = 13 pts

Not perfect, but I think it balances total $ and AAV fairly well.

Batts, here's a link to our league website: http://z10.invisionfree.com/MLB_The_Jungle/index.php?
You can see rules right in the top forum as a guest.
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Postby BritSox » Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:52 am

That's an interesting system redsox33, though I think a major drawback is that it leaves several possible contracts that are of equal value. I'd also imagine that those who like total value or something close to it would say it's too close to the AAV end of the spectrum. Though as I say, I prefer just using AAV for the simplicity.
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Postby Bigball » Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:03 am

Have the same question - just read the posts and I like the points but it does lead to debate.

what is the majority here? points,AAV?
its the biggest no brainer in the history of earth....
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