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Postby fhomess » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:02 pm

Which works better?
1. Having the team who wins a player nominate the next player.
2. Going in a strict rotation for player nomination regardless of who wins the player.
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Re: Auction League Player Nomination

Postby Diamond Miners » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:27 pm

fhomess wrote:Which works better?
1. Having the team who wins a player nominate the next player.
2. Going in a strict rotation for player nomination regardless of who wins the player.


Atleast from what I've seen and experienced.
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Postby LukeW9027 » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:42 am

I would have to say option #1 is the best and easiest way to do it.
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Postby CT Smash » Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:04 pm

I prefer going in a strict rotation. Otherwise someone could take advantage of some league owners not wanting to spend a ton of $$$ out of the gate and get their 4 or 5 guys in a row. Or, if they are not the most savvy of owners, they will spend too much on their 4 or 5 favorites and throw price levels in a state of disaray and ruin the flow of the auction.
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Postby Amazinz » Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:06 pm

In a live auction draft I think a strict rotation is best. In a slow auction like the ones here at the Cafe I like the setup where every team nominates a player each "turn".
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Postby dmendro » Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:52 pm

Give everyone a turn in a strict rotation. It allows owners to strategize for an auction.
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Postby lsommerer » Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:20 am

From my experience it doesn't really matter too much who nominates for the first half of the auction. There will always be at least 2 guys who need the position. But in the second half, and especially for the last forth, I think you want to keep as many owners as possible. For this reason our rule has been:

3) The owner with the most open slots nominates.

This tends to keep things competitive at the end and makes it problematic for the guy who has $10 left and 10 slots left to fill. When more than one player has the same number of slots to fill we rotate amoung them (we just go around the room clockwise).

It seems to me that might be the exact opposite of "winner nominates" as you could call it "all losers nominate". I don't have anything against winner nominates, in fact I think it might be a better way to do things at the start of the auction. At the start of the auction we actually take the easy way out and go off of some published list of the top 200 players that is available well in advance. We don't do that because anyone thinks it is the best way. We just do it to save time. Our auctions are six to seven hours long as it is.
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Postby The Natural » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:19 pm

I prefer a strict rotation. It allows owners to use different strategies and doesn't screw over the owner that wants to sit back like Isommerer's suggestion does. Strict rotation evens out the calling throughout the auction.
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