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auction league rules advice for rookies

Postby egl22 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:45 pm

hi guys,

being new to auction our league has a question that we cannot find answered on out cbs help.
we use the 260 cap for the draft and the 100 faab for the season.
now some think the 260 cap stays in effect all season and trades must not add up to go over the cap.
others say in season it is wide open and any players can be dealt
the cap is non existent.
and finally a few think any trades where a team gets more payroll added will come out of the faab bank.
i myself thought the 260 cap is for the draft only,the 100 faab is for adding free agents only and trading is wide open no cap exists during the season.
i also say when you win the free agent bid the money isdeducted from the 100 and thats it but another guy thinks the cost of the player you drop goes back into your fabb account.
as you see,there is much confusion here and no clear cut explanation
in the cbs help centre.
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Postby lsommerer » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:07 pm

We don't use a FAAB, but our salary cap is strictly for the auction only. I can't see doing it with the cap during the season, because all trades would have to be for players with the same salary.
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Postby Mos » Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:54 pm

Systematically. Sportsline is able to support many different configurations. It would be able to handle any of your scenerios. The really answer is a question, How do you want to do it? Our league had great success with $260 for the draft, with no season cap. We used $100 for the FAAB, the bid for that player became that players salary. Some owners ran out of money in some cases, so we are going $75 - 1/2 season (use it or lose it) $75 -1/2 season. Let the market drive the players salary. Keep it simple, that is what is keep you a happy commissioner. Don't put any salary back for drops, don't offset the amount of the trade. All administrative nightmares. In the spirit of keeping it simple, we charge $1 for activations as the only fee. As far as trades we made a slight change this year. Instead of unlimited trades until the trade deadline. You can trade any team until all-star break, from all-star break to trade deadline you can only trade with one team ahead or below you in the standings.
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Postby egl22 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:58 pm

thanks mos.
we figured it out and decided to go with 260 cap for the draft and raise it to 360 for the season also having a 100 faab.
this gives the teams 100 to trade and make room for any faab players they got.
this hard cap 360 keeps us on our toes and we did not want a lot of freewheeling with deadline dumps and it helps stop teams from picking up and dropping 1.00 guys,usually 2 start sp's,all season
unless they want to eat away at their season cap.
it is our first year so we will see how this works and adjust next year if it flops.
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