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Postby TheRock » Tue Feb 10, 2004 4:55 pm

So what happens if you get outbid on all 3 of your selections? And whats to keep someone from bidding the sky on ARod, Pujols, and Vlad?
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Re: New draft process questions...

Postby swarmee » Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:25 pm

Rhino Tuff wrote:My league just went to a new process for drafting. We are going to use a psuedo bidding style first followed by a traditional snake style draft.

This is silly. Please tell me that your commish is not Bud Selig. Bid $675 million and 6 cents (since you can't bid a whole dollar) each on A-Rod, Pujols, and Prior, and then pay whatever monetary penalty you're required to. That's the only way to beat this system.
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Postby Arlo » Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:30 pm

If Gagne projects as the number one pitcher, you might run into competition. Going after Smoltz might be safer.

Come to think of it, if closers are so valuable, going after a Smoltz/Rivera/Wagner combo might be a tempting route...

Rhino Tuff wrote:I think he is trying to have the best of both worlds in my opinion. We get a taste of an auction but without the time it takes so therefore the sanke draft process.

Another interesting way of doing this is to submit sealed bids (with a pretermined budget, of course) for picks, with the highest bid submitted getting to pick first, then the second-highest bid, and so on all through the draft. This allows for the tactics used in dividing an auction budget and the assignation of salaries to players, yet the actual draft time is the same as in a serpentine format.
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Postby wrveres » Tue Feb 10, 2004 6:11 pm

Why not turn in Bids of ..

1.00 Bagwell
1.00 Huff
1.00 Blaylock

since everybody will probably be going after the top guns?
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Postby swarmee » Tue Feb 10, 2004 6:28 pm

wrveres wrote:Why not turn in Bids of ..
1.00 Bagwell
1.00 Huff
1.00 Blaylock
since everybody will probably be going after the top guns?

Because then you're stuck without a first, second, or third round pick. It's the 2004 Expos salary strategy.
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I wish...

Postby Rhino Tuff » Tue Feb 10, 2004 6:35 pm

I would post bids of a dollar but there is going to be a master money list you cannot bid under the money list price.

You can't be that far over the cap because it will come back to haunt you. There are rules regarding being over the cap the penalty increases exponentially. It could cost you upwards of $1000 (real money) if you totally ignore the salary cap.

Yes I'm a tad afraid that Gagne might be someone's top pick. Just in years past this has been a predominantly hitters league so I wonder if in fact people will be racing after a closer with their first pick.

My thoughts are that with the twelve bids it will be divided somewhere along these lines:
2-3 A rod
2-3 Pujols
2-3 Soriano
2-3 Vlad

As far as pitchers goes I'm expecting either Prior, Schill, or Pedro, but I'll be surprised by Gagne...

I like the philosophy of going for players that probably will be out of people's sight line ex Gagne first, a guy like Huff, second.

Maybe I'm complicating things...

Who would you name first in an Auction bid?
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