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Yahoo! Waiver Claim Priority

Postby RugbyD » Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:08 pm

Anybody else notice that Yahoo! will not allow conditional waiver claims? For example, I own A and B and I want C and D. I'm 2nd in waiver priority, which means there is a risk that I will miss out on C. To prepare for that I would theoretically enter the following waiver claims:

1) A for C
2) A for D
3) B for D

Yahoo will not allow me to have both 2) and 3) posted at the same time. This means that if I dump 3) I would miss out on D if I get C and if I dump 2) and miss out on C I would have to dump B for D when I would rather dump A for D. Whats gives? Anybody see/hear anything abut this?
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Re: Yahoo! Waiver Claim Priority

Postby Bloody Sox » Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:12 pm

Yeah - this was mentioned in one of the big Yahoo threads from a while back. Supposedly its being worked.
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Re: Yahoo! Waiver Claim Priority

Postby Fantasy Sports Genie » Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:48 pm

Actually, that is interesting, and the first I've seen of this. The other discussion revolved around the fact that you couldn't do:

1) Drop A, take B off waivers
2) Drop A, take C off waivers

That was purely due to a bug, and I fixed it.

I see why you'd want to effectively put in two waiver claims on the same player in this case. Sort of clever, really. I'd have to think about it and figure out how much trouble that would cause behind the scenes.
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Re: Yahoo! Waiver Claim Priority

Postby higherpie » Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:57 pm

So this one's on the list to maybe get on the list?

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Re: Yahoo! Waiver Claim Priority

Postby Big Pimpin » Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:59 pm

Yeah it would be nice. We have to do old school waivers (through email) in one of my leagues since the season got started and players weren't set right, so I could actually do this very thing... However, theoretically, if you get your first choice, then A is dropped for C. At that point, you're back to last in order and the entire league would have to pass on D for you to get a shot at him. So, you could just pick him up first thing in the morning. Unless of course D was a second waiver pick of another team, then you might end up with a shot at D. But it would likely be really rare. And it seems there aren't that many players where you want him so bad that you'll get up at the crack of dawn to grab him but won't put in a waiver claim.

Would be nice to be able to do this though for those rare circumstances.
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Re: Yahoo! Waiver Claim Priority

Postby RugbyD » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:12 am

Fantasy Sports Genie wrote:Actually, that is interesting, and the first I've seen of this. The other discussion revolved around the fact that you couldn't do:

1) Drop A, take B off waivers
2) Drop A, take C off waivers

That was purely due to a bug, and I fixed it.

I see why you'd want to effectively put in two waiver claims on the same player in this case. Sort of clever, really. I'd have to think about it and figure out how much trouble that would cause behind the scenes.

If possible to execute for 4/2 that would be great ;-)

I've been able to do this for years on CBS football, so I would imagine I've done it in the past for Yahoo baseball as well, but I could be mistaken.
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Re: Yahoo! Waiver Claim Priority

Postby fezzik » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:29 pm

I remember trying to do this in years past...I don't believe it has ever been allowed. It would be nice if a change was put in to allow it. ;-D
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