Trojan Pony wrote:Interesting find. I think I agree with your interpretation of the rule, which would indeed make it a new rule. I'm 98% positive the only players that were ever in "Claim" status last year were players on waivers. You never had to claim FA's, you could add them any time. Another thing I'll have to email them about I guess... Good eye.
Please let me know if you find out anything. I emailed them and they confirmed that players cannot be picked up once their game starts, but they did not explain what happens next.
The way I see it, there are three possibilities:
1) players go on hold when their game starts, then at some arbitrary point after all games are over (say, 3am EST), every player will become a free agent again
2) players go onto waivers when their game starts, and then waivers are run once all games are over (3am), and then anyone not claimed is a free agent when i wake up the next morning
3) players go onto waivers when their game starts, but remain on waivers for the period equal to your league's "waiver period". In other words, it's as though all the free agents have been "dropped" from a roster when their game starts, and you have to wait 2 or 3 days for them to be free agents again.