HustlinOwl wrote:Could use your guys input on this one. For my leagues FAAB it is setup for players that are free agents that may be picked up. We are using Yahoo, but for some reason yahoo decided to use FAAB for waiver claims?
In my league we are allowed to get guys off waivers, but we use are salary cap money for waiver claims, trades, and minor league call-ups. So we allotted and additional $40 to the salary $320 for auction and now $360 for in season cap.
Our current process for free agents is for teams to email me (commish) their free agent bids, but again this can create some confusion and work when I have the same bid on a player and have to inform other team that we have put up a bid on the same player. No this is where it could get ugly with some owners, another team and I both put bids on Volquez $5 me and $1 other team. I let the other owner know that I was bidding $5 for Volquez and that he would lose out. Well owner suggests he will pay $6 for him and insist I will pay $6. As you see this could go back and forth, or a simple ploy to get owners to run up prices.
ESPN runs their FAAB ideal for me, but owners are entrenched at yahoo and we are to far along to move. Could the cafe please help me! Thanks
FAAB yes, is only for waiver claims and rightfully so. Gives everyone a fair shot at acquiring a player who hits the waiver wire as opposed to free agency. Just like in real life, free agency is first come first serve and bidding is not necessary because those players can be added to your team immediately and not have to clear waivers. I like how Yahoo has it set up personally.
Is the salary money something you manage outside of the league on your own? That seems like it is a pain, especially if teams are sending you bids for waiver players when it is much easier to use the allotted 100 budget for FAAB Yahoo gives you and owners bid from there. It seems unfair that you are able to see the bids on players because then you can outbid each person by a dollar each time. Usually teams enter their bid online and tiebreaker goes to the team with the best waiver #.
I guess I'm wondering how you work the salary, normally you would have 260 for the draft and 100 for FAAB, I wasn't aware and don't believe Yahoo allows for salary leagues and if this is something you have to manually do is it really worth it? Sounds like a hassle.