SumG wrote:Yahoo is very odd about their waiver systems. A waiver time of 2 days ends up being more like 4 days. The two days waiver time refers to *full* days that a player remains on waivers.
For your example, Davis first plays the 19th. He's added to the free agent pool on the 20th, but this doesn't count as a *full* day on waivers, since he was added to the pool sometime after Yahoo's internal clock reset to the 20th. Therefore, the 21st and the 22nd are the days that satisfy Davis's waiver requirements. When Yahoo's clock rolls over to the 23rd, Davis's time on waivers is complete and any transactions can be processed (waivers or free agents). Because the transaction officially occurs on the 23rd, it doesn't show up on rosters until the 24th.
It's confusing and doesn't make much sense, but I'm sure tons of other people would complain if the system was changed. I think it's something you just have to grin and bear.
Thanks, that makes sense. Well, the explanation makes sense, but who knows about the reasoning,
Maybe a factor in this case was that the Mets called him up in the afternoon and he was playing that night? Not enough time to get him into the system?
I thought of changing it to a one day waiver time, but I'd be afraid of instances of Yahoo actually getting it in on time, and ending up with too SHORT a WW period.
Would it be possible for them to have a 2 game period (for the MLB team, not necessarily the player, post-callup)? So in this case, Ike and the Mets would have played 4/19, 4/20, and Davis is a FA (or claimed) on 4/21, and can begin accruing stats 4/22? I think that would be reasonable.