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Trading away waiver priority

Postby sammyfan711 » Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:38 pm

Wouldn't it be great if you could trade for waiver priority? I have the #1 WP in a ten-team Yahoo NL-only league and can't wait until the next hired gun comes over from the junior circuit.

An astute owner could get a tip on the next huge trade and give me a mid-level star for the rights to whoever comes over; I think it would be cool.
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Postby Rirruto » Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:43 pm

That would be pretty sweet, kinda like trading draft positions
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Postby ocmusicjunkie » Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:08 pm

Guard that #1 priority. I'm still kicking myself over how I used mine. Huff got dropped early in the year and I jumped on him. Two days later, Schmidt got dropped. Dammit.
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Postby LBJackal » Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:56 pm

If you're in a private Yahoo league, you can indeed trade waiver priority. In the league where I'm commish, I've told people it's allowed and so far we've already had a trade involving WP. Since our league has a max of 8 keepers but allows for unlimited prospect keepers, WP is a huge asset. Landing Upton, Marte, or Wright would probably mean you wouldn't need to use a keeper spot on them until 2007. 175 games is the threshold for "prospect keepers" and unless they get aout 20 games in this year, they'll probably all be considered "prospect keepers" after next season as well as this one.

And picking up Huff from waivers wasn't the problem; the problem is you're in a league with morons. Anyone who would drop either Huff or Schmidt should do some research before they join a fantasy league..........
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Postby great gretzky » Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:10 pm

you can't do it directly, but you can put it out there that you would pick up someone for someone, then trade that player to them.
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Postby LBJackal » Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:11 pm

You can do it directly.

It can't be offered in trades the way players can, but if you talk to the other owner and come to an agreement, the commish can go in and change the WP's of the teams involved.
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Postby ocmusicjunkie » Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:14 pm

LBJackal wrote:
And picking up Huff from waivers wasn't the problem; the problem is you're in a league with morons. Anyone who would drop either Huff or Schmidt should do some research before they join a fantasy league..........


Indeed, I am in a league with morons. I agreed to play this league because my friend is the commish... but he made WALKS a catagory. Whoever has the most innings pitched gets the loss EVERY week. He doesn't realize that with both WHIP and walks as stats, walks against your pitcher hurt you more than singles. WTF.

Oh yeah, and people who were dropped: Huff, Schmidt, Graves, Griffey, Vernon Wells, Baez, Kolb
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