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Postby Bloody Nipples » Tue Dec 21, 2004 1:05 am

I have heard of dollar values and auctions many times, but I have never really figured out exactly what goes on in an auction league draft. Are there rounds? Or do teams just buy whatever players they want? And who puts them "up for sale"?

Thanks in advance for the input.
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Postby wrveres » Tue Dec 21, 2004 1:12 am

we did a huge thread on this last offseason, I'll see if I can't dig it up
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Postby wrveres » Tue Dec 21, 2004 1:26 am

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Postby Bloody Nipples » Tue Dec 21, 2004 2:35 am

thanks guys. There was some good stuff in those threads. Kinda makes me wanna do an auction.

One specific question though. During the season, do you still have to stay below the cap?
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Postby wrveres » Tue Dec 21, 2004 2:41 am

Bloody Nipples wrote:thanks guys. There was some good stuff in those threads. Kinda makes me wanna do an auction.

One specific question though. During the season, do you still have to stay below the cap?


depends upon the league rules, usually no, but some of them say yes. I guess it depends upon the "price" of your waiver pickups. usually they are 5.00.
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Postby shortsavage » Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:32 am

You should put the time into throwing together an auction. After that, you will never go back to snakes.
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Postby kentx12 » Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:09 am

shortsavage wrote:You should put the time into throwing together an auction. After that, you will never go back to snakes.



I disagree. I like auctions but I love a snake draft. They are addicting.
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Postby trevisc » Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:24 am

I would think that once the draft is done then it should be a free for all to pick up the WW players. If I played in an auction league that's the setup i'd prefer.
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Postby grammysboy » Tue Dec 21, 2004 10:46 am

Bloody Nipples wrote:thanks guys. There was some good stuff in those threads. Kinda makes me wanna do an auction.

One specific question though. During the season, do you still have to stay below the cap?


Nipps, we're going to do an "on-line" auction right here at the ol' Cafe. It moves pretty slowly, but the pace gives you plenty of time to decide how much you want to spend on a player. We'd love to have you. Check out:

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/foru ... hp?t=90138

Post at the end of the thread if you're interested.

Short is right, I did a couple of slow mock snakes here last off-season, then did two auction drafts. I also play in a league that uses an auction and don't think I ever want to do a snake again.
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