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Postby Gags Sports » Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:01 pm

I'm in a league that is in it's 4th season. 5x5 run by Yahoo. In the past, our normal waiver priority was 1 day and everyone else was a free agent.

During this current offseason our commish is trying to institute the following rule change:

"There will no longer be free agents. All undrafted players will be placed on waivers. Also, during the season, anytime a player is dropped from a team, he will go to waivers. In order to add a player you will have to put a claim in for this player, which will in turn affect your waiver priority. All waiver claims are processed each and every evening."

The commish's main argument for instituting this rule change is that not all managers have access to the yahoo league site from work during the day, which is true. And if the Tigers, for example, name a new closer at noon time, certain managers will have an unfair advantage.

I was hoping to get people's opinions on this rule change. Is this absurd? Does it make sense? Would you consider implementing this rule in your league?
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Postby lostraven » Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:12 pm

I've been playing for three years and every league I've been
involved in had undrafted players and dropped players go to
waivers first... but then they would become free agents after
24-72 hours.

The text makes it sound like that everyone is in a permanent
state of waivers. That seems quite absurd! I'd get the
commish to clarify that. :-?

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Postby Gags Sports » Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:18 pm

lostraven wrote:I've been playing for three years and every league I've been
involved in had undrafted players and dropped players go to
waivers first... but then they would become free agents after
24-72 hours.



I'm sorry, let me clarify.

All players remain on waivers FOR THE ENTIRE SEASON. All player claims are processed every night.

What kind of arguments can be used to combat the implementation of this rule?

Has anyone ever come across this?
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Postby Gags Sports » Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:20 pm

anyone?
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Postby Eagle Baseball » Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:36 pm

I have not played in a league that had that type of waivers but I like the idea. This rule will accomplish several things that I think are good.

1. give everyone equal opportunity to get players off waivers. your example of closer is good

2. give people with a low ww priority a chance to move up as there will be more times that you will lose ( or use ) your high ww priority and move to last on the priority.

3. make sure you mean it when you put in a ww claim. will someone put in a claim on a lesser player if they think someone else will put in a claim also and thus lose their high priority?

Some might argue that it penalizes fantasy players who work hard on improving their team and scour the news for player information. I disagree I think it will reward players who are up to date on things. It will force them to act (as in a day or two ) before everyone else which would be good and thus reward insightful players.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:52 pm

I guess it's an ok rule but I wouldn't like it because I like being the early bird and this rule effectively eliminates that.
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Postby lostraven » Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:47 pm

I commished a league for the first time on Yahoo last year.
It's not the gospel but I seem to recall one of the settings
was to have players remain on waivers.

I can certainly see the proposed benefit of having to carefully
think out your strategy if everyone is on waivers. I don't know
if it would cut down on farming pitchers in and out of rosters
though. I guess I'd first ask the commish what his/her rational
is for the change.

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Postby BeefSandwiches » Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:57 pm

I have never played in a league lilke this and I can't seem to make up my mind about it. I have typed and deleted responses at least four times. On one hand, I like being rewarded for staying on top of the game and being the first one to jump on a player and not losing waiver priority every time you pick someone up. On the other hand, I like the idea of giving every one an equal shot everyday at players.

Overall I think the fact that the waivers are run every night still allows the cream to rise to the top because the smarter players will know when to use waiver position and it will reward players who follow the league daily.

I wouldn't be opposed to the rule as it simply adds another challenge.
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Postby crapshooter » Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:27 pm

We have to do all of our transactions on Monday. Makes it pretty simple
You don't have to like 'em to own 'em!!!!
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