Little Johnny wrote:
Doesn't it present a problem if, for example, 3 shortstops are nominated for bid at the same time? What if you have one in mind you really want and at the last minute someone decides to ramp up the bid significantly? Now you don't want to pay as much for him but you've missed out on the other 2 that you may have been interested in otherwise. Is this just part of the deal?
basically this is part of the deal, it adds a bit of strategy about when you want to bid, you might want to wait for certain players to be won before you bid or you might want to bid before they are won...for example, i really wanted both matsuzaka and felix in one of my leagues but everytime i'd bid on one i'd get outbid on the other, i eventually got it to where i was the high bidder on felix with matsuzaka having a later time stamp, i was able to wait for felix to be won and then bid on matsuzaka...its just a new element of strategy that you have to deal with and i actually quite enjoy it as it takes a bit of planning...there are going to be times like the scenario that you described, where there is just nothing you can do but its actually pretty rare