j24jags wrote:It's not quite fair to do away with waivers. Whoever is selected at 12th overall will probably not be as good as Hanley Ramirez, so CadensDad deserves a better waiver priority than chris8. Also, if one person checks the Yahoo league 24/7, they would get every new top prospect added to Yahoo if we did away with waivers, which obviously would not be fair. If I am in class and GM A is at work, it is not fair that GM B is home sick and picks up Baseball America's top prospect who happens to be added to Yahoo that day.
I think I'm leaning towards the idea of not keeping FAs/WW pickups...
I agree that waivers should not be abolished which is a whole different issue than keeping FAs. But I don't see the link between your first comment and your conclusion of not keeping in-season pickups.
If a GM is smart or lucky enough to pick up a FA that turns out to be keeper material, why penalize him because no one else picked the player up. Back in 2005 I picked up Papelbon the day he was called up. He was later sent down the same season, but I kept him on my roster because I had followed him his whole minor league career and had high expectations. I put him on my keeper list for the next season and was rewarded. There are going to be rookies (like Ryan Braun), or set up guys that become closers, that get picked up during the season. If a GM has them on his roster, why tell him that he can't keep them for next season? We can only keep 5 players so I don't understand having any kind of restriction as to who can be kept other than a 3 year limit. Just my 2 cents.