j24jags wrote:The premise is that if a top prospect is called up and is added then it is not fair that the person with the #1 priority gets to keep a top prospect for such a low price.
Some people are better than others at managing where they sit in waivers order. There is always going to be someone first in line for waivers no matter how they got there. If you don't want someone to luck out because they are first in line when a stud gets called up, change the waiver order to reverse order of standings.
Or maybe there should be some concern when a team gets hit with a rash of injuries and has to waive a good player because he needs a replacement and can't add anybody to the DL. Whoever is high up on the waiver priority may be able to claim the good player and stash him. Is that "fair"? What defines "fair"? It's all part of the strategy of the game and whether to give priority to this year or next year.
This league doesn't use contracts or salary caps so there is only a certain amount of strategy that can be used in building a team for the future. Why limit that ability even more?