Thread: Stage Four

It doesn’t exist. But we keep hoping.

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My home league FAABs today ...

FAAB: T Federowicz 5
FAAB: J Turner 5
FAAB: T Chatwood 6
FAAB: S Gennett 6
FAAB: A Simon 5
FAAB: R Hernandez 5
FAAB: S Fife 5
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jun 4 '13
Home League FAABS today:

Jacob Turner to Fugitive Recovery for $9.
Scotter Gennett to Money in the Banks for $7.
Cesar Hernadez to A Solid .215 for $5
Ed Lucas to The Burninators for $3
Alex Wood to Preplexing Slowball for $3
Alfredo Figaro to A Solid .215 for $3
Adam Ottovanio to Money in the Banks for $2
Eric Davis to Preplexing Slowball for $2
Kent Ostby Seadogs
Jun 4 '13
Home League FAABs today

Francisco Rodriguez at 10 to A Solid .215
Tyler Lyons at 8 to The Burninators
Jeff Kobornus at 5 to Money in the Banks
Jeremy Affeldt at 3 to Fugitive Recovery
Jeff Bianchi at 2 to Black Sox
Mark Kotsay at 2 to Black Sox
Greg Dobbs at 2 to Deer Antler Spray
Kent Ostby Seadogs
May 28 '13
Here's something you could do taken from a rule I invented for fantasy football:

1. You can bid as little as $1, but the salary for anyone won under $10 is $10

2. BUT, one time, (and one time only), during the season you may retain one player at his actual salary, even as low as $1.

The kicker, you must alert the league immediately when you want to use your one-time exemption, the day after the FAAB. If you use your exemption on someone crappy, too bad, you've used it up.

Seems like this way you avoid having a dumping team with 16 $1/$2 players, but you also give each team one shot at a potentially really valuable keep.
Keith Prosseda andypro
May 22 '13
We have $1 minimum bids for FAAB, but salary is reset to a minimum of $5 immediately. So, if you bid anywhere $1-$5 and win the salary against the cap and as a keeper is $5. Above that, the price you pay is the player's salary against the cap and going forward.

We have $100 for FAAB and our in season cap is $365 including all reserves (DL, supplemental drafted minors with rookie eligibility, and up to two major leaguers including minor leaguers who were FAABed mid-season or are not Rookie status).
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
May 22 '13
In the ADL we also like to maximize the auction pool. Our solution: anyone acquired by FAAB (even players who were bought in the auction and were dropped) is a topper the following season.

If you don't like that, I would suggest that any player who was FAABed for less than $10 has a $10 salary going forward. Players who cost more than $10 have the FAAB price as their next-year salary.
Alex Patton Alex
May 22 '13
We've perennially had owners bringing up a vote in our league to drop the minimum bid to $1 or $2 (it got voted down again this offseason). I like the $5 minimum because it does make the auction/ultra draft more important as a source of uber-cheap protects.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
May 22 '13
I'm pretty sure the source of the $5 min FAAB bid is "the book" (ie. Waggoner, et al) ... and that probably explains how/why Texpope's rules are the same ... and their reasoning, IMO, is to minimize the number of $1-$4 keepers that exist ... ie. the point of FAAB is to be for "fill-in for this year" ... and they have, and I share, an attitude of "when in doubt, make the rule such that it maximizes the number of players who will be the auction pool next season".

If you $8 left, and you bid and win a player at $3, then your done and left $3 on the table ... which isn't the end of the world, right? So if you've got $8 left and can fit an $8 player under the in-season salary cap, and you want to have a better chance of getting the player, then you bid the $8 ...
Howard Lynch LynchMob
May 22 '13
Lynch, why the $5 minimum bid? What happens when you have, say, $8 left?
Alex Patton Alex
May 22 '13
Did Burch's brother, Butch, get called up too? :-)
Howard Lynch LynchMob
May 21 '13