Thread: Stage Four

It doesn’t exist. But we keep hoping.

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Howard Lynch LynchMob
Mar 3

I think it it is still too early to worry about unsigned players in home "only" leagues.  I know last year Arietta and Greg Holland were in the minors the first week of the season because they didn't sign until March, and thus were relegated in my leagues to reserves (or, in the one with no reserves, free agent bids upon promotion).  But I don't believe any impact batter was.  Moustakas I think was the last to sign, around Mar. 10, and was ready to go with a two and half weeks ST.

John Thomas Roll2
Feb 15

Seems fair. I think letting the market decide is the best thing. There is risk. There is reward. Let the market sort that out.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Feb 15

Here's what I just proposed for my home league to handle the scenario where players like Harper and/or Machado are still unsigned (or still not on active NL roster) on our Auction/Draft Day ...

                On Draft Day, if you have an Unsigned Free Agent on your roster at a salary of 16 or more, then he goes into the auction on your active roster  

                Any Unsigned Free Agents that are not already on an roto roster going into the auction can be bid upon, with a minimum bid of 16.

The point of the "16" is ... if a player isn't worth 16, then it's OK for him to go in the Reserve Draft (where he will get a salary of 15 if taken in the first round).

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Feb 15

We could use a player page for Ryan Brasier. 

Scott Shea SJS
Feb 6

The CBS only league auctions should be challenging if Harper, Machado, et al. remain unsigned then.

John Thomas Roll2
Feb 4

Thanks, Tim and Phil, for carrying the banner of Patton & Co.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 4

Tex and yours truly were invited to partake in a 12-team Mixed Mock at the end of last week, hosted by Scott White. I normally do mostly 15-team Mixed, so it was a chance to give a smaller format a good look-see. Here's the results for your perusal.  https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/2019-fantasy-baseball-draft-prep-latest-rotisserie-mock-draft-emphasizes-the-need-for-speed/

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Feb 4

Somthing vaguely similar happened in the NL-only league home Texpope and I call home last year.  Greg Holland was unsigned and not on an MLB roster on opening day.  So he was kept as an ultra roster player at $23b and was an auction freebie.  That looked awesome in April but did not pan out.

For me as the owner of a must-keep $51 Machado, if he signs with an NL team but is not on an opening day roster, that is the dream scenario.  Harper's owner at $42 would be just as pleased.

If either were a unowned free agent, we'd very likely vote to simply make them auction eligible lwith the conditions described below... you get FAAB back if they sign with an AL team.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Feb 2

"JUSTICE CRIES OUT!"

Mike Dean TMU2009
Feb 1