Author Topic: 2nd Tier Primer  (Read 783 times)

Robb

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2nd Tier Primer
« on: 15 Feb 2006 10:01:22 AM »
For those of you new to the game (and those that are a little rusty), here is a brief description of the way the 2nd tier of free agency will run, starting on Monday.

On each day of the 2nd tier (Monday's through Friday's), each team will have ONE and only ONE bid.  You may choose to use your bid in one of two way's.

1.  To bid on a player that has not yet been bid on.

2.  To out-bid a player that was bid on the previous day.

Once a player has been bid on, GM's only have one day to up the bidding on said player.  If no one places a higher bid in the 2nd day, the player is awarded to the original GM.  If someone places a higher bid, then the two GM's in question enter into a bidding war for the services of the player of interest.

Examples are always good, so:

Day 1

Cardinals bid $2 on FA1
Reds bid $1 on FA1
Dodgers bid $3 on FA2

Day 2

Cardinals are announced as leading bidder on FA1 at $2
Dodgers are announced as leading bidder on FA2 at $3

Cardinals bid $1 on FA3
Reds bid $3 on FA1
Dodgers bid $2 on FA3

Day 3

Cardinals and Reds enter into a bidding war for FA1
Dodgers are awared FA2 at $3
Dodgers are announced as leading bidder on FA3 for $2

And on it goes.  Note that it is entirely possible to end up entering into 2 bidding wars on the same day.  Bidding wars must be resolved by the two GM's in question outside of league involvement, with no deadline for coming to a resolution.  However, most wars only last about a day, since there is an incentive for both GM's to know their payroll situation as soon as possible.

If there are futher questions, see the rules or ask.