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Thread: 1980 Free Agent Auction

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    Quote Originally Posted by scubadan View Post
    Sorry, I have another question. If FA bidding ended right now and players were awarded to teams based on their high bids, my records show the Iron would have 49 players and the Angels would have 56. How does this work itself out?
    before season starts they have to cut down to 40 players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scubadan View Post
    Ouch! Does that mean if someone releases them, I can pick them up for free? I suppose there can be some good trades to be had if teams have to unload players.
    Close. Any released players can be picked by another team for a minimum wage contract on a first come first serve basis.
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    Badgers bid 3.500 on Tom Paciorek
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    badgers bid 2.000 on John Stearns
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    badgers bid 4.000 on Art Howe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windy City Fan View Post
    Close. Any released players can be picked by another team for a minimum wage contract on a first come first serve basis.
    Then why am I getting into bidding wars with these guys loaded with cash. I should just sit back, hope they end up over 40, hope they cut the guy(s) I want, hope I'm watching the waiver wire when they cut them and then hope I'm the quickest typist. Wait...that's a lot of hoping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scubadan View Post
    Then why am I getting into bidding wars with these guys loaded with cash. I should just sit back, hope they end up over 40, hope they cut the guy(s) I want, hope I'm watching the waiver wire when they cut them and then hope I'm the quickest typist. Wait...that's a lot of hoping.
    Well past experience says if a team signs someone who's fairly useful at or below market value, even if they are over 40 on the roster they'll usually be able to get market value in a trade, or close to it. Usually guys who end up getting cut are minimum wage guys, most other guys find a home somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windy City Fan View Post
    Well past experience says if a team signs someone who's fairly useful at or below market value, even if they are over 40 on the roster they'll usually be able to get market value in a trade, or close to it. Usually guys who end up getting cut are minimum wage guys, most other guys find a home somewhere.
    I was just joking when I said that. I feel like when I go to an auction on a Saturday morning and I keep seeing stuff I want to buy. While I watch the bidding go up, I'm digging through my pockets to find I didn't bring enough money to the auction.
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    Most times when team ends up with more than 40 players, the cuts are players owned before going into FA bidding.
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    Right now the Iron are leading on 28 players out of those 12 are minimum wage which I would have no problem cutting .

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    Hard Cider bid 1M on Bud Harrelson

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    Iron bid 1M on Ruppert Jones

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    Thunder 1.25 Bud Harrelson
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    Iron bid 2M on Ray Knight

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    Hard Cider bid 2M on Bud Harrelson

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    Iron bid 3.5M on Gene Tenace

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    Iron bid 4M on Tom Paciorek

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    Iron bid 1M on Steve Garvey

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    Quote Originally Posted by catcher24 View Post
    I was checking to see how much everyone had going in and I didn't find the salary figures at the start of the auction anywhere for the Angels, Boys and Dust Bunnies. Not a big concern, but it would be nice to know what I'm up against - ie, am I wasting time and effort bidding against these guys or not?
    See Post #28 in this Thread for the DB data.
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