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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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    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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    Dust Bunnies bid $5.25M on Oscar Gamble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sockeye View Post
    No problem at all Lew. Jack's was posted in #28. Hope this helps.
    Very helpful. Thanks to all three of you (Garry, Dan, Jack) for pointing out my oversite.
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    Dust Bunnies bid $1.50M on Champ Summers.
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    Dust Bunnies bid $3.25M on Dennis Leonard.
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    Dust Bunnies bid 1.00M on Richie Hebner.
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    Dust Bunnies bid $4.25M on Tom Paciorek.
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    Angels - Champ Summers - 1.75
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