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  • Maybe you're right. The way it's worded (in the version of the rules I copied, which is old) was a bit unclear.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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    • Dan (Erik) is correct. The RFA rule applies only to players who the team signed as a rookie and are still with the team. It basically replaces the CKL Hometown Discount rule.

      Dan (Scuba) makes an excellent argument for allowing a 1901 player to be designated as a Franchise Player. If I can't designate Honus Wagner, who already has four seasons (including one of his best) gone, then why should someone in 1905 be able to tag Cobb, or someone in 1907 be able to tag Walter Johnson? As mentioned in my previous post as well, chances are the guys in this formation draft who get Wagner, Lajoie and Mathewson are going to field decent teams for several years, so won't even be in the running to get Cobb or Johnson. Raising the FP tag to a higher salary would likely have the same effect it has had in the CKL - almost total elimination of the FP, because there aren't that many players who are worth that much. But of course those guys who luck into Cobb, Speaker, Johnson and later on Ruth, Hornsby and Gehrig will be happy to do so. And remember that even tanking a season is no guarantee, since it is still based on a lottery of the bottom four teams.

      All that being said, it is Rich's league, and if he insists that the 1901 draft class is not eligible to be FP, then so be it. Maybe we could vote on that as well. I believe I also mentioned earlier that with the RFA rule, I could certainly live without the FP rule, but some tweaking might be good to that as well.
      You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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      • Originally posted by catcher24 View Post
        All that being said, it is Rich's league, and if he insists that the 1901 draft class is not eligible to be FP, then so be it. Maybe we could vote on that as well. I believe I also mentioned earlier that with the RFA rule, I could certainly live without the FP rule, but some tweaking might be good to that as well.
        I guess we can vote on it by voting to eliminate the FP rule.
        Dan
        CKL - Maloy Boys
        P2PKL - Detroit Tigers

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        • we could do the RFA auction in rounds .... I can put all the players who are eligible for RFA into a hat and draw 10 names at a time. every owner has the option to bid on any of the ten players, and at the end of the day the players are either signed by the highest bidder or are retained. the next day we do 10 more and so on till they are all signe. that way we can better manage our rosters during this process.
          Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. ~Toby Harrah

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          • Originally posted by rmadachik View Post
            we could do the RFA auction in rounds .... I can put all the players who are eligible for RFA into a hat and draw 10 names at a time. every owner has the option to bid on any of the ten players, and at the end of the day the players are either signed by the highest bidder or are retained. the next day we do 10 more and so on till they are all signe. that way we can better manage our rosters during this process.
            That sounds like a very good compromise. The number could be changed, maybe to 5 or 6 per round, but the idea is an excellent one.
            You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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            • sounds good to me. It sems like the issue of 1901 drafted players is becoming a sticking point for some. I am kinda hoping the franchise player rule gets shot down to make some of that debate go away. One thing that has always concerned me is the ability to tank a season in order to get a chance at a franchise player and that sentiment is understandable.
              Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. ~Toby Harrah

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              • At the beginning of the RFA auction I will post a schedule of which players will be bid on each day. That will also help owners manage their resources better. It kinda is similar to how Scott Carter did the original draft for PAP2 for those who were around for that.
                Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. ~Toby Harrah

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                • How's this one?
                  pioneers.jpg
                  Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. ~Toby Harrah

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                  • here's the sharkstigershark.jpg
                    Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. ~Toby Harrah

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                    • Originally posted by rmadachik View Post
                      At the beginning of the RFA auction I will post a schedule of which players will be bid on each day. That will also help owners manage their resources better. It kinda is similar to how Scott Carter did the original draft for PAP2 for those who were around for that.
                      I don't know about everyone else, but this sounds like a good adjustment to the RFA rule and I think it will work well.
                      You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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                      • Originally posted by rmadachik View Post
                        How's this one?
                        [ATTACH]104943[/ATTACH]
                        Yeah that looks nice! Thanks!

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                        • I had drawn for league placement but forgot to post it.

                          American League
                          Bums
                          Express
                          Inmates
                          Pioneers
                          Rams
                          Tigers

                          National League
                          Angels
                          Barons
                          Dragons
                          Kumquats
                          Sharks
                          Spiders


                          And I now see that the American League holds the first 4 picks of the draft.
                          Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. ~Toby Harrah

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                          • Both leagues still use DH, correct?
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxgNjMTPIs

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                            • Well, at least I'm not in Mark's and Jack's division again. Not in Garry's either.

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                              • Originally posted by Wade8813 View Post
                                Both leagues still use DH, correct?
                                Yes both will use the DH
                                Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. ~Toby Harrah

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