ajlaz wrote:Wondering if anyone has ever tried the following (or some sort of variation) for their football waiver wire system. Any suggestions, comments would be appreciated.
Each team would have $100 for waiver pickups throughout the course of the year and there would be a bid process once a week for pickup. Simply put, the highest bidder on a certain player would get that player.
Anyone ever have problems with this? Great system? Poor system?
We've used a bidding system similar to this since 1993 in our $ league.
Monday - Wednesday each week all free agents are in a pool that allows owners to bid on whomever they want, up to their season bidding cap. (we've found about 1/4th to 1/3rd of the entry fee is decent $ cap).
Tie $ bids go to the earlier bid submitted. Commish announces on all bid winners on Wed nite.
All free agent players not acquired via the bid system then become available on a fcfs basis to anyone who wants to claim them for $1 per player up until games start. After the games begin, then all players are locked down again until the next week's bidding cycle.
It is a much more equitable system than the various waiver priority systems.
Works great, our owners love it.