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fleafounder Admin May 17 '75

We released a new feature today that allows waiver claims to be resolved using a blind bid auction instead of (often rank-based) priority.

How it works

In the past claims for the same player were awarded to the team with the best waiver position.

Now you can use a blind-bid auction system. Here, players are awarded to the team that submits the highest bid (if there is a tie, the player will be awarded to the team with the worst rank). Each time one of your claims is processed, the bid amount will be deducted from your remaining budget.

How to set it up

Edit your league's waiver claim options and select the initial budget for each team (also editable on a team-by-team basis throughout the year).

You can manage your claims as usual on your team's waiver claims page.

How to test it out

If you are curious as to how this works or you want to help test this for football, create a baseball league. The waiver options are exactly the same as in football.

Let us know if there are any problems or if you have any suggestions.

Thanks.

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yomynameismike1 May 21 '76

A couple quick questions on this feature.

1. if a teams budget runs out, they can still bid on the player (obviously 0 if they have none left) and then just not get him if someone else bids?

2. say if you bid $12 on a player, and the 2nd highest bids $9, Do you get the player for $10 or are you still paying $12?

Thanks

Volt May 22 '76

1. You can still bid on waivers, but the amount will be 0, so if anyone does bid at least a $1 then that person has no chance.

2. You pay whatever amount you bid. If you bid $50 and the next highest is $1, you still lose $50 when you get the player.

PhilH May 22 '76

It would be great if the you could set a min bid amount, in our league there is a $2 min bid, if you are the lone bidder at $10 you only have to pay the minimum.........

yomynameismike1 May 22 '76

ohh ok thats what i thought, Thanks i appreciate it.

Mister_T May 29 '76

Being able to still bid 0 is a good feature. Yahoo doesn't do this.