Post by D'Backs GM (JT-Commish) on Nov 17, 2012 23:02:49 GMT -5
I am exploring the idea of adding a way to extend players on your team. There are a number of factors if we choose to do this. First off we need to decide if it supported or not. If we decide we want to add an extension rule: We need to figure out how it will work, whether it is a set raise annually based on ESPN Player Rater, or a unique proposal that we vote on. These extensions would be able to be offered during any year the player is arbitration eligible. Instead of taking what happens in the MLB Arbitration Settlement, you would sign the player to an extension instead. We would also need to figure out max length, etc.
Post by Yankees GM (Reza/Matt) on Nov 18, 2012 11:20:18 GMT -5
I agree with above. Too late now, might be something to phase in. Alternately, as a compromise, I might be open to restricting free agents. Basically being able to match what someone else offered. Of course you would only get one RFA per year and you would have to identify that player before FA hits.
Post by D'Backs GM (JT-Commish) on Nov 19, 2012 23:16:15 GMT -5
I think RFA is a less extreme alternative as well. Doesn;t let you automatically keep the player by any means, just allows you to save maybe 1-2M on him in FA...Hometown discount type thing. ANy objections to adding one per year??
Post by Yankees GM (Reza/Matt) on Nov 19, 2012 23:28:19 GMT -5
Well I meant that you can match whatever a player gets in the open market. Think that would be an extra level of strategy. But I can work with your suggestion. Play in a league where you can do that. You just have to give the guy a 20% increase. Think there should be a minimum salary of 4m or something.
I don't think it's too late to add anything i personally believe that a extension system of some kind would be great.I understand they would've drafted diffrently maybe had the rule already been in place but like any other rule you learn to follow it and deal with it.I think it would be something of great enhancement towards the leagues overall enjoyment and stratergy planning.