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Prospect Bidding
#1
Current Rules

PC bids cost 300k plus whatever additional signing bonus you offer and from opening day onward the thread starter receives a 20% discount if they win the player (so PC+700K costs them 800k total). The first $3m you spend on prospects comes from your bonus pool (anything after is from regular cap).

Are any changes required?

I know that some people think that the reward for the thread starter should be greater. 

One possible idea is a 50% discount on the additional bonus amount (above the 300k) with a maximum saving of $1.5m.

Another angle is that there should perhaps be a cap on the number of prospects you can win (after the initial FA period) where you didn't start the thread. This would limit how much you could profit off the research of others and encourage you to 'learn how to fish'.

Maybe a max of 7 per season with no more than 3 from any one team?

Thoughts and opinions appreciated.
BTL-Twins, BTN-Cards, NP-Rockies
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#2
Thanks, Ace. I’d support a larger discount for the thread starter. I'd be opposed to a cap on TOTAL prospects you can win, but I'd be open to the idea of limiting the # of wins for threads you didn't start on your own (or a tax).

With a cost associated, it already serves as a semi-preventive measure for a crazy amount of bids.

Rebuilding teams are also likely to have more cash available and need to bid on more prospects, so it would hurt those teams more to limit their ability to prospect.

Throwing out an idea for discounts provided to teams that start the thread:
50% discount for players $900k or less, 30% discount $1m-$3m, 20% discount 3m and above. Haven't ironed out these numbers.
BTL - Mariners : BTN - Mariners : NP - Astros
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#3
I would not want a cap on prospects I can win on bids I didn't start.  I do plenty of research, but I may not find a guy until someone brings him to my attention.  

I'm good with a larger discount on the thread starter as I think that's a small but relevant incentive.
David
NP-PIT, BTL - MIL, MB3 - NYM
(But a REAL Cubs fan bleedin' Cubbie blue through and through!)

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#4
Perhaps rather than a cap (which could put people off bidding entirely) there could be a tax. So for players 6-10 where you didn't start the thread (after the initial FA period) you'd pay 500k extra after bidding had finished. 11+ would be $1m.

It functions kind of like a minimum raise (which a few people are in favor of) but you get a mulligan on the first few times where a guy was on your radar and someone else posted while you were deciding who to open bids on or when someone just slipped through your net.

Plus it doesn't artificially raise the auction costs (as a minimum raise would) so doesn't disadvantage teams low on cap.
BTL-Twins, BTN-Cards, NP-Rockies
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#5
I agree with what grantklein wrote.  I think he has a great perspective on this.  I like the tax idea, but didn't understand this paragraph:  "Perhaps rather than a cap (which could put people off bidding entirely) there could be a tax. So for players 6-10 where you didn't start the thread (after the initial FA period) you'd pay 500k extra after bidding had finished. 11+ would be $1m."  Can you give an example?
BTL- Pit, NP- KC
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#6
50 pct seems a bit much. But 1/4 if 1 mill or less bid or 1/3 if more, seems fair. I like these ideas ace! Mwximum should be a hit higher too imo... Maybe 2m vs 1.5 at least.

Also, please either don't have a maximum prospect bids OR set a far higher number (15? 12 at the least!!!). I know when i took Phil's on, I had to make all new pc auctions bc we had like nothing in the farm to use.
MB3, NP =  Dodgers
BTL =  Phillies (Former GM, Now owner!)
KTR  (Suns) - GM , QFL (Falcons) - GM
NFLC (Chiefs) - Owner

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#7
(01-17-2020, 12:33 PM)alanv25 Wrote: So for players 6-10 where you didn't start the thread (after the initial FA period) you'd pay 500k extra after bidding had finished. 11+ would be $1m."  Can you give an example?

6th player won at PC+700k ($1m total). You would be charged $1.5m for this signing. I think there's merit in some dispensation for non-playoff teams and/or new owners.

(01-17-2020, 01:00 PM)WilliamX Wrote: Also, please either don't have a maximum prospect bids. I know when i took Phil's on, I had to make all new pc auctions bc we had like nothing in the farm to use.

A cap on total bids was never under consideration.
BTL-Twins, BTN-Cards, NP-Rockies
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#8
great!
MB3, NP =  Dodgers
BTL =  Phillies (Former GM, Now owner!)
KTR  (Suns) - GM , QFL (Falcons) - GM
NFLC (Chiefs) - Owner

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#9
Thanks for the example.  Perhaps the league can vote on the percent.
BTL- Pit, NP- KC
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