Green voted Yes
Red voted No
Dfan25 has given the go ahead on a number of items, so, as promised, your update by the end of the week.
1. Each team may retain up to eight keepers for the 2013 season.
2. The tax will be the same as last season:
a. Drafted players: draft cost + $3
b. Undrafted players/free agents: $5
3. I posted this at the start of the season, but I initially screwed up Tim Lincecum’s keeper value. I incorrectly listed Lincecum at $28 instead of $38. The corrected value will apply to next season, so he will cost $41 to keep for 2013, not $31. You were all notified of this shortly after the draft, so this should not be a surprise.
4. We are considering ways to keep people involved in the day-to-day responsibilities of managing, and we thought that one way to do so would be to factor in the waiver wire a bit more.
Please read the following proposal, weigh in with a post containing your thoughts, and vote.
* The abstain option is available should anyone want to defer their judgement/vote to a later date.
Important to note, this is only a proposal.
* The league could be arranged such that any keeper who is dropped and hits free agency, their keeper cost would then be wiped clean. Their keeper cost would then be considered the same as an undrafted player or free agent for the subsequent season ($5).
* If a player is dropped, claimed, and does not clear waivers, however, they would retain their keeper cost.
Player X gets drafted for $20, but then undergoes season ending surgery. Player X gets dropped and clears waivers. The next season, if someone decides to use a roster space on Player X via free agency, Player X would only have a $5 keeper cost instead of $23 -- the price of an undrafted player instead of the initial draft price + $3 (I’m being redundant, but I want this all to makes sense).
Player X gets drafted for $10, but is under-performing and later dropped for a prospect called up in June. Player X is claimed off of waivers and is awarded to the team with the appropriate waiver priority. Player X retains their draft value and would cost $13 to keep the following season -- draft cost + $3.
This would serve as an incentive for everyone to pay attention to the league on a more regular basis. People would at least have to stay up on the waiver wire if they wanted to catch potential bargain keepers.
Looking at the waiver wire now, this would mean that Michael Cuddyer could be claimed off waivers and kept for $10 (draft cost of $7 + $3), or people could take the risk of letting him clear waivers to try to keep him for $5.
Again, this potential amendment to the league is only in the discussion phase. If the reaction is positive, and we decide to make this change, it would not be implemented until the start of next season.
Good luck and enjoy your weekend.