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Franchise GM / Re: 60 Day Trade Restriction Rule Proposal
« on: Today at 08:55:09 PM »
Since this is a discussion thread, I want to offer this:

1. Easier for the commissioner
I think it is safe to say I will not be Commissioner forever, so leaving me out of it, if thinking about future Commissioners, abolishing the 60 day rule will not be a significant change it terms of time saved.  Although I whined about it in another thread, entering and removing signing dates is not a big deal and should not even be considered when weighing the merits of the 60 day moratorium.

2. Mirrors the MLB

This facet of FGM really needs to be seriously considered because it is something our league has always prided ourselves on.  I agree that in MLB, contracted players can be traded at any time (except between the trading deadline and the end of the World Series).  With that, MLB got rid of August waiver trades and so did weóand there wasnít any pushback on that issue.  I know we all run our teams differently, but are we acquiring free agents to improve our teams or are we acquiring them as trade bait?  Either way, waiting 60 days to trade them away doesnít seem like a giant obstacle.  Given injuries, roster changes, and whatever else happens on the MLB level, all of the players on our 40 MLB/20 MiLB are not limited by a 60 day moratorium.

As for players acquired in the FYPD, our 60 Day trade moratorium does mirror MLB, but is not nearly as stringent.  MLB teams abide by the rule and it is certainly enforced.  However, since we hold our FYPD in November and not June, we have modified the rule because if we held our draft in July (after the June draft), the FYPD would drastically affect our competitive rosters (in-season as opposed to off-season).  So our 60 day moratorium is a compromise of a sort and upholds the spirit of the current MLB rule of 90 days or after the World Series.

ďA player who signs after being selected in the MLB Rule 4 Draft (First-Year Player Draft) or who was eligible for selection in the Rule 4 Draft but was not selected and who signs with an MLB club as a Non-Drafted Free-agent (NDFA) cannot be traded for at least 90 days or until after the conclusion of the World Series (no earlier than 9 AM on the day after the final game of the World Series), whichever comes last.
NOTE: Previously, a player signed after being selected in the MLB Rule 4 Draft could not be traded until the first anniversary of the player signing his first contract.Ē

In the last vote I advocated for the abolition of the June 1st free agent freeze because it did not mirror anything in MLB.  Abolishing the June 1st date and keeping the 60 day trade moratorium was a compromise to be sure, but I still donít agree with the premise that it isnít warranted because of the inevitability of a player being traded.  Interrupting immediate gratification isnít really a solid reason for a rule that has worked for the 11 years this league has been in existence.  This is free league but not a free for all when it comes to league participation.

Finally, as far as activity, trading is great, but looking back throughout the years, only a limited amount of GMs actually negotiate trades.  Some are very active and some have never been a part of any trade in FGM.  Activity in free agency during the off-season and throughout is a gauge of actual activity.  Changing Fantrax lineups and monitoring MiLB promotions to the MLB are other forms of activity. 

Getting rid of the 60 day rule for FYPD players is not warranted from my perspective.  As for newly signed free agents, I am still on the fence.

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Franchise GM: Draft Board / Re: 2019 FYPD Draft Thread
« on: Today at 05:37:54 PM »
7-18 :TEX: On the Clock until 9:49 pm ET

7-21 :SF: On Deck

7-28 :COL: In the Hole

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Franchise GM: Draft Board / Re: 2019 FYPD Draft Thread
« on: Today at 02:47:52 PM »
7-15 :STL: On the Clock until 8:45 pm ET

7-18 :TEX: On Deck

7-21 :SF: In the Hole

PM sent


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Franchise GM: Draft Board / Re: 2019 FYPD Draft Thread
« on: Today at 02:45:58 PM »
7-9 :PIT: Ryan Kreidler UCLA 3B Autopick

7-11 :MIA-MLB: Cody Freeman Etiwanda HS, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. SS   Autopick

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Franchise GM: Draft Board / Re: 2019 FYPD Draft Thread
« on: Today at 12:02:52 PM »
7-8 :ATL: On the Clock until 7:00 pm ET

7-9 :PIT: Autopick

7-11 :MIA-MLB: Autopick

7-15 :STL: On Deck

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Franchise GM: Draft Board / Re: 2019 FYPD Draft Thread
« on: Today at 11:59:49 AM »
7-3 :NYM: Avery Short Southport HS, Indianapolis LHP Autopick

7-7 :MIN: Justin Slaten New Mexico RHP Autopick

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Franchise GM: Draft Board / Re: 2019 FYPD Draft Thread
« on: Today at 02:22:03 AM »
7-2 :NYY: On the Clock until 8:32 am ET

7-3 :NYM: Autopick

7-7 :MIN: Autopick

7-8 :ATL: On Deck

PM sent

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Release following players
Tomas Nido c .500 p-2022
Tyler White ci 3m 2020 2.7m cap hit
Nick Martini of .500 p-2022
Brad Brach rp 2m 2020 1.8m cap hit

Processed - All Rosters Updated 11.19.19

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Promote:
OF Davis, Jaylin, $0.5m (P-n/a)
RP Webb, Jacob, $0.5m (P-n/a)

Fantraxed

Processed - All Rosters Updated 11/19/19

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Release following players
Tomas Nido c .500 p-2022
Tyler White ci 3m 2020 2.7m cap hit
Nick Martini of .500 p-2022
Brad Brach rp 2m 2020 1.8m cap hit

Fantraxed 11-19-19

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