Nov 30, 2011

Wednesday Waiver Wire- Week 13

It is Wednesday again already! Here are this week's waiver claims:

Angler Pigs:
Pierre Thomas, RB NO: 4yrs, $2.5

TE Anthony Fasano

White Star Fleet:
Jared Cook, TE TEN: 4yrs, $0.25
Denver DST: 2yrs, $0.25

TE Jake Ballard
Buffalo DST

Nov 23, 2011

Wednesday Waiver Wire: Week 12

Some competition on the Waiver Wire this week as the regular season heads into the final stretch:

Angler Pigs:
Kevin Smith, RB DET: 2 yrs, $2.5
Chris Ogbonnaya, RB CLE: 2 yrs, $2 (total value: $4.25)

TE Tony Sheffler
TE Brent Celek

Lehman Demons:
Jake Locker, QB TEN: 4 yrs, $1.25 (total value: $6.5)

Chris Ogbonnaya, RB CLE: 1 yr, $.25 (total value: $0.25)

Red Hawks:
Matt Morre, QB MIA: 1yr, $2

Jake Locker, QB TEN: 3 yrs, $0.25 (total value: $1.5)

Nov 20, 2011

Commish Notes

Ten weeks went by with nothing but smooth sailing for our league. Week 11 has been a bit bumpy. So I just wanted to take a moment to keep everyone up-to-date and on the same page.
There was some controversy regarding the trade last week when it was discovered that the trade put one of the teams over the salary cap. The Constitution states that "If a trade does put you over your roster or salary limits you must also drop a player to make the appropriate room. If you are under the minimum roster constraint after the trade, you will be given until the Sunday after the trade is processed to bring your roster up to the 23 minimum limit." (section V.C). This rule does not state when a team must come into agreement with the salary cap, not does it specify a penalty for going over the cap.

In the end, the trade was allowed to stand. It is the first year of the League, we are all adjusting to the salary cap, and the rules were not clear. This is something we will have to address come January when rule changes are allowed. Just as a reminder though, the League is NOT responsible for keeping your team salary up-to-date and posted. It is your responsibility as a manager to know the status of your team when you make roster moves. In other words, should future cap infractions take place, you saying "I did not know I would go over the cap" is not a valid appeal.

Any time I make a ruling, on anything, anyone in the league is allowed to appeal the ruling. If the appealing parties have a valid reason to appeal, I may overturn the decision. If it is a tough call, I will ask the League to vote. I am open to what others think...I am learning about this League and adapting to it as much as you are.
You may also notice that I had to do some Commish adjustments to the Angler Pigs and Rabid Penguins.This was because the Jacksonville DST, which was claimed by the Angler Pigs on waivers, was accidentally picked up the Rabid Penguins. The Rabid Penguins were notified of the adjustment immediately and had no problems with it. Additionally, I had to use the Commish tools to drop the Denver DST, which was a waiver-drop from the Angler Pigs, since Denver's game had already passed. Just a reminder: players from waivers must be picked up by the time their game starts (IV.D paragraph 3).
 We have a problem regarding the Pkayoffs. Yahoo's first playoff tie-breaker is fantasy points scored. Our constitution uses division record as the first tie-break. There is no way to change Yahoo's system. So we have two options: 1) eliminate Yahoo's playoffs, and I will adjust the week 15 and week 16 schedule manually to match our playoffs. 2) go with Yahoo's format and adjust our Constitution come January. Please comment in this blog post with your preferred option. We have a couple weeks to figure this out, but we need to get moving on it asap.
Last but not least, thanks to Keith for updating the contracts file, which can be found here:

Nov 17, 2011

Wednesday Waiver Wire- Week 11

Lots of waiver claims this week...though mostly by one team. What could he possibly want with all those TE's??

Angler Pigs:
Brent Celek, TE PHI: 1yr, $1.5
Anthony Fasano, TE MIA: 1yr, $1.5
Tony Scheffler, TE DET: 1yr, $1.5
Damian Williams, WR TEN: 2yr, $1
Jacksonville DST: 1yr, $.5

WR Mike Sims-Walker
RB Jerome Harrison
RB Alfonso Smith
Denver DST
Washington DST

White Star Fleet:
Jake Ballard, TE NYG: 1yr, $1

WR Devery Henderson

Nov 10, 2011

Pending Trade

A trade is pending between the Red Hawks and the Rabid Penguins:

TO RED HAWKS: 2012 2nd Round Rookie Draft Pick

Since this is the first trade we are dealing with, here is a quick summary of how this works:
1) From now until 1:15pm on Friday, anyone may offer either owner a trade for the players/picks involved in this trade. Either owner may cancel this pending trade for one of the new offers. BOTH managers must email the League by 1:15pm tomorrow if a new trade has been agreed to.
2) From 1:15pm Friday-1:15pm Saturday, the owners not involved in the trade will vote via email for or against the trade. If you do not vote, it is assumed you approve the trade. If 5 owners vote against the trade, it is vetoed. Otherwise, the trade will be complete.

So let the fun begin!

Oh...and another note...any other trades must be complete, with ALL owners emailing the league the details of the trade, by 8:19pm tonight (the kickoff of Week 10). Trades will not be allowed starting at 8:20pm tonight until 8am on March 10, 2012.

Wednesday Waiver Wire- Week 10

Its day late, but it doesn't matter. Second week in a row with no waiver activity.

Nov 2, 2011

Wednesday Waiver Wire- Week 8

An Estonian Proverb: "Silence is sometimes the answer"

No waiver claims this week. Seems everyone thinks a quiet waiver wire is the answer.