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Rule Change Proposal:
- PART A:
that the league setting "New players become available" be changed from 'As soon as Yahoo! adds them' to 'Wait until called up to Majors'.
- PART B:
that waiver position, from this season forward, be carried over from year to year. Example: the final waiver positions from 2010 will be the initial waiver positions for 2011, except where affected by any trading of waiver positions.
- PART C:
that initial waiver positions for the 2010 season will be chosen at random. This will be done, if possible, by a neutral party; if this is not possible in a timely manner, TheZenador or KingCorran will provide a fair random draw. Lonnie and/or Dr. Detecto (at minimum) will be approached to see if one is willing to provide this service.
- PART D:
that the prior proposal - #1 for the 2010 offseason, consisting solely of PART A of this proposal - be rejected (as a separate proposal from this one).
- All my reasoning from the original proposal thread
- In short, Part A makes the waiver pick more interesting again by making it more powerful... exactly the way it's always been except for last year (2009). It becomes a valuable part of the long-term game rather than an afterthought.
- Part B means that long-term strategy for the waiver position increases. One may wait perhaps 3-4 years to get a #1 pick and a top super-prospect... settle for more frequent top prospects in the 5-10 range... or spend picks regularly to pick up minor players. Regardless, everyone gets equal access to top waiver picks over time, regardless of their performance in the league.
- Part B also means that top teams are actually weakened slightly by this proposal, and weak teams strengthened. Top teams no longer automatically get the strengthened high waiver picks; mid-rank and lower-rank teams now have an equal chance to start with them in any given season. This proposal definitely aids the lower and mid-level teams at the expense of the higher-ranked teams from the previous year.
- Part C removes this extra initial power from automatically going to the 2009 top finishers - a concern in the prior proposal. The same league-balancing concept applies in the first year as in future years, because initial position is randomly selected by a non-involved party. Everyone has a chance at #1 this year. (This is more fair than using 2009 final waiver positions, because those positions were not intended to be carried over to 2010... and that consequence should be known when it applies).
- Part D is simply cleanup - gets rid of the prior unresolved proposal in an official manner if this proposal passes. (If this proposal does not pass, that one will still be open).
Thanks for your consideration!
Votes made on this full proposal in the last thread are included automatically, but votes that were only on the partial original proposal are not (as this is an entirely different proposal when the two ideas are combined). VOTE NOW!
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