The Drafts are Complete! Fie on those who took my favorite picks.
Jerry and Mark B should have updated files soon.
4th Trading Period Mon. 6/30 - Fri. 7/11
All trades during this time must involve an equal exchange of players so that each team stays at the 52 player roster requirement. Trades can involve any player on your roster including drafted rookies (who don't count against the 52 player requirement) and 2015 draft picks. The salary cap is now $93m. The waiver wire is closed until after the first week of the season with this exception: trades made during the third (pre-rookie draft) trading period that will now be applied. A very short window will be opened for those owners involved in such trades to drop excess players or pick up a player on the waiver wire if necessary. Added Free Agents cost $.500m per player. One of these days the League Office will review rosters for compliance. If you don't hear from us, you are good to go. An opportunity will be given to correct roster deficiencies before fines are imposed.
Enjoy the summer and we'll see everybody back in late August.
You'll need to register again using the EXACT three letter team code you used when registering for the Free Agent Draft.
You are expected to make a pick in every slot available to you. For record keeping reasons, if you miss a pick, make sure you UNSKIP it before 11pm ET that day otherwise you'll risk losing that pick opportunity. Use the Autopick if you aren't going to be available to make a pick (delay set, again, to 15 minutes).
Trading closes Monday night at 10pm ET.
A tip of the hat to Salem coach Jeff Paulson who traded out of a salary cap mess into 7(!) picks in the first two rounds of the rookie draft.
SCHEDULE Monday 6/23 - Round One Tuesday - Rounds Two and Three Wednesday - Rounds Four and Five Thursday - Rounds Six and Seven
Pheww! The long arduous free agent draft is complete and a week ahead of schedule! It's been exhausting here in the League Office but despite the glitches, I think everyone will agree that the new software is a vast improvement over the old way of doing things. Thanks to all for their patience as we worked through the problems and special thanks to Mark Haucke who found and funded the new software, Mark Hackworth for testing it out with me before we went live, and Mark Blume and Jerry Banko for keeping the books so timely.