||A ML free agent in our world has several contracts offered to him that are the same exact value. How is it determined who he will sign with?
||When a free agent has multiple exact offers of any value at the ML level the tiebreakers are as follows: relevant IQs of the coaching staff and ballpark. If the players previous franchise is also bidding on him, then that franchise will receive a loyalty bonus. When the coaching staff is used to break the tie position players will look at the hitting IQ of the hitting coach and the fielding IQ of the fielding coach. Pitchers will look at the pitching IQ of the pitching coach and the bullpen coach. In cases where the offers are still tied and the coaching staff has been factored in ballpark is used to determine which franchise the player will sign with. Pitchers always want to pitch in a pitchers park, while position players will always want to play in a hitters park.
Four teams with max contracts out to a pitcher. The prior team is not involved.
Per the KB article, and my own experience, coaches are the first tiebreaker (note that ballparks are not mentioned unless offers are tied *after* coaching staff has been factored in).
Team 1 has a pitching coach of 97, no hired bullpen coach.
Team 2 has a pitching coach of 93, no hired bullpen coach.
Team 3 has a pitching coach of 91, a bullpen coach of 76.
Team 4 has no pitching coach, a bullpen coach of 74.
Who should be leading?
If it is team 3, is there a chance the player signs prior to teams 1 or 2 getting a bullpen coach to sign, thereby rendering the coaching advantage moot as a tiebreaker?