Posted by tecwrg on 6/13/2013 5:48:00 PM (view original):
I went max contract on a pitcher right out of the gate in free agency in MG this past season. I was #1 for three real-life days. I lost #1 (and the FA) when another owner finally signed his bullpen coach.
I'm starting to notice cases in which it's immediately evident that a player is going to get multiple max bids, so the player waits till the very end to sign... as if waiting to see who can finally one up the other(s). Anyone think that's wrong?
Conversely, if one owner is the only one putting a huge initial bid on a player, that can induce the player to sign fast.