Posted by hineiii on 1/31/2014 1:10:00 PM (view original):
Nope, I did it just as I stated, no waiting, no leaving the page. In fact it wont work if you leave the page as once he is arb'd he drops off the list. You have to arb' and clink the long term link once you are returned to the arb player page not arb player list page. It was just like I have done with other 3rd year arb players who did sign the long term deal. This time he said going to free agency. Take it for what its worth, a warning from my experience. I lost a player that I could have signed long term the season before. If you do it 100 times and the players sign 100 times. Great, but if you do it 101 times and he doen't sign thats the chance you take. Thats why I said to be careful.
I too have done what hineii did. Arbed a player a 3rd time, clicked the offer the player a long term contract tab and he immediately told me he wanted to test the FA market. Player lost. I advise not arbing the player a 3rd time if you want to keep him.
It also is not automatic that a player that is arbed 3 times won't resign. I have some that want to resign and some that won't. Seems to work like any FA situation.