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Old 11-12-2019, 09:19 PM   #1
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Attacking free agency

Every year I want to make a big free agent splash but always just end up backing out of a big signing. Try to mostly resign my good players but can never pull the trigger in free agency mostly because I donít think itís worth the money (like itís my own real money) lol I spend free agency finding serviceable relievers and middle infield/catchers on short term low money deals. Just never notice long term payoff on big free agent signings. If itís over 4 years for a big FA Iím almost always out. (I did get a great 3B one time on a 4 year 100 mil deal that worked out well and even signed him a few more years but thatís all) What do you all think?
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:22 PM   #2
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depends. have you won a championship with this strategy?
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:16 AM   #3
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Iíve won 4 in 25 years. Not bad I see a lot of people on here that do way better than that though
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Old 11-13-2019, 09:06 AM   #4
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Big free-agent contracts backfire a lot, just like in real life. Lots of stuff is outside your control, just like real life. In my current save I'm doing very well with a middle-market team because 1) I was blessed with a couple of good young, durable cornerstone players who were happy with long-term reasonable-money and 2) there was an expansion draft after the first season that enabled me to ditch the contracts I didn't want.

I'll usually only go for the long-term big-splash FA signing if the guy is rated at least "durable," and even then it can go bad. I'm about to let my ace walk because he's 31, he wants five years, he's "fragile" and he's had a couple of rotator-cuff problems.
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Old 11-13-2019, 01:23 PM   #5
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I've gone "all in" and gotten into bidding wars for the top of the top FAs. the Cy Young award winner, the top 3 MVP vote getter...those sort of people I'll go after. I don't offer contracts longer than 2 years for anyone older than 35. I've dolled out 6-8 year contracts for people who are 30...front loaded and with team options later on usually.
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Old 11-14-2019, 05:39 PM   #6
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From personal experience here, but I find shopping at the top of the FA market means you get burnt a bit less. Yes, the 8-year deal you give to a 26-year-old elite CF might be a longer commitment, but he’s more likely to provide you value at the end of the deal than giving a 33-year-old CF a 4-year deal instead.
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