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2021 RFA Primer and Commentary

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6 Restricted Free Agency

6.1 Bidding Process
All RFA bids are made in the league forum and each bid thread title must include the player's name and current owner (example: RFA17 - Tim Brown, WR HB Longhorns, where 17 = current year) and the amount bid should be in the post. Owners may not raise their own high bids or bid on their own players. Once a bid is posted on a player, other interested owners may increase the bid. Owners may drop out of the bidding process for any individual player at any time unless they have the high bid. They may re-enter the process as long as bidding remains active for the player in question.

6.2 Bid Closing / Matching
Bidding will CLOSE on any player who doesn’t receive a bid for 24 consecutive hours. Once the auction is “CLOSED” on a player, the current owner will have 24 hours to match the highest bid and retain that player. If the bid is matched or 24 hours passes without a match then the auction will be marked “FINAL” for that player. The timer will NOT be turned off during weekends. The timer is turned off on Easter. Any bids made the Saturday prior to Easter will not close until the Monday following Easter. Any bids made on Easter will not close until the following Monday at midnight EST."

6.3 Overbidding
Owners who place bids must have enough AFL-Devy Bucks available to cover all outstanding high bids. If an owner overbids their budget at any time, that bid will be removed from the board. The highest bidder at the time of the overbid will be asked by the Commish/Roster Commish if they would like to maintain their previous bid. The overbidding owner can no longer bid for said player. (This exclusion will remain even if overbidding owner makes a trade for more AFL-Devy Bucks). All other bids placed by the offending owner will remain in effect. Anyone overbidding their AFL-Devy Buck balance will incur the following penalty(ies):

1st offense - $3 AFL-Devy Bucks fine. Bid is null and void.
2nd offense - $6 fine-Devy Bucks fine. Bid is null and void.
3rd offense - Owner is locked from remainder of bidding process in current RFA period (except matching). 

 

Rules are summarized above. Bid convention this year should be as follows:

RFA21 - [Full Player Name] [NFL Team] [Position] (Current RFA rights holder) or FT21 - [Full Player Name] [NFL Team] [Position] (Current FT rights holder)

Example: RFA21 - Deion Sanders ATL CB (Footlongs) or FT21 - Warrick Dunn ATL RB (Footlongs)

 

Please avoid spotlighting players, bid or unbid. There's no official rules in the rulebook against it but it's bad form in my opinion.

 

You can see your bidding balance in the link below. I will do my best to update the cash as bids are won or matches are confirmed but each owner is responsible for their own balance regardless of the state of update on MFL.

 

2021 AFL Devy Accounting

 

Finally, to confirm for both new and old owners, RFA rights can be traded at any time in this league.

 

Franchise Tag rules regarding bidding and matching are below.

 

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Retaining a Franchise Player
Franchise players may be bid on by the league, but to retain ownership the franchising owner only has to pay half the amount of the high bid, or $5 AFL, whichever is greater. Owner does not pay both cost and high bid, just the greater of the two. The full cost, minus initial $5 fee, will be deducted from the teams balance at the time of closing. 

If original owner matches, they are to be retained based on the following schedule, which is simply $10 per contract year:

1 year deal: $10
2 year deal: $20
3 year deal: $30
... and so on

Failing to Retain a Franchise Player
If current owner does not have the cash, or chooses not to match high bid of franchise player, said owner receives HALF the amount of high bid (rounded up), plus high bids 1st round pick in the upcoming rookie draft. If high bid owner does not have a 1st round pick in upcoming rookie draft, said owner pays his highest pick in that draft plus 1st round pick in the next draft. If said owner does not have a 1st round pick in 2nd upcoming draft, he pays his highest pick in that draft as well and his 1st round pick in the 3rd upcoming draft. High bid owner could be out up to 3 draft picks if he chooses to trade his 1st round picks, and bid on opposing owner's franchise players.

A) - If you only have your original 1st...... then obviously you forfeit that pick.
B.) - If you have multiple 1st. Rd. picks and one of them is your original...... then you forfeit your original 1st. .... regardless of what the other pick is.
C.) - If you own multiple picks and none of them are your original then you forfeit the pick that is closest to your original pick in the order.... regardless of direction.

if you originally owned the 1.6.... and now you own the 1.5 & 1.8...... you'd forfeit the 1.5.
if you owned the 1.3.... and now own the 1.1 & 1.6..... then yes, you'd forfeit the 1.1.
if you owned the 1.10..... and now own the 1.1 & 1.12.... then you'd forfeit the 1.12.
a dice roll will determine the pick.... if you own 2 picks exactly in the middle of your original pick. For example if your original pick was 1.9, and you now have picks 1.7 and 1.11, you roll the dice. 3 100 sided dice = maximum roll of 300. If you roll 151 or higher you give up the highest pick of the 2, which is 1.11, if you roll 150 or lower you give up the lowest pick of the 2, which is 1.7.

 

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MFL is going to be doing maintenance at some point soon.  They haven't given an exact date yet so here are the starting RFA balances:

 

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FT fees haven't been deducted yet.

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What is the intention of the $39 bid on the FT player?  Are you expecting that the match would round up to 39/2 = 19.5 = 20?  Is that how we're doing it here?

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Everything is rounded up as per the rules.

 

So the match number or whatever they receive would be $20 on a $39 bid.

 

These rules are stolen from AFL and that's how it is applied there as well.

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Ok great the only reference to rounding up is in the 1/2 that they receive should they pass so I wanted to be clear.

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MFL is currently down for maintenance. If you need to know what you have for cash, this is the balance as of this morning.

 

FRANCHISE DEBIT CREDIT TOTAL
Huntington Beach Longhorns $-14.00 $144.00 $130.00
Fireflies $-91.00 $92.00 $1.00
Favre Dollar Footlongs $-24.00 $124.00 $100.00
The 4 Star $-28.00 $207.00 $179.00
Maryland Blue Crabs $-80.00 $181.00 $101.00
Dragline $-18.00 $63.00 $45.00
Beirut Shisha $-38.00 $44.00 $6.00
Saskatchewan Yetis $-105.00 $213.00 $108.00
River City Reform $-108.00 $156.00 $48.00
Pennsylvania Postals $-107.00 $226.00 $119.00
Giant Sack Pack $-48.00 $104.00 $56.00
Columbus Cocks $-59.00 $201.00 $142.00

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Also, if any trades are done before MFL comes back up, I need a post and a confirm from the accepting parties. Once MFL is back up, I will put the trade through.

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As of Apr 26 am:

 

Fireflies balance

$1 going into MFL outage

+$35 from Diggs no match

-$30 from trade w/ Beirut

New balance: $6

 

Blue Crabs balance:

$101 going into MFL outage

-$2 for Sanders match

New balance: $99

 

Dragline balance

$45 going into MFL outage

-$30 from Adams match

New balance: $15

 

Beirut Shisha

$6 going into MFL outage

+$30 from trade with Fireflies

-$15 from Kelce match

New balance: $21

 

Giant Sack Pack

$56 going into MFL outage

-$4 for Maye match

-$4 for Reid match

New balance: $48

 

Columbus Cocks

$142 going into MFL outage

-$69 from Diggs win

-$2 from Patrick win

New balance: $71

 

Other teams have not spend any money and their original balance posted yesterday still applies.

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MFL is back online. Accounting is up-to-date with the changes that happened over the outage. Trades and RFA wins are also up to date in MFL.

 

With everything, please check my work to confirm that I did everything correctly.

 

Last point, the last day for starting new RFA/FT auctions is Wednesday Apr 28. No new auctions can begin after that date. Bidding can continue on auctions still open after the deadline but no new auctions. Once all auctions are settled, all teams will receive $100 devy bucks.

 

Draft begins May 3.

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Gonna  continue the Tyreek Hill discussion here to as not to much with timestamps.  Tford will probably want to split those other comments into this one too.

 

Sorry, I didn't notice that the 1.11 is the only first you had.  In that case yes, obviously that's what you'll forfeit.  The main reason I didn't put the picks in there is because it's not really necessary as the rules statically define what I would sacrifice but it also wouldn't hurt to add them so the owner has it right in front of him what he gets if he doesn't match.  Moot now because we have new process next year but still not a bad idea.

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Did RFA bidding end at midnight ET yesterday? 

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24 minutes ago, buddahj said:

Did RFA bidding end at midnight ET yesterday? 

 

Correct. No new bids. Ongoing bids can continue until complete.

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RFA is done. No more open auctions.

 

I will have $100 added to everyone's devy buck balance this morning.

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Thanks again tford! 

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