- Week 7 complete - Games 40-42 posted -
- Games in Weeks 7 & 8 will be the final set of games within your divisions
- See standings for all leagues
- Around BWB
- Who are we waiting on? These teams have played the fewest
MLB games (through 9/18):
- 48 games - St. Louis
- 49 games - Washington
- Subtract 5 from the MLB game number to determine the corresponding BWB game
- Next score posting is planned for Monday.
- Reminder - Contract Extensions are due this week
- deadline Sunday night at midnight Pacific. Here are some
- You're doing this to save cash in future seasons
for players who will have higher salaries in 2022 and beyond
- You do not have to do this in order to keep players - you will choose 28 players to keep on your roster in December.
- You must have enough cash on hand to pay the full contracts right now, up front.
- Any player under contract MUST be kept in December when you make your roster carryover selections.
- You are not currently in a use-it-or-lose-it cash situation. Any cash you have on hand at the end of the season will be yours through the fall/winter. You don't have to worry about maximum cash balances until March/April 2021.
- Team cash - Your cash balances were just updated to include Week 6 game results/placements. Week 7 games will be completed before we process the Week 9 transactions - the results/placements for Week 7 WILL count toward your cash balances when signing contracts, but will not appear on the website before the deadline.
- What happens if you try to sign more contracts than you
actually have cash for? (Say that you misjudge how much cash
you're going to get for Week 7). I checked in the
rules and on the blog and this isn't outlined, so let me
tell you how this has always worked:
- The first consideration is that I take care of next
year before future years - this theoretically will have
more immediate effect to your team, but might really be
to your disadvantage. So, if you try to spend too much money, everyone you attempt to sign for 2021 will take precedence
over future seasons (and 2022 will take precedence over
2023 and beyond - etc.)
- So, for example, you try to extend Byron Buxton for 2021 for 577 and extend out to 2025 for Fernando Tatis (2025 will cost you 6000) - but you are short in cash by 100. The Buxton signing will go through and the Tatis contract will only go out to 2024.
- If everyone is at the same extension year, the
second consideration is to give precedence to the player
with the higher current salary.
- Given a similar example, you try to extend Tatis through 2021 for 881 and Buxton for 577, but you're short in cash by 100. In this case the extension for Tatis prevails. That's generally what you'll want because the 2021 salary for Tatis will be much higher than Buxton's. But beware if Tatis is the lower-priced player in that scenario.
- This is the same if you're extending multiple people for multiple years and say, the trouble comes with players extended to 2023 - the player(s) with the higher 2020 salary will have precedence.
- If it comes down to players with the same 2020 salary, I'll try to use some judgment - Which player will likely have the higher salary in 2021 (or the extension year in question)? I'm not going to try to do an actual calculation but will use my best guess.
- If multiple contracts have to be denied/cut back, I'll always go back and see if once a contract is stricken to get the team balance out of the red, can any others be restored?
- There's generally too many people to work with - I don't go back to teams and ask which contracts they want to keep/drop to keep the balance in the black. Think carefully if your cash balances are projected to go negative.
- It should be a bit easier this season - there are no trades or free agent signings going on at the same time. However, contract extensions are technically the last thing to be processed in any week - if you are submitting an IR move this week, the 250 charge for that move will take precedence over the contracts. Maybe save your IR moves until next week.
- You should always do a final check on transactions for all your teams and see the final balances.
- The first consideration is that I take care of next year before future years - this theoretically will have more immediate effect to your team, but might really be to your disadvantage. So, if you try to spend too much money, everyone you attempt to sign for 2021 will take precedence over future seasons (and 2022 will take precedence over 2023 and beyond - etc.)
- You're doing this to save cash in future seasons for players who will have higher salaries in 2022 and beyond
Did You Know? The maximum cash you can take into the season is 5 million BW Bucks