Originally Posted by horrorfan
Thought it would be a good time to refresh this thread.
This is the first time I've used the bidding system, and so far for the most part it's been pretty uneventful with limited interesting pickups/drops, most claimed without a bid or with a low one. But last night was quite active and there was a big one. Firstly, the details for those who don't know or haven't read this thread:
$100 to use on waiver bids. That didn't change since the start of the season so it's likely that some bids could be higher given a shortened season (it's all relative). However, what I didn't expect was one bid on Cory Conacher. He was bid for...$61! The other bids for him were $10/11. Is this an extremely high bid for a rookie who's having a hot start, or reasonable enough for someone that may have a strong campaign? Granted, he is struggling with injuries on the left side so that could be a big reason as well.
I'm not really questioning the manager's bid, but more curious on the strategy you'd use on somebody you quite like or 'need' to get. How high would you go to get someone you want? In a relatively deep league, there may not be many options popping up throughout the season, so perhaps he thought to go for it with Conacher given his need. Thoughts?
I got Conacher for $26 in the smythe league. I also gave never played a FAAB league, so it was a stab in the air. I figured a) if he keeps it up, it's a steal for a 1/4 of my cash, b) where am I ever going to spend $100 in a shortened season at $5 per claim? c) the next best option was Kovalev, so I'd better pony up and get this kid.