Remove error#245 from my league
What is this nonsense. If I drop a player and than want to put in a claim to pick him back up...and have the number 1 waiver priority I should be able to
Bob Smith commented
You are punishing teams in circumstances they cannot control. If you drop a handcuff before the games due to other needs, you basically give them no chance to re-acquire the player if the starter gets hurt. It seems like an unfair punishment.
Dan _ commented
I agree. Exact same issue. I've managed well and have first waiver claim spot. But I can't use it to pick up a player I dropped. If you've got first claim rights you should be able to grab whoever.
Bob Schreur commented
If you drop a player you cannot even put in a waiver, so I guess Yahoo expects you to hover around the keyboard, while you are at work, to pick the person up if he clears waivers? All players should be available for waivers and waiver order dictates who can get him, period!
This isn't real football so quit being so difficult, plus other top sites, like ESPN don't do this. Managers have to deal with injuries and bye weeks so sometimes you got to gamble and drop a player, but I shouldn't be penalized that a stronger team, with a lower waiver order, can pick up the player.
Lastly, if this is how to intend to have waivers then you should put it in the rules, so people understand the risk, instead of getting boned later on, when they see how your system works!
If you dropped a player by accident, explain the situation to your commish so that such player will immediately be returned to your roster (don't make this a habit, however).
However, if you meant to drop the player, then you're basically stating to all of the other owners in your league that you don't want that player anymore (even though that might not really be the case). Dropping a player exposes such player to all the other owners in the league who might want him; and just as in the real world of sports general-managing, the owner who waived him must wait until he clears waivers to reclaim him.