All Forums > Hardball Dynasty Baseball > Suggestions > Faulty option decline logic
10/28/2012 11:00 AM
Under no circumstances should a player decline a player or mutual option, then ask for less in FA than what they would have got if they accepted the option.

I like when it happens. It's dumb.
10/29/2012 10:02 AM
ok
10/29/2012 10:03 AM
maybe they don't like your team but would be happy to play for someone else for the same salary? ala a reverse hometown discount?
10/29/2012 10:07 AM
More like, I'm happy to resign to your team, but that option is way too much money. I'll take something lower.
10/29/2012 11:20 AM
Posted by deathinahole on 10/29/2012 10:07:00 AM (view original):
More like, I'm happy to resign to your team, but that option is way too much money. I'll take something lower.
I agree, but to play devil's advocate.  Maybe he wants to win a championship with your team and is taking less money so you can use the savings to upgrade the team elsewhere?
10/29/2012 12:06 PM
Riiiiiight.
This isn't "I'm an FA. I'll take the hometown discount". This is "I have this money in my hands. I'll I need to do is say give it to me. No, wait, I want less"
10/29/2012 12:08 PM
maybe he's canadian?
10/29/2012 12:17 PM
Could be a pinko commie.
10/29/2012 12:49 PM
WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION!!!! 
10/29/2012 8:59 PM
I had a draftee thinking about going to college.  I had cash so I offered twice his demands just in case it moved him.  He did nothing for a week, came back and said he was interested but had upped his demand to 150% of the original.  So I signed him.

10/30/2012 12:33 AM
Posted by damag on 10/29/2012 8:59:00 PM (view original):
I had a draftee thinking about going to college.  I had cash so I offered twice his demands just in case it moved him.  He did nothing for a week, came back and said he was interested but had upped his demand to 150% of the original.  So I signed him.

There's never any reason to do that. Draft picks won't be swayed by any additional money unless they specifically ask for it. If he wants to go to college, he'll go no matter what. And if he wants to sign, you just need to meet his demands. By offering extra money unsolicited, you only run the risk of him accepting that offer, thereby costing you several million more dollars than you needed to spend.
10/30/2012 12:48 PM
It was only about 50k difference.  He was a 10th rounder.  Just wanted to see if anything would happen, now I know.
10/30/2012 12:55 PM
and knowing is half the battle
10/30/2012 8:25 PM
Ah, I see. No big risk then. I thought you were talking about a first rounder.
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