Inactive Draft begins today at 1PM, when the first set of
lists are due for owners selecting in the top 10 spots.
To see the draft order
February 19, 2004
Four Teams Left to
There are now only
4 teams with roster spots to fill. Five roster spots
remain open and the teams have up to $31 to split between
those five players, barely even enough to get Scott Rolen
for half a season! The Commissioner has announced that
the Free Agent Draft will begin on Monday.
February 18, 2004
Little Action on
There has been
little movement on the auction board the last couple of
days. Although 2 more players were sold today, no new
players were introduced into the auction. Arizona filled
out their 25-man roster, leaving 7 teams with open spots.
14 roster spots are left to fill and there are only 6 bids
on the board.
February 17, 2004
That's the sounds
you hear from the eight teams left with open roster spots
as they play a game of chicken. Each team seems to be
trying to out wait the others in trying to fill their
roster spots. Currently, there are only 8 bids on the
board for the remaining 16 roster spots. Stay tuned to
see who will blink first!
February 16, 2004
Half of teams set
Ten of the twenty
teams in the FJBL now have their 25-man rosters set.
There are 14 outstanding bids up on the board for the 24
remaining roster spots. Congratulations to the AL East
for being the first division to have their rosters set.
February 15, 2004
Auction Nears End
The FJBL auction
for 2004 is nearing an end. There are only 27 players
needed to fill roster spots at the end of today and twelve
of them already have bids. That means 15 new players
still need to be brought up for bid. Eight of the twenty
teams already have their 25-man rosters set. In an effort
to speed up the process, Commissioner David Myers has
announced that, effective noon (Eastern) tomorrow, bids
will be considered final if they are on the board for 24
February 13, 2004
Shell Game or Bottom
of the Barrel
Owners with roster
spots left seem to be waiting. And waiting. And
waiting. Only a few new players have been introduced on
the auction board in the last few days. There are two
theories to this phenomenon. The first is that owners are
waiting each other out in hopes of landing a hidden gem
for a cheap price. The second is that there are no
talented players left who don't already have a bid on
them. Either way, the list of players who do have
outstanding bids on them is thinning.
February 12, 2004
Auction time limits
In an effort to
speed up the auction, which seems to have suddenly
stagnated, Commissioner David Myers has adjusted the
timeframe for a player to be sold. Effective tomorrow at
noon EST, any player bid on will have a 48 hour window
instead of 72 hours before he is sold. All bids before
noon still require the 72 hour waiting period. There are
still 73 roster spots open.
February 11, 2004
Record 27 players
The 2004 auction
took a large step towards completion today. 27 players
signed on with teams, 6 of them going to the expansion
Twins. There are only 86 roster spots left and 22 players
who need to be offered contracts before the auction ends.
February 10, 2004
10 more down, 113 to
The 2004 auction
is about half way done, as 111 of the 224 open roster
spots have been filled. 78 players have bids out on them
and 33 players have yet to be introduced. Rosters and Cap
Cash Board are current through midnight tonight. The Cap
Cash Board does NOT include currently outstanding bids,
only players already sold.
February 9, 2004
From worst to first
Brewers and Baltimore Orioles, two teams who lost a
combined 201 games last year, are the first teams to have
their 25-man rosters set this year. 101 players have been
signed so far and we're down to 38 more players needing to
be introduced on the auction board.
February 8, 2004
Rolen signs $62
contract, may not be biggest
The San Francisco
Giants have their man. Scott Rolen signed a $62 contract
today to play third base for the Giants. However, that
may not be the highest contract this year. Tim Hudson is
currently holding out with a high bid of $60 at the end of
the day. There's still 141 players to be signed and 95
players currently have outstanding bids. Rosters and Cap
board are updated through midnight.
February 7, 2004
Rolen looking at
There have been 37
contracts signed through midnight last night. Only 188
contracts are left to be signed. 168 players have been
offered contract bids, leaving only 57 players to be
posted on the board. Pedro Martinez has been signed to
the highest contract so far this year, at $50, but he has
already been eclipsed by Scott Rolen, who is currently
pondering a $62 contract offer. Rosters and cap cash
board are updated through midnight last night. Remember
that the cap cash board does not include offers for
players still outstanding.
February 4, 2004
Gagne first player
Bob Mayhew, fresh
off helping the Phillies win last season's championship,
is the proud owner of Eric Gagne, the NL Cy Young winner
in real life. Gagne was the first player to be sold, at
$37, but there could be nine more players off the board
before midnight, barring the dreaded "last second bid"
schemes that many owners seem to despise.