In Season Free Agent Signing rules
Here are the rules for FA signings this season. One thing to emphasize is that the 4-hour open signing window begins when the announcement is made of a signing, not when the team sends the request.
- Any player not in the FHL AND listed in the FHL registry may be signed to an in-season contract. In other words, if he was not drafted into the league at some point, you can't have him.
- No in-season contracts can be tendered until after the 1st scoring period of the season.
- A team may tender a 1-yr contract offer to a player by sending that offer to firstname.lastname@example.org. One contract offer per email sent!
- Following the announcement to the FHL of a contract offer, not when I receive the email, a 4 hour window occurs where, in a blinded fashion, any FHL team can send in an offer for the player, and he will sign the contract with the highest offer after the window closes.
- Following the announcement to the FHL list of a contract tender offer signed, a 48 hour waiver period ensues where any team may claim that player at the tendered contract offer.
- Waiver priority for teams will be reverse points order from previous week's standings.
- Waiver team priority rules:
- no team may make more than 1 successful waiver claim during each scoring period
- any team that puts in a waiver claim for a player will lose waiver priority (drop to 30) for any subsequent claims made during the same scoring period.
EX. If a player is offered a contract on Tuesday by team A, and team B puts in a claim for that player, but loses the claim to team C with a higher waiver priority, team B will then lose their priority if another player is offered a contract on Thursday and be at the bottom of the waiver priority list. This is to stop teams trying to claim every player that comes through waivers.
- If a team is successful at a waiver claim, that player must:
- be put on and remain on the active roster for the following 3 scoring periods
- cannot be traded until the contract ends
- cannot be cut
- Any player that is claimed by another team will receive the contract designation WC-## to indicate that they were a waiver claim and hence have an effective no-move clause (can't be traded or cut).
- If the original signing team gets the player (ie player is unclaimed), they are free to do what they want with him.
- teams may make as many tender offers per scoring period as they can afford.