Having spent all your money super early in the draft you're in a tough spot to be 'enhancing' the rules about minimum bids.
The root of the matter here is that there's an obvious difference between what the rules actually say, and what you'd like them to say, or what you meant them to say.
so you say i'm changing the rules because of my team's situation and later you say you didn't accuse me of cheating? that's how it reads to me. i was already in the tight spot with the ben gordon situation before and have been implicitly accused of wrong doing one more time before that so you'll excuse me if i don't appreciate even the slightest implication of wrong doing again. i'm not trying to get anything out of the process of the creation of this league, but i really did put too much time and effort to allow anything to ruin this league for me and/or others. i will concede that maybe i've misinterpreted your post, especially because we've often debated/smack-talked around this board and always in amicable way, but you have to realize that my position is somewhat unique in this league and that while i don't think that i should get any special treatment as a commish in any regard, accusing me of wrong doing here carries more weight then accusing another member
on to the issue, here's why i think i had high offer:
team can't match other team's offer to unrestricted free agent, if it's able to outbid it. only situation where repeating existing offer is permitted is if team can't outbid a current offer under cap rules
since first come first served is not a factor here, team that has cap space but offers 250k is in no advantage over a team that is at the cap and also offers 250k as a min offer, but posts that offer later then original bidder. because of that, both teams are matching each other's bids, but only capped out team is allowed to do so, that's why capped out team wins the tie-break. if you take time of posting bids out of the equation (and i guarantee you that under the current rules they are out if the equation) you get one team whose offer is legit (he matched because he couldn't out bid) and other team who also matched but can out bid. that's why i (or anyone else in the same situation) is within the rules to win at 250k over team with cap room.
that's my logic
those are the current rules. maybe they are not 100% understandable, but i've repeatedly asked for help in setting up the rules. no one stepped up on this one so i wrote it as best i could
now i don't want to create bad blood over anything in this league, especially not such a minor issue. as somebody already said we are breaking new ground here and we should make every effort to amend rules that don't work for us the moment they become an issue. i think it would be a good idea to add a new rule on the fly if majority agrees. teams with cap space can increase by 10k but only capped out team's min bid (which is still within 2 decimals rule .25->.26). that way team with cap space only loses additional 10k to secure a payer. any further bidding would abide by 100k rules and alter by 250k rule.
any discussion about whether it's fair or not to allow capped out teams to bid min offers is pointless. we started the draft with that rule in place, people built strategy based on that rule and it's way to late to change that now. making 250k from team with cap space more valuable then min offer from capped out team would have been good too, but it should have been done before the draft, now it's too late.
one additional note: there will not be mle in year 1
so what do you guys think?