Fenris-77 wrote:No, actually your logic is dodgy and makes no sense. You say that I bid, and you match, and then we're somehow both 'matching'. I'm sorry, but not only isn't that what matching means, it makes no logical sense in english. There's no logical way to get from the rules as you wrote them to the conclusion you draw from them. No. Logical. Way.
i say match. when they come up with new better word for it i'll use it. take time of posting offers out of the discussion, now you have two identical offers posted at the same time. i call it matching each other's offers. i can say they are posting same offers at the same time if you don't like word match here, but that is not correct either because time is not involved in any way.
this whole auction is made on the premise of teams having to outbid offers in order to get players. teams over the cap were given the right to match min offers (in the true sense of the word). some will say that it shouldn't have been done, but there is no going back now. here are 2 scenarios
i post min first, you have to outbid because you have cap space
you post min first, i can match
now take out who posted first and what do you get? you get same situation with 2 solutions (identical offers to one player being resolved in different ways). in one you don't have to out bid and in other you do. that is not possible. we are taking the time out of the equation because we don't want to give anyone advantage based on time zones. so there has to be just one possible solution. the only possible unique solution is that you have to outbid.
i really don't see the point of arguing anymore. regardless of what you think about the current situation it's about to be changed so why waste time and energy on something irrelevant?