So here's a question (or, a couple of interweaving ones) regarding winning player auctions:
What defines the point of signing? When the auction is over, is the player "officially" signed? Or is it once said player is placed on the Yahoo roster? The rules only specify this
for teams with full (16 man) rosters:
During the season, a team without open roster spots may still bid on free agents. If such a team wins an auction, it will have 24hrs from the close of the auction to drop a player from it’s roster and claim the newly won player. If this does not occur within this time limit, the auction may be deemed void, and the player returned to the FA pool. Note that a team may not place a bid that puts it over the Salary C, even if it would be under the cap after the subsequent drop of a player currently on the roster.
So if I'm understanding the rule correctly, if I have a full roster, and I bid on Player X and win him, I have 24 hrs to put him on my Yahoo roster or else I lose him back to the FA pool. So, for all intents and purposes, The point of Player X being "officially" signed would be once he's ON
my Yahoo roster (at least that's the way I'm understanding it).
With that being said, does this same 24 hr time limit rule hold true for teams UNDER
the 16 man limit? And if so, does that mean if a won player is NOT
picked up within 24 hrs, the auction is voided?
Just want some clarification on this.