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Is there a comprehensive explanation for how Waivers work for Baseball?



Waivers attempts to level the playing field, giving the highest priority to free agents for the teams struggling against the competition. Undrafted free agents, dropped players, and new players to the pool will all need to go on waivers at least once, depending upon the league's settings. After the initial waiver run completes, any players dropped from rosters or players newly added to the pool must spend at least one full 24-hour period available to all team managers for a claim. The length of time will differ based on the Waiver Period and Waiver Runs settings, both of which are determined by the league's Commissioner. The specific add/drop policies for Waivers will be listed on the League/League Details page on the table labeled Transaction Settings.

All pending requests for players on waivers will have their claims sorted initially by the Waiver Order, and secondly by the team manager's preferences, prioritizing the sorting preferences of multiple claims of desired free agents by the team managers. Free agents with pending claims from multiple managers will be awarded to the player at the top of the highest Waiver rank order. Managers with successful waiver claims will fall to the bottom of the order.

The automated system will run waivers when maintenance runs for the server hosting your league, occurring nightly at any time between 1am and 6am ET. For days selected on Waiver Runs, any day checked off should be considered deadline days for claims (i.e. a selection of Tuesday will mandate any claims to be submitted by no later than 11:59pm ET to guarantee consideration for the claims that will process a few hours later on Wednesday morning).


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