Originally Posted by cdcox
DO NOT RELEASE ANY PLAYERS AT THIS TIME UNLESS YOU ARE
SURE YOU DO NOT WANT TO RETAIN THEM THROUGH FREE AGENCY.
If you leave a player with a zero year contract on your roster through free agency, once the winning bid is determined, you'll be given a chance to match it and keep the player. BUT if you release the player you'll lose that right. Just let them sit on your roster without a contract. I want to make this a little more idiot proof, but didn't have time to code anything for now.
So...if you have a player that you would like to keep, but not necessarily for a 5 year contract, you could leave them unsigned, and then if someone only bids enough for a 2 year contract and wins it, then you can come in and match it and keep them for that? Risk is that if someone really bids it up and it goes over 5 years, then you either have to let them have them, or pay even more than you were wavering on for a 5 year.