2 Topics of discussion I was thinking about the offseason and how you guys all feel about 2 areas. 1. Randomly selected "good" CPU FA's (simulated holdouts) The idea would be to populate free agency with maybe 2 or 3 marquee free agents. It would get everyone excited about free agency and force teams to maybe make some difficult decisions. I've been apart of a league that did this before and let me tell you... when Vontae Davis was suddenly a free agent people went completely ape shit bidding over him. It was fun to be apart of and isn't that what the whole point of this soirÃ©e is? 2. Randomly selected user "holdouts. Let me use an example to illustrate what I'm after. I'll use my guy, Lee Evans. A player who I think would potentially demand a lot of money on the open market in our league, with his speed skills, but a player who plays for much less in Buffalo and is under contract for another 2-3 years. Let me preface this by saying, the only players that are eligible for "random" selection are players with "Max $" contract demands. As commish, I would select 1 or 2 "holdouts" each season. The players would enter a "negotiating period" with their principal owners. Instead of letting their players hit the open market, teams could opt to simply make that player the highest paid player at their position, and re-work their deal right then and there. That player would become the new highest paid player at their position and return to their teams. The downside is obviously that instead of getting that player on the cheap for a few more seasons they have to pay them then and there. So the owner writes up a new contract with signing bonus and salary and years starting in the year of the upcoming season. Or teams could trade the player, forcing the new team and new owner to sign the player to a new contract in the same manner as above. Or teams could let the player walk. In reality it would be a holdout and the player would sit out the season a la Vincent Jackson but since we don't want to let players like this sit in FA all year, we'll just say that the team cut the player and he's now a FA, free to be bidded on. I personally like the idea (otherwise I wouldn't have brought it up.) I would be in strict control of the players who get nominated and being the fair commish that I am, I wouldn't be out to totally screw over people or the computer for that matter, when nominating hold out candidates. What do you guys think? It could be implemented as early as our first offseason or it could wait until our second offseason.