I would like to make a proposal regarding these blind bids. I would like to set up an "Ebay style" bid system for this. Basically, if one team goes absolutely crazy to get a guy, and the other owners go sorta crazy, we need some way to balance budgets. I would suggest that whomever wins the bid for a player, their bid is reduced to $10,000 above the 2nd place bid (in both base salary and bonus). The $10,000 number is a starting point to negotiate on, but I think it's fair since we cannot see any bids at all. I know we preach more realism with this setup, but honestly, GMs chat about offers and get feelers out to see what it would take to get a guy. With our current blind bidding system, we have no such feelers. I think this kind of rule would be fair, balanced, and helpful to the league as far as budgets go. Let me know what you guys think.