FAAB, Vickrey and the cost of automation

Anyone who has been reading me for more than a decade probably knows that I hate the FAAB process for in-season free agent acquisition. In fact, my first "Why I Hate FAAB" column ran in 2005.

In short, I can't come to terms with a blind bidding process that wastes valuable resources, yet we spend so much effort obsessing over projective precision on Draft Day. Who cares if I overspend by $100 for the Flavor of the Week but it's not okay to draft a 10th round ADP pick in the 7th round? Really?

I wrote about . . .

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