Is it normal for the weekly auction to only allow one-year contracts? I had thought the weekly auction was the same as the pre-season one, and multi-year contracts could be offered. I'm curious because of Alex Cobb, who is now eligible to be drafted since he signed his MLB contract late. He'd usually be a 3-year contract sort of player.
I changed it a few years ago. Especially later in the season, a team could sign a player to a big a 3 year contract, but only if they had money left under the cap. It didn't seem fair to allow the player's ownership for 3 years to be determined by whether an owner was paying attention or not late in the season and whether he had enough cap room left in the immediate year. This way Cobb can be signed for this year but will be available again the spring auction in 2019 when every team is making its long-term contract decisions.