Salary Cap Sports - Quick Start - Part 2

Trade Management

How do trades work?

In the preseason you have unlimited trades. You can buy and sell players as many times as you want in order to build that winning roster.

During the regular season, each time you sell a player from your roster, a trade is deducted from your team. Buying a player to fill an open spot does not count as a trade. If you do not use all of your trades during a week, the remaining trades will carry over into the next week.

How many trades do I start the regular season with?

  • Football - You start the season with zero trades but you will immediately receive 4 new trades after week one is complete.
  • Baseball - You start the season with 3 hitter trades and 3 pitcher trades.
  • Basketball - You start the season with 4 trades.
  • Hockey - You start the season with 4 trades.

Please note: You must have a full roster at the start of the regular season. If you have one open roster spot at the beginning of the season you will be docked one trade. If you have more than one open roster spot at the beginning of the season you will be docked two trades. For baseball, this rule only applies to hitters, not pitchers. You can start the season with open pitching roster spots but you must have a full allotment of hitters.

When do I get new trades?

  • Football - 4 new trades each Tuesday at 8:00am EST.
  • Baseball - 3 new hitter trades and 3 new pitcher trades each Monday at 8:00am EST.
  • Basketball - 4 new trades each Monday at 8:00am EST.
  • Hockey - 4 new trades each Monday at 8:00am EST.

When can I make trades?

  • Football
    • The weekly trade window opens each Tuesday at 8am EST.
    • You can buy or sell any player between 8am EST on Tuesday until the start of their game that week.
    • Once a player's game starts, you can't buy or sell them for the rest of that week.
    • The weekly trade window closes Monday night at 10pm EST.
  • Baseball, Basketball, Hockey
    • The daily trade window opens each day at 7am EST.
    • You can buy or sell any player between 7am EST and the start of their game.
    • Once a player's game starts, you can't buy or sell them.
    • The daily trade window closes each night at 10pm EST.

How do I trade players?

To sell a player, go to the Roster page of your team and click on the price next to the player.

To buy a player, go to the Players page and click on the price next to the player.

It is possible to complete a Buy/Sell in one step. In the Players page, search for a player to buy and click on their price. If your roster already has a player at the position you are buying, the next page will ask you which player from your roster you would like to sell. Choose the player you'd like to sell and confirm the transaction.

Can I buy more trades?

No, everyone is provided new trades at the alloted time. If you run out of trades then you need to wait for more trades to be provided.

Can I undo a trade?

Yes! Trades can be undone on the day (week for football) the trade was made and only if the player's game has not started. Go to the Trade History page to see a list of trades you've made and click the Undo trade button to undo the trade.

In addition, during the all-star break, you can undo trades made at any time during the break until 10:00pm EST of the last break day. For example, if the NBA all-star break starts on Friday and there are no games until the next Thursday, trade undo's are allowed from Friday until Wednesday night at 10pm EST.

How come I can't always click on the price of a player to buy or sell?

There a several reasons why this could happen:

  • You have not selected a team from the Home page. Make sure you select a team before trying to buy players for the team.
  • The player's game is in progress or already completed for that day/week.
  • For football, trading is disabled between Monday 10pm and Tuesday 8am EST. For all other sports, trading is disabled daily between 10pm and 7am EST.

Player Pricing Market

What makes players' prices change?

The Salary Cap Sports Player Price Market is a feature whereby players' prices go up and down based on total trade activity, similar to the stock market. If a player is bought much more than he is sold then his price goes up. If a player is sold more than he is bought then his price drops. The key to increasing your Franchise Value is to anticipate the demand for specific players, and buy them before their price goes up. In addition, your knowledge of which players on your roster are slumping, injured, or have a poor upcoming schedule, can allow you to sell a player before his price plummets.

A second, smaller component of player price movement, is ownership percentage. Players that are on a large percentage of active rosters will experience a slight price increase based on this ownership. Conversely, players with very low ownership will experience a price drop.

When do price updates happen?

  • Football: Price changes will be calculated every Tuesday at 3:00am EST starting after week 2 of the NFL season.
  • Baseball, basketball, and hockey: Price changes will be calculated every day at 3:00am EST starting after day 2 of the season.

When are new players made available (IPO's)?

New players will be added to SCS when it becomes apparent they are going to play in their first game. They will be added to the game at a time that makes it fair for everyone, i.e. early in the morning, while trading is still frozen. All IPO's will be announced on your Home page.

Quick Start - Part 1