Well; spent the day trying different things to figure out why the game was letting Portland sign all the Stars - and to decide if I could let that happen. Bottom line, no. Allowing Portland to basically sign the cream of Seattle's powerhouse team is totally unfair to the other three teams in the league and shifts power in their favor for no good reason.
I will live with the fact the game doesn't record in the player's file when the signing took place, and even up the distribution of the players by manually signing for the Angels, Beavers, Seals, and Oaks in that order (reverse of 1906 standings) for the first 5 rounds - then let the game take over from there. That will distribute the first 20 free agents more fairly. Picks will be made to fill the worst positional rated players with the best FA available.
Note to self: OOTP doesn't handle a reduction in the number of teams very well without significant help.
Last edited by Henry; 10-05-2011 at 04:38 PM.