I concur with Gunslingers. The new GM setup is well intentioned but more punitive than appropriate. Many owners are willing to snipe/overbid for players they absolutely want during the FAB and this methodology (while completely legit) tends to punish the other owners who are more reserved during the FAB.
I feel I was lucky because I could check in enough during the FAB to keep building and maintaining my manager rating. I am in the high 90s continually, but it is a frustrating process of staying there. I completely understand why the new negative values were assigned but that doesn't mean they work well in practice.
It should be revisited next season for sure.
West Hartford Murder