hi chi wrote:I am ok with offering one year less than competing offers. I am not sure it changes too much other than the fact that you have to hold a player for an extra year (which in some cases isn't a bad thing).
It's would be if you were overpaying a player to play on your team for short term.
I am not on board with increasing the percentage for bird rights salary for a couple of reasons. 1) It starts to punish guys who have lots of guys finishing their contract (if you have a 20 million guy finishing their contract the cap hold handcuffs you or even a 10 million guy it is pretty harsh).
It doesn't really handcuff you, you just need to deal with it. If you have a 20 million dollar guy on your team you will likely want to resign said player, and if not you would still have a 20 cap hold anyways so it doesn't make a difference, since or release.
2) It starts to get to be a bit confusing figuring out cap holds.
It's not that tough, the math is very easy. If you look at the salary page, the 1 means salary times 1, so simply make it a 2 for anything less than 5 mill. 1.5 for 5-10, and a 1 for 10+.Takes an extra 3 seconds of thought beyond figuring out what the cap hold is of a player salary wise.
3) It punishes teams with guys who have bird rights players (I know I said this already, but I think it is a very important point). The trade I made was based on making moves on the current bird rights rule and changing it (the %) at this point in time for this free agent period seems a little unfair to me. That is my two cents...changing next year is not as big a deal...but to change the % this year seems unfair to me. If we put this in for next year I think it is still a bit much, but more reasonable.
More than likely something like that would not be changed until next year (the % part that we were talking about). Being able to sign players to a 1 year contract that you have bird rights to will likely change though.
It's pretty obvious that you care about your team first and foremost (and I don't blame you, I'd be pissed if i was getting screwed, and have been), but even if we changed the cap holds this year it wouldn't affect you. If you planning on using your bird rights players, you only have the MLE to spend, and not the entire space between guys already signed. That's what a hold is. Either way nothing changes for you. I think there are only 1 person this matters for this year, Fenris. But that 1 is enough that the percentages of holds should be held off to change until next year.