Fenris-77 wrote:I think that next year we should all have the option to not sign our second round picks. Having guaranteed money for second round guys is a little loony. I'm not sure they should even exert a cap hold really. Having guaranteed money for second round guys really lowers the value of those picks, since for the most part none of them will be even remotely worth playing in their first year and they still take up a roster slot. That's my two cents anyway, and I guess I can bring it back up next offseason.
Yup. I can easily envision a situation where there are many sellers of picks, but no buyers. Why not just add rookies as free agents- no draft at all. I'm also wondering if this complex cap system, bird FAs etc is actually adding anything to the game or detracting from it. Am thinking that simplifying it right down, with only a single hard cap might be the way to go.
I'll have a think and should have some better ideas before next season.
That's what I'm seeing as well. Now that free agency bidding has started, it kinda has me confused. I understand the procedure and all (I've even got a player named and bid on at the moment), but once I use up my mle, that means I can't bid on any more of these guys because I can only offer minimum contracts? I'm over the soft cap, and that's the way I understand the rule as it's written, which kinda sucks for me.
Also, the idea that I need to roster a certain number of players for the regular season has me scratching my head as well. That means I have
to sign a bunch of scrubs, or get lucky that no one else
in this league wants the same late round talent I do. And if I have to sign guys, I'd rather be given the opportunity to bid out until I hit the hard cap - that way, I can decide who's worth the money vs how many players I need to be within the rules. Being able to offer only minimums AND
having to fill a roster with at least five other players is somewhat of a pretty strict handcuff if you ask me.
Sorry if this is coming out now instead of earlier, but I had to see things in action first just to get a better understanding of it all.