dasein wrote:RE redraft. Kinda not all that keen, and I finished dead last. I liked the idea of tearing it down and building.
Oh, don't get me wrong. I love the idea of tearing down what I had/have and rebuilding it for the future. What I don't like is the current set of rules in place, which practically makes that job impossible.
Really, for me, the only reason I would welcome a re-draft is for the obvious reasons:
1. It would level the playing field with the current group of managers - or at least it would give us an even chance at success.
2. It would help get salaries back down to realistic levels. I mean, honestly, I don't see anyone of this current group pulling a Jose Calderon like a few seasons ago. Yeah, sure, there may be a few "higher-than-I-would-have-paids" in the bunch. But nothing as ridiculous as that
3. I just think it'd be fun to get a shot at putting together a team with my own budget to start with.
That third one is just for myself (again being a bit selfish), but that might be an option we could consider. I mean, if most of us are really in for the long haul (and I mean like five years and on), it might be an idea to re-draft once in a leap year or so. Think of it this way, we could re-draft with players holding their current contracts. That way, nobody could bump up a guys contract by adding on additional years in a re-sign. I'm not sure if that actually explains what I'm meaning, but I can go into more detail if someone doesn't understand what I'm talking about.
Anyway, just ideas to chew on. But again, I'm not closed to the idea of keeping what we have and working with it - I still love the idea!
I just don't love it so much when I have to go through the frustration I went through last season just to sign warm bodies for my bench, much less solid talent to help me compete.