ardilla wrote:I am in the camp arguing that teams over the cap should have to wait to fill their roster with exception minimum contracts until after the auction.
Don't get me wrong, I'm in agreement that if you've hit the cap, the best you can offer is a minimum contract. But herein lies the problem. The problem lies in the definition of a $250K offer
. If Kalelen offers $250K the definition of such is a "minimum contract." If silentjim, for example, offers the very same offer of $250K, the definition of it is not a "minimum contract" for purposes of defining where he is relative to the cap, however, it is essentially treated as a "minimum contract" for all other purposes.
So, I'm just saying if a player is placed on the board to be drafted, I at least want that right to put in a minimum contract on him. I shouldn't be disallowed from placing the minimum offer on that player simply because of my cap status IMHO. I can always be outbid by a higher salary $ (which also isn't fair to those who have not hit the cap), OR we can come up with some type of rule that permits those who have not hit their cap to override someone who has.
Yes, at the moment, I am loving my cap space for next season.