Markos wrote:Currently the buyouts are 75% for the first year, 50% for any remaining years. How about making retired player waivers pay 50% the first year, and 25% for any remaining?
Buy-outs are a different kettle of fish from retirement. I'm not sure they need to be handled in exactly the same way either. Not that I'm opposed, per se, to the 50-25% split you're suggesting, but on the other hand it also does behoove an individual manger to rate the likelihood of imminent retirement when they're signing guys to multi-year contracts. In the case of a buy-out you're also freeing up the player to potentially be signed by another team to some profit, whereas with retirement there's no benefit (even potentially) to other teams. Anyway, my main point is that the two scenarios aren't similar enough that I'm sure they need to be handled in exactly the same way (nor am I really that impressed with the idea of giving managers who give ill-though-out contracts to geriatric players quite that easy an out).