Fenris-77 wrote: I really don't see the problem here - if someone gets a good player on the cheap the fault lies with the rest of GMs who decided against getting in on a cheap deal for a good player. The GM who dropped the guy certainly has nothing to complain about.
This is a little spurious. Getting the cheap player in season has more to do with other GMs not having the roster spot or cap space available than it does simply deciding not to bid. The GM who dropped the guy could
complain that he did so because he was wasting (an expiring) 3M on him, yet he isn't allowed to join the new bidding at 0.5M. All of this is only relevant to expiring contracts of course.
If I wanted to defend the status quo, I'd start with pointing out that players who blow up unexpectedly- like SANDERS! last year- are subject to the same market limitations. You could then mention that having a little cap and open spots up your sleeve for the season is a strategic decision.
Fenris-77 wrote:Teams should thinking harder about keeping that guy in order to resign him if he gets injured in the last year of his deal.
No secret that bird rights are piss-weak as is. Something else we could look at.