Rounders Block wrote:I'll throw this out there, because I'm still not sold this will solve all our problems and I'm not a fan of restricting how owners bid - it in some way subverts the whole point of an auction. How about we put a cap on the maximum dollar total for a team's keepers instead? Owners can still go crazy on draft day, but they more than likely won't be able to keep all those high-priced players. It also puts a bit of a premium on the mid-to-late round players where you can find potential bargains.
The main problem I have is with this "one big bid" concept. So you won't be able to get LeBron, but you can still get two or three late first-rounders. It helps but doesn't really address the problem at its core.
Think we should take a few days to discuss possible solutions and pitch ideas before finalizing anything. Since these are going to be our league's rules for years to come, best not to rush into it.
Having a keeper budget sounds like a great idea actually. Never even considered it. It might actually solve most of the problems by itself.
I'd like to hear other's thoughts.