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Salary Cap vs No Salary Cap

Postby bichettereds » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:16 am

What are the pros and cons of having a Salary Cap vs having no Salary Cap.

I want teams to be able to make trades freely without being too restricted. We have a trade voting process so lopsided trades shouldnt be a problem. I just want to know if theres a significant difference between making the salary cap $360 during the season (after the $260 for the draft) and having no salary cap during the season.
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Re: Salary Cap vs No Salary Cap

Postby Matthias » Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:20 pm

No, there's not.

In my first year we had the salary cap at $310, I think, after an auction cap of $280 and that was too low. It really constrained trades. Nowadays I think we have it at $350 or $360 from an auction cap of $290 and there was one guy who had to toe the line to duck it last year, but nobody else even noticed it.
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Re: Salary Cap vs No Salary Cap

Postby baizboll » Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:35 pm

If there is no salary cap during the season, what is to prevent a guy going for broke at the trade deadline by trading prospects for multiple $35-$40 players. If somebody wants to win it all this year without regard to keeping prospects for next year, lack of a cap could help him win the title.
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