RDD15 wrote:Maybe I am not reading this post right, but I fail to see where your problem lies.
If guys have the budget to bid on these FA's, then why would you need to restrict them. I am a big time Capitalist, and I think that if guys have the budget, let them do what they will, don't restrict them.
Well, we're trying to keep the money distribution proportionate. Though you're correct - if they have x-amount and that's what they want to do with their funds, it's their choice, there's not really anything wrong with it. However, some of our league members don't like teams dropping $50 on a guy to turn around and have no intentions of keeping them or using them for a week or two and wasting their rookie status. Strasburg is a case in point as this owner will activate him in September (if he signs and is brought to the majors) just to spite everyone, thus burning his rookie status. If nothing else, finding a way of limiting these insane bids might keep owners from doing something along those lines.
Perhaps you're absolutely correct. Maybe we're overreacting a bit on it. But it's just kind of gotten out of hand so I'm trying to think of any methods that might keep it respectable.