jamesfinch wrote:Maybe I haven't made myself clear. The way it could work is that people don't get to sign players for as long as they want, rather they just get them for the rest of their current MLB contract. At which point they become FAs and can either be bid for, or if we prefer, drafted at the price they were signed for IRL.
I get what you are saying, but when we bid on the players whoever wins ARod or whatever will keep him for the max number of years. I think upping the salary cap for the more years signed adds another level of sophistication to the league. Because teams will have to not only manage their money but each team will have to manage how long they sign their players for.
I like the idea of using real contracts but we have to give some authority to the team owners, and I think allowing teams to sign the length of the contract does that.
But it doesn't really matter to me, if you want to do it that way that is fine with me. However, I have played these type of leagues before and I really think that an increasing salary cap and allowing each team to determine the number of years for each player makes for a better league.