Posted by deathinahole on 5/26/2011 11:49:00 AM (view original):
I'd put something in there about dumping $36M of payroll to get an extra $18M of prospect budget
I'm beginning to think that this may be the new league killer.
I went back in Happy Jack and pulled out 7 internationals that were $20M+ that were acquired 5 or more seasons ago.
All are in the majors. One...only one...is a bonafide star. Two are long As...they could not even crack a starting rotation.
So think about it; if you are transfering budget to get to $30M prospect (which seems to be the median for the owners that think this is a hot idea), you are losing $20M of payroll to do that. ($20M to get $10M.)
So, you are basically out of the FA running.
Drop $20-$26M on an Int; there goes most of your draft class, and maybe your #1 pick if he ups his demand.
Do that for what, 5 seasons? Maybe 1 is a star. Now what? You probably leave and make the next sap fix it, that's what.