Posted by dyoungquist on 2/5/2011 3:13:00 PM (view original):
Posted by empiire on 2/1/2011 11:23:00 PM (view original):
Posted by usfbully on 2/1/2011 11:07:00 PM (view original):they were much, much rarer though. more often than not, the heroes stayed with teams for seemingly their whole careers. contrast that with today, where it is unheard of for players to spend their whole careers with one team.
And trades happened in "the good ole days". Ever hear of the Curse of the Bambino?
What about Craig Biggio? He turned down more money from Colorado to spend his enitre career in Houston. How about Jeter or Rivera or Ripken or Chipper Jones? (and Pujlos if they can get his contract extension signed in the next couple of weeks) There are recent examples of players spending their entire careers with one team although I admit not as often as in years past.
By season 3 you will have most if not all teams maxed out at $20mil in prospect, all 3 scouting, and training budgets with the coaching budgets running high as well. If you don't do that, you will not be able to compete in this world. With everyone running a similar budget it takes out much of the strategy aspects which to me would make the game less fun.
With player developement critical, coach hiring would be much more frustrating cause everyone will be trying to outbid each other to get the best minor league coaches.
And what about the arbitration cyles? If you are the only one who can sign a FA you drafted, why not just arbitrate him for 3 seasons then let him leave as a FA? Once his demands come down you sign him back on your team cheaply.
And there would be no contract extensions signed during the last season of the current contract. Why sign a player to a high deal when you can let him become a FA and sign him at the end of the free agent period for a lot less? Is that how it worked back in the good ol days?
I understand you wanting to replicate the old days, but I don't think this is the way to get there.
"And there would be no contract extensions signed during the last season of the current contract. Why sign a player to a high deal when you can let him become a FA and sign him at the end of the free agent period for a lot less? Is that how it worked back in the good ol days?"
Actually, they (players) were practically indentured servants, the owners basically paying whatever they wanted as they retained the rights to the player regardless. No Arb. No FA. No extensions. No Scott Boras. Owners & Players.