Posted by MikeT23 on 5/27/2011 1:51:00 PM (view original):
I went from 80m in payroll to 38m with a transfer. That's about 42m. That translates to 21m. I remained competitive(13th pick the next season). I signed some decent IFA. My team became successful pretty quickly.
It's pretty simple. I took over a team with low payroll and little BL talent. I left myself the option to chase FA but, upon seeing what was available, I plucked comparable guys off the WW. With all the excess payroll, I chased IFA. I didn't wreck the world or the team.
Cause or effect?
Because really, all things being equal, you reduced your 185M to 164M, thus putting yourself at a 21M disadvantage to the rest of the league.
Now, in reality, I'm pointing at those who do it year after year, beginning of the season (instead of mid season "rats, can't use this payroll, might as well transfer").
Evidence would suggest that if you put yourself at that much of a disadvantage under the rest of the league year after year, you are not going to win.
There will be someone jumping in saying "dude X did", but everyone that does that habitually does not win one championship out of 24 seasons, which is obviously the statistical norm.
I can back that up if names have to be named.