Posted by prezuiwf on 9/7/2011 11:59:00 AM (view original):
I think I signed one once but it ended up costing me like $8 mil. I'd say as a general rule, don't draft those guys unless you're looking for a comp pick.
Also, definitely don't keep upping your offer, you'll be shooting yourself in the foot. You want to wait until they respond with a counter offer before you increase your offer. They will never accept an increased offer until they've sent over their counter offer, and if you keep going higher, their counter offer will keep getting higher too.
Not necessarily true. I've posted this several times, but every once in awhile this issue comes up. I had a guy do this same thing. Refused initial offer. Upped his demand to $11M. I only had $9M. I wanted the guy. I offered him my $9M over and over - probably 30 times through the end of the season. On the 31st time (approximately), his mother gave him permission to sign. For the $9M I had left. Yes, less than his revised demands.
It can happen. BTW, if that $9M would have netted me a comparable IFA, I would have done that instead, but by itself it wasn't going to do any good. That's why I had nothing to lose to offer him what I had left.