Posted by chichisteve on 3/4/2013 12:28:00 PM (view original):
Fight me early-fine, we both like the same recruit and all is fair, we both know what we are getting in to, choose to fight me late-fine but I will remember and the favor will be returned at some point...
Or someone who waits and watches you, then spots you cutting one of your players to free up a slot the cycle before signings. He then jumps on one of your recruits figuring you're one spot short on funds. At D3, that's lethal. It's also kind of a dick move even if it is legal. Losing that recruit set my program back a few seasons and I'm still trying to catch up.
I lost that particular battle and it p*ssed me off. But it also taught me a lesson to always have enough cash back for battles, and if I want to cut someone to add another recruit it's sometimes best to wait until after signings start.
Sometimes these frustrations can teach us lessons and make us better recruiters. That's how I look at it.