Posted by MikeT23 on 9/3/2013 11:28:00 AM (view original):
This is one of those cases where a relatively new owner asks a question and gets an answer. Then he asks another, gets impatient and does something without knowing the consequences. When he's told "Yeah, you probably shouldn't have done that", relatively new owner complains that the system is screwed up.
Whether it is or not is kind of irrelevant. Relatively new owners need to be a bit more patient when they're unsure of what they're doing. THAT is within their control whereas the system is not.
I asked the question after the I had already offered him the 2nd contract, I wasn't
just blatantly ignoring an answer because I didn't like the answer and then complaining that the game was unfair. I don't mean to sound ungrateful, on the contrary, I sincerely appreciate all the help, but it seems you're suggesting that a new owner asks a forum question for every little detail then you're looking at quite an imperfect system.
Are you suggesting the natural response to a new owner having a contract offer rejected by a draft pick is to instead ask the forum what to do instead of offering the draft pick more money? I struggle to see where I did anything rash, given that in every other instance of contract negotiations (IFA, coaches, FAs), offering more money is what you're supposed to do without suffering major consequences. I thought I was making the logical move to offer him a contract for more money and didn't think that was worthy of asking the forum given how contract negotiations play out in every other aspect of the game. I had read about type D compensation previously, and knew that I had to offer my player the amount he demanded without withdrawing my offer at any point. I never withdrew my offer in the sense that I was trying to free up money for other things, I only offered the draft pick more money because I thought this was increase the likelihood he would sign with me.
However, apparently this is not a logical step
and instead could significantly hinder my team.
Mike- do you really think that I'm just complaining the game is unfair because I did something after being told specifically not to?