Originally Posted by Valiant
We had to overpay to get them to sign and not go to college. The big markets could have, but not of had to as much as their locations offer more.
This was a win/win for big markets.
Now with it slotted a player can decide to not enter if he does not like the teams. He loses nothing but the year. The only way small market teams got a lot of these players was to overpay per their slot.
I could be wrong, but that is how it seems to me. All it did was drive up what you were pying draftees. Which is fine, it is a small amount compared to the ml roster.
Of course I still want a salary floor and ceiling, that is the one thing to balance it all.
Why do you think the big markets would have continued to be incredibly stupid, forever?
The slotting system IS a big win for the smaller markets, because the temporary market inefficiency we exploited was starting to close up on us even as recently as last year.