Originally Posted by CP1708
Scott, Corn, I hear you guys, but its 2013. Takes 11 seconds to find out from smart folks Treke Evans 48 mil is bad business.
This isn't 1992. People are smarter than ever. Info is easily available. Any fanbase that wants those type players "to make a run" should lose their team.
3-4 years of solid drafting >>>>>>>>>>>>>Reke/Iggy/Rudy type contracts crippling you THOSE SAME 3-4 years!!!!
But at the same time Solid drafting isn't easy, and is a risk. Those type of players may cripple your franchise financially, but by overpaying those players you get to put out a product that is at least worth watching, semi competitive, etc. 3-4 years of solid drafting (which i'm assuming you're saying would amount to an increase in wins in that same 3-4 year span) isn't all that likely. Most teams don't get competitive through the draft, and normally only make that jump if they get a marquee free agent.
So although paying the reke's, Iggy, Rudy types excess money may seem dumb, you end up at the very least putting out a decent, competent team night in and night out as oppose to getting smacked every night, hoping that this will aid in ping pong balls and for an incoming rookie to change the face of your franchise.