Re: Answers for CBA circumvention
posted at 8/13/2010 9:31 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Answers for CBA circumvention
[QUOTE]The beauty of the above is that you cant buy a championship (because you cant exceed the cap to sign free-agents), but if you draft well, and acquire good young talent, you will not be forced to part with said talent once it matures (because you can go over the cap to keep your own), but if you do elect to "hoard" your maturing prospects/home-grown stars, you have to pay $$$$$ for it. And this $$$$ goes to your competition to help them hoard their prospects. As an added bonus, this structure creates a strong incentive to scout and develop your own, because once a player is under your control, you'll be able to retain him as long as you are willing to pay his contract and the luxury tax.
Posted by Drewski5[/QUOTE]
I like that drew, I also think the nfl, (minus the need for a rookie cap) is a better hard cap, you do get to "average" the bonus out, while the base salary is the salary, but often over 50% is in bonus money, contracts are not gauranteed, and if you buy a player out you only have to cover the "gauranteed" portion of the contract, though it is all compiled on to the current cap year.
you can give a guy a 3m bonus all paid in season 1, and a 1m, 2m, and 3m contract, cap hit = 2m then 3m then 4m, he does not perform and you buy him out after season 1, you only get hit with the bonus (2m) that was averaged into the cap hit.. but not the salary..
If ryders deal was for 12m at 6m in bonus, and setup up so he got.
1m and 3 in bonus year 1
2m and 2 in year two
and 3 and 1 in year there, we could have cut him for 2 m agaist the cap, and only 1m out of pocket..
(that is a little over simplied but you get the idea)