Re: Lockout last year. 100m in buyouts.
posted at 7/3/2013 12:59 PM EDT
In response to DrCC's comment:
In response to shuperman's comment:
really? Last cba it sure did, this one already has. Smart rich owners continue to beat the system. Last one they fired them in the farm ie redden. This one they can use buyouts. So essentially flyers buy out two high paid guys and then replace with 2 high paid guys. Why cant teams that use the buyout be placed on probation for a year. I know it sounds stupid but there are 10 teams making money and keeping the rest of the league a float.
I applaud teams like boston and ottawa who seem to lock up their own and under the guidelines of the cba.
Rich teams will always benefit. Just before the lockout these morons were signing huge tickets. Massive arm chair deals.
I think the idea is that they signed those deals in a situation where they did have that out - burying in the minors. Once these two years/two buyouts are done, these teams will have no real recourse should a contract prove bad. They can't demote the player to the minors, they can't frontload a contract to a point that an early retirement is likely, and even if they did (or trade the player to a cash-poor cap-space-rich team) they will get hit with the difference in what they payed vs what they got. So these 2 Compliance Buyouts were agreed to as a "get out of previous CBA thinking jail card".
We'll see what insane deals get made this year. I'm sure there will be at least one. Consider though what would happen to Minnesota if, 3 years from now, Parise's game falls off a cliff. That's $7.5M in cap space they can't really do anything about.
Well correct me if im wrong but cant a team eat mobey should they want to trade a dead weight contract. If the cap hits 80 million in 2 yrs doesnt this benefit the higher end teams.
Book, its not anger. Im just tired of the cba being cheated by the ones creating it. i think the players are spoiled but its based on rich owners who can abuse their own system. i sure hope this fixes things bc if you look at recent history there havent been many teams in the finals that havent been abusing it.
Chicago, nj, la, pitt, van, philly. all playing the system.