Re: Free Agent Compensation Could Be in Jeopardy
Originally Posted by mth123
I don't think its that big a deal. Most teams can't afford to offer arbitration to get compensation anyway. This ends up as rule that was intended to help the poor franchises that were losing players and now primariliy helps the rich ones anyway.
There's some truth to that. The idea was that the poor clubs would lose the free agents, the rich clubs would be signing them... but the rich clubs lose plenty of free agents, too. I always thought they should tweak the rules so you couldn't get compensation picks unless the player had been in your organization the entire previous season, i.e. no compensation for losing a rent-a-player.
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