Originally Posted by CySeymour
No, I am more so saying that by buying mid-level free agents, and as far as they've fallen they would have had to get a lot of them, they wouldn't have been contenders anyway. So instead of essentially wasting the resources, use them instead to build up your farm system and once those players prove themselves at the big league level, then use the cash to sign them.
If this was happening in someone's basement on Dynasty Mode, I'd agree with every move. Not so much in real life. It's not about them contending next year, it's about trying to avoid fielding an absolute disgrace of a ballclub.