Originally Posted by westofyou
What he said.
I really think that the agents job is to get more than just cash and year, it also involves putting his guy in a position to exceed personal numbers or comfort.
Comfort in new surroundings
I think that would be just about the standard checklist. For some players going to a team that did well last year is going to be part of that comfort. For others factors like media market and his own aesthetics (some players might only want to be in Cali for instance) take precedence.
But strength of system is something you never even hear discussed in all the various ramblings about the free agent market.
IMO, those are things you and I care about, but we're by no means indicative of the standard thought process in the marketplace.