How is it unhealthy for the sport's future?
Any issues baseball has have nothing to do owners paying players.
Small market teams are always going to be at a disadvantage. That is unavoidable. In the NBA for instance you have a cap and revenue sharing. A team like the Lakers still has an advantage over a team like the Wizards. All things being equal a player isn't going to pick Baltimore over a larger market. Why would they? No point crying about it.
Your plenty of time left in the off-season.
I guess as I age, my patience is thinning out, and just win baby win.
I know Elias plays is tight to his chest, so we really dont know if he is kicking tires on anything.
I just have this nightmare, that ST comes and Elias is going to say, I tried, and just going getting anybody to ink up.
I know there is no evidence to point to this, and I hope to be wrong.
Sponsored one for you and also sponsored one for my cousin's group in Poulsbo WA today. She's a "Former Command Master Chief at US Navy (Ret)" 30+ years of service. So proud of her, though I'm not sure she would want the attention of posting her photo. 🤭
So grateful to you both for your service as well as taking the time with your busy schedules to keep this going.
I don't think it necessary to ignore the FA market to adopt this as a winning strategy.
I think however, that it is beneficial to put Free Agency last in your team-building priority list... and to stay away from high-year high-dollar contracts... which I think are unhealthy for the sport's future.
Any small market team has been put at a disadvantage already (even with overt attempts like revenue sharing and luxury taxes that are supposed to help ease that disadvantage). What we're discussing here is one possibly way that teams might overcome that advantage with careful strategic thinking rather than brute force dollars.
This was actually pretty objective, albeit negative. I agree with most of it.
I think Roman has to go and I would also be in favor of firing Harbaugh. I want to see what Lamar can do with some fresh coaching.
But I think there’s a solid chance you will be getting your Lamar wish. I think he will play elsewhere after the franchise tag next season and we will be in full rebuild mode, licking our wounds and picking in the top 3, hopefully with a new coach and GM.