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 Posted: Wed Sep 11th, 2019 09:53 pm
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krazykid18 wrote: silentkiller wrote: Anybody here hates the idea of free agency in sports and wishes that it didn't exist?
WTF what kind of stupid shit is this??


Why do you not like the idea of free agency in sports?Free agency is fine.  What bothers me is that players do not want to play under the deals that they sign.  I'm not talking NFL now - because those players get fucked by the fact that they can get cut at any time and not get paid.  I'm talking NBA, when you see a guy that agrees to a nine figure contract, then decides he just doesn't want to play for that team, so he either sits out or just half-asses his play. 

If you don't have free agency, the team owner holds all the cards and the hammer as well.  But there has to be collective balance.   We can't have a situation like MLB either, where if there's a dozen OF free agents this year all about the same, the first four get good contracts and the rest get stuck working out in a camp in Arizona.  Nobody can tell me it's good for baseball when JD Martinez can't get signed in the offseason and ends up with Boston halfway through Spring Training.  The way that MLB screwed up a lot of things is the qualifying offer, and for the life of me I can't understand why a player would ever turn that down after we see what's gone on the past few years.



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