Lateral Quicks wrote:bluerap23 wrote:
I hate the $10 million draft pick argument. We didn't sign JB for $28 million. The dollars spent on salary is based on a budget that has nothing to do with draft pick compensation. I get that draft picks are valuable, but equating it to additional salary is a huge stretch.
It's not additional salary for 2017, but it is an opportunity cost. The higher salary may come in future years when instead of paying the draft pick $550K league minimum we may have to pay a veteran $5M+ per year. The $10M is based on a number of things, such as probabilities of sandwich picks making it to the bigs, league average salaries, etc.
I get it. I just don't agree that it is equivalent to paying JB $28.
There are a number of other arguments to be made. For example having JB over MS (for example) may end up generating far more than $10 million in ticket and merchandising if it means contention vs. non-contention.
If the 2017 budget was $190 million would we care...