This may be one of the smarter statements I have heard about the free agent market.The factor used for risk in their equation could trump the possibility for the 10 year high dollar deals.The players have to chose for high salary or high security.They can't have both until the risk factor is adjusted.
Here's what I imagine in my head. I could be wrong... I could be right.
All teams have increased analytic departments.
A collection of smart people will eventually get around to analyzing the value of every free agent ever signed.
They will look at the money spent and the production received for that money spent.
At the same time they will get around to analyzing the money spent and the production of players that haven't reached free agency.
They will then look at both sets of numbers and compare.
The end result is the end of free agency as we know it.
I feel fine
A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".
President of the "Baseball Player Positional Flexibility" Club
Strike Zone Automation Advocate
I'm not a starting 9 guy!!!