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07-17-2012, 03:24 PM
Brent Burns Beard
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Originally Posted by Ohio Jones View Post
I'm curious as to why...

You've got a threshold where you're comfortable signing the guy, ad beyond which you'd prefer the compensation. Pretty easy, really. If it feels too risky, sign the guy before July 1st.

because it is poaching and not only rarely works, it drives up player costs because GM's think they are being smart and working the system.

and just because i dont want to sign a guy at a particular rate, doesnt mean i prefer the compensation.

if you want someone else's player, make a trade offer. if the GM refuses to negotiate then I would agree with the RFA route as a leverage strategy to make a deal.

without a prior attempt at a trade offer, i find RFA offers to be hostile with no other motivation other than to aggravate because unless its an outrageous offer, it will be matched.

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