Re: Predicting Rick Smith's GM Decisions Using the 20/70/10 Philosophy
I understand the point of the thread, but ultimately I think it's meaningless.
Your top ten players could change on a year to year basis. Really there are probably a top 5 that you can mark down as must keep type players (and even that is subject to change). The other half of the top ten are players that you'd really really like to keep, but if you lose one or two of them you aren't crying in your pillow at night.
But good teams find ways (for the most part) to hold on to their top talent through the best parts of their careers.