Originally Posted by DocBar
If you want to see how this strategy works out, go watch an Astros game. You can't have a roster full of superstars, but you must
pay the ones you have at various positions and fill in the rest via the draft and FA. IMHO, Smith and Kubiak seem to be on the same page, drafting well and getting fantastic UDFA's. We're thin at some positions right now because both Smith and Kubiak were learning how to get in the same book for a few years, much less the same page of the same book. I can't begin to imagine how much influence Phillips has had in this.
This is the way great organizations like the Steelers and Patriots keep reloading and staying in contention.
There is no cap in baseball. The last 3 years the Texans have started with their backs up against the salary cap wall (little or no room). It doesn't appear that there is any relief in the near future. This puts the Texans at a distinct disadvantage because they've consistently pushed money to future years, year after year. The Steelers and Patriots are NOT having to restructure contracts 3 years in a row. The Texans have converted quite a few of today's salaries to tomorrows dollars. When Mario became a FA and his $20 million salary came off the books the Texans still started the new year over the cap. Yep, these guys are doing a swell job.