I'm a long-time lurker who rarely posts but enjoys your capology reports. I have a ? on what you think. Is it possible that BB/SP could have decided that this years FA class doesn't have that much "value," and therefore, instead of spending like drunken sailors on this year's FA, causing cap-casualty problems in the next couple of years they could decide to do something different. Is it possible that instead of doing what they have the last couple of years (restructuring and extending contracts in order to have a current lower cap), that they frontload some contracts this year (like Sey or Branchs), and thus having really low cap #'s in the future (which might have better FA). Especially considering most of the league seems to be spending all their $$ on this year's FA. The reason I thought of this is that if most of the league mortgages the future, all the players who are under contract are going to want a lot of $$ because the market went up. And therefore, in the next couple of years teams who mortgaged the future for players, all of sudden won't be able to pay for players whose contracts are expiring in the next three years. I doubt that strategy would be very popular amongst the posters here, but I am mostly asking if that is a possibility.