Originally posted by susweel:
No love for SF.
Pretty much no love for California in general unless you're LA in all the sports.
It's just not an attractive place to play because of the sales tax factor. Unless the team is on the cusp of a championship players tend to stay away from cali unless they are offering the best money after sales tax factors in.
New York only gets away with it because of it's the number one market and LA gets away with it because of the market and two of their sports teams in the Dodgers and Lakers are all time classic teams in their respective sports.
Sure you can overpay for free agents and we have but you can only do it so many times before you hose yourself in the cap. Which is why building through the draft is so critical for teams like us because it's far easier and usually cheaper to resign your own talent to extensions than it is bring in talent via free agency.