As far as needing more money and more sponsors to get more major teams letís say this - you add the elite tag , you add more major players to major list , you add more watch list guys - over all more people count as points when building a team . You cap major teams at 25 points and now guys that were rotting on bench of top team , now have to be released .
There are 4 major teams ( smith, ressy, bad drawn , Juno )
Said released guys of course are going to be asking for big dollars as they are used too and yes the borderline AA sponsor probably ainít willing to give them what they want to get these guys and make the Jump to major .. so now what happens itís oct and these dudes are wanting 25 grand or more and none of the borderline sponsors are willing to drop another 75k into the team to get these guys and go major as you saying what will happen . But what happens after oct???? What happens when itís now January and these guys that wanted 25 grand to play still donít have a team ? Do they just not play next year cause they didnít get anyone to give them 25 grand ?? Hell no they donít - all of a sudden they start bringing there weekend number way down to a more reasonable number - now that borderline sponsor that wasnít willing to drop another 75-100k into his team can get those same guys for much less and now he gets them cheaper and is able to field a major team that can compete , for not much more than he was going to spend to run his AA team .
Over more people that are worth points - more points people available after the major teams fill the rosters out , harder it is to build that AA team and might make those sponsors grab the best talent they can and jump to major because now they can get some studs that fell through the cracks because major teams are capped and close the talent gap between the top 2 teams and the other major teams .