Resmondo doesnt put as much in the game anymore so Brett needs to find alot of sponsors to continue the high paying salaries. There is still alot of bat deals they can offer, thats how they were about to get Riley for 150k, but the amount Resmondo was able to get from SIS and Rawlings is not as much.
Those players are now getting similar offers from other teams or a little more so they are going there. Resmondo is able to get less proven players by offering high salaries, but the guys that have been there for a long time can go elsewhere now and get the same or more money.
I do not believe loyalty had anything to do with guys staying with Brett.
Resmondo has been over paying for a decade. The promise of being on Team USA because Cooper and Helmer control it and the ability of offering 40k bat contracts on top of 50k-100k salaries makes Resmondo as well as Derby Girls a place players want to go.
Unfortunately, Brett is not allowed to offer as much as hes uaed to which makes players leave for possibly a better home. Having to have many sponsors to fund a very high payroll to keep players is key and those are becoming hard to find. Teams like Monsta and Dan Smith of old were willing to drop boat loads of cash to get players, has been cause of players leaving. CE can offer Mack a large Suncoast deal and Macck is very close friends with Pattrrson so it males sence. It seems that MPT is the only team keeping its players with marginal salaries and willing to make a large signing like Collins and Joe Joe last year to add to the core they have kept for several years.