How do you push an A team up to AA that makes the major in 2022 and push them into a division where the first 4 batters on the opposing team are major players from 2022 playing down? 3 of them starters from the #1 seed?
Your building a bad major team on purpose to play down and dominate a lower division. This is about the integrity of the division and the protection of the sponsors in that division and not about sponsors that want to dominate AA and "compete" at the Major.
If those 4 Major players each want to play on a separate AA team that would be great. But to play on the same team is silly and I know personally makes me not want to cover the AA Worlds at all.
Competitive Edge showed you can move up from A to AA and compete at the Major with what you have and a few tweaks as did MPT a few years ago.
"Overpaying players" actually made for the most parity in Conference history last year as all 4 major teams each won 4 tournaments and AA teams finished 2nd and 4th at the Major.