Originally Posted by theogt
No, you're paying $5. And receiving $3.
In our scenario, you're paying a 1st, two 3rds, and a 4th, in order to receive one player.
Whatever. In receiving $3, you are only giving up $2. If you want to split hairs like this, be my guest. The point is, that 1st you're giving up is more than compensated for by receiving that one player.
The net loss on our part is essentially two 3rds and a 4th. And actually a little less than that since the one player is theoretically worth more than the first you gave up.