The afl make this crap up as they go. They manufactured pick 3 for Frawley. If they want to help richmond, they will.How did they "manufacture" pick #3 for Frawley? He was on a big, long term contract, relatively young and an AA player. 1st round compensation seems right, the only element that potentially made it over the top was Melbourne's ladder position.
If he’d left a contender and they’d got #15 based on ladder position nobody would have blinked twice.
Apart from one AA season, he’d been mediocre at best in recent years before the trade. There was definitely a feeling that the AFL inflated his value to do Melbourne a good turn.
Did they also inflate Hawthorn’s offer somehow?
If Hawthorn are offering all these FA’s x years at 500 plus, how the hell can they possibly stay under the cap.
Has compensation always been based just on the offer, or on the perceived value to the original team.