San Jose general manager John Doyle has indicated an increased willingness on the part of the Quakes to pursue a Designated Player.
...Previously, Doyle had stated that owners Lew Wolff and John Fisher were open to the idea, but with the team headed in a more positive direction, the Quakes’ G.M. feels the team is better positioned to maximize the kind of contribution that a DP would make.
"The salary cap is probably going to go up. Lew Wolff and John Fisher said that if we needed a DP to be successful, they’d be willing to do it. And Frank [Yallop] and I are saying we do."
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I love that San Jose isn't thinking about a DP to fill their stadium (they already do that), but instead is looking at a way to improve their play on the field. Putting the quality of play ahead of marketing will help the whole league.
Oh, and a GM on record talking about the Cap going up? That's gold for this follower of a team that is amongst the HAVES.