All well and good, but Holland said so himself that players have been taking less money to go elsewhere. We offered Boyle AND Erhoff more money last year and they still went to different teams.
Both players went to their respective teams due to family living in the respective cities. A story about Boyle revealed such when it was written last year. I believe Erhoff took the offer with Washington because his mom and dad moved there a year prior, but I can't remember the story entirely off the top of my head. Point is that it makes sense why a free agent would want to move closer to family instead of taking more to move further away from them.