Ufa is actually one of the oldest (and largest) cities in Russia. The city was established in 1586, making it one of the oldest continuously inhabitable cities in the world. Ufa has a spectacular backdrop with many picturesque spots in the area that you can visit. It is also very popular among sports enthusiasts and many are drawn to it because of the large number of sports bookings available here.
One of the main reasons why people come to Ufa is that there are lots of legal bookings available here; and since there are many different kinds of sports there are a lot of chances to get into contact with some of the free agents in the region. The legal sports gambling in Ufa includes baseball, American football, tennis, and polo, and the most popular sport in the region is horse racing. There are also a lot of people who make a living from gambling on baseball games.
Many of these people have come to know Ufa because they were once free agents. As a member of the ufa territorial association you are entitled to free travel within the country, and even within the CIS countries (Caucasus countries that form the Russian Federation). This means that you can move to any of the cities within the ufa area for the entire regular season games if you so wish. Once you become a free agent, you can sign on with any team that offers you a contract for the entire regular season. But you may not be able to sign on with a particular team during certain parts of the season, depending on how restrictive the club’s contracts are.
In the meantime, you can benefit from having an “unlimited practice squad”. This simply means that you can rotate players between the regular roster and the practice squad. As you probably know, a player can only play in the game for one season. So in essence they are locked into that team for three entire accrued seasons. Of course there is also the option of signing a long-term deal but that will also put a cap on your ability to change teams as you wish. That is why an “unlimited practice squad” makes more sense.
If you want to take advantage of this option you will have to be prepared to wait until the rookie draft comes around. That is when the new crop of free agents will be available and you can sign them on a professional level. Once you do that, you can then go on to sign on with any other ufa league team that offers you a contract for the rookie season practice squad. That way you can lock in your players at the present moment in time, while the new crop of free agents get into camp.
So in essence it all comes down to one thing: do you want to play baseball in the United States without the benefit of a salary? Or do you want to be paid to play baseball? While the RFA scenario makes some sense for many players, the unlimited ufa experience makes a different case. There is no doubt that the two scenarios are similar in many ways including the obvious salary issue but the fact that you don’t have to worry about signing a contract makes the RFA scenario that much more appealing for most players.