Lincoln chairman Bob Dorrian is concerned by the number of players who have left the club by mutual consent.
Albert Jarrett became the 13th player in the last 18 months to have his contract paid up early when he left Sincil Bank at the end of March.
Dorrian insists such moves will have an impact on next season`s playing budget.
"It's galling because we are paying off players who previous managers thought would be a good asset to the club," Dorrian told BBC Radio Lincolnshire. "We've had too many players who we have paid off, when in essence that money could have been spent more wisely in the first place.
"We could say to those previous managers, 'You made a mistake', but we're left to carry the can financially. It's upsetting but that is the nature of the game.
"It will impinge greatly on whatever (manager) Steve (Tilson) might like to do next season because he will now have to carry seven players over to next season and a lot of those players are on good salaries."