Thread: Proposal: Trade Proposal: Anton Babchuk
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09-09-2009, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by blahblah View Post
Just a reminder. Howson and the coaching staff might not have the same impressions on his overall game that you do. That and Howson likely doesn't know what the contract demands are. I find it unlikely that's it's 1.4 per year, however.

If we trade Ruth and get a guy that wants 3.5 mil, it's pretty much a waste.
The thing about his potential contract is that if any team was convinced he was a player that was worth $1,307,811 - $2,615,623, they would have already offered him an offer sheet and given up the 2nd round compensatory pick. The fact that we have not seen that, and his agent has been active in shopping him for the past few months, is evidence to me that no team out there is willing to give up that compensation when his value falls in the lower end of that compensation bracket.

If a team was convinced he was a $3 million per year player, they would have no problem making the $2.6 million offer to him and giving up the proper compensation for it. It would be a no brainer that Carolina wouldn't even match the $1.31 number and would walk away with the 2nd round pick from any team smiling.

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