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11-05-2009, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Melrose_Jr. View Post

I'm not following the logic of signing a player to an 11 year contract, then possibly trading him in the first year.
The logic is simple. The inflation of salaries was expected. Should such expectation be correct ( i.e 20 million per year or so would be what elite 1C is paid), Vinny would be underpaid by the end of his term. Signing DiPietro was another example of such thinking.

It didn't work out due to severe World Economic Crisis of 08. Or at least didn't work out as fast as predicted. The solutions are 1)to keep VLC and wait till salaries go up as predicted or 2)admit the mistake and take a loss before it is too late. I think TB will take a second route, but it's just a guess.

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