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11-29-2010, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
I live under the assumption that one of those 1sts was to actually dump Lupul. Man did that contract look terrible after the fact.
It was terrible the moment they printed it... we couldn't afford to give out that contract at that point, and, more importantly, there was no reason to do it at the time (similar to Umberger, Lupul would have had good value as an arbitration RFA with no salary number hanging on him).

In the thread announcing the deal I'm pretty sure I stated he'd be traded.

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