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06-28-2011, 02:21 PM
Bobby Lou
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Originally Posted by ItsAllPartOfThePlan View Post
Man...I don't like this at all.
Neither do I; to be honest this is the main issue I have with the Bieksa contract. I don't mind paying the guy the money, but it pretty much negated any chance we had of re-signing Ehrhoff as soon as pen hit paper. To offer Ehrhoff the same money as Bieksa is downright stupid. I'd have sooner let Bieksa walk and kept Ehrhoff at higher salary well replacing Bieksa by committee with guys like Montador and Ballard. Knock off Bieksa's salary and replace him with a more affordable guy and giving Ehrhoff $6 million doesn't look as daunting to me. If I'm Ehrhoff looking at a guy like Bieksa making $4.6 million on an apparent 'discount' I'm thinking I'm worth $6+ mill per year.

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