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07-05-2011, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
He's clearly worth 6.67/year now. The worry is that he has a drurious decline and is a shell of his former self after say year 4 when he's about 35. A buyout would be catastrophic cap wise with 5 years left on the deal. Granted, that's worst case, but even if you need to buy him out after 5 years, you're still looking at a nasty hit. Personally I think it's overblown, as I expect him to perform well into his mid thirties, but you really never know.
I can't imagine him declining quite that quickly, knock on wood. I'd say we'll probably get good production out of him until he's 37 or so. And after that point, is the buyout really that bad?

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