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07-11-2011, 11:09 AM
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I don't think the CBA lets you have things like that right in the contract. There may be some unwritten agreements, but IMHO a GM would be foolish to make promises like that. Have to run the team as a pure meritocracy. Emelin can't have any guarantees.
One might think that with the way the market is right now, Hannan would have some good offers on his table, and indeed a Mara/Sopel option might be more sensible. The bottom line is I'd rather see the team spend a few $$$ right now on somebody than have to deal away more draft picks for one in mid-season. I doubt training camp will be enough to show us that we definitively don't need somebody. If players subsequently step up, then maybe for a change we get to be the team dealing a spare away at the deadline.
That's fine, IMHO. It's not really about how he's used. More about how he deserves to be used. He's coming in as a rookie with no experience, and he only deserves to play as much as his ability shows he deserves. If he's a flight risk therefore, then all the more reason to sign somebody else now.
If Yemelin goes back after the training camp because he is #7, then let him go. We don't need that kind of prima donna.
Mara or Sopel can still be re-signed, and I would give a good chance to Carle.
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