Thread: Speculation: Liar, Liar, Pants on fire!
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08-02-2011, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ThirdManIn View Post
Essentially what happens is the team gives an offer (low) and the player gives a request (high). The arbiter doesn't have to meet in the middle, but the theory is that he or she will. The $4.7m offer given to the arbiter likely isn't the same offer given to Weber for any contract offered. In fact, with the amount of money we need to spend to reach the floor an offer for $4.7m would be silly on so many levels that I find it hard to believe it was ever a serious amount.
I'm assuming that the team then had to try to justify why Weber's worth only $4.7 million? Sounds like a bad idea to me. Why try to piss off the player by trying to justify a number that no one in their right mind would think is reasonable? Unless the comps that can be used would suggest this is around the right number. (Remember there are some contracts that can't be used as comparisons.)

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