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02-28-2012, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu View Post
But wait, you're suggesting they should lose Diaz for nothing in order to keep Gomez in the minors? That doesn't make sense to me. Maybe there are guys that can be let go because their contracts are expiring anyway. How many contracts are they going to need to sign current/future unsigned draft picks, though? What about once free agency hits as well; exactly how many? But part of the point is that those decisions have to all be made first to free up any spots for acquiring players, if Gomez is kept in the minors instead of just being bought out to free up that contract spot.
What's worse? Having only 49 contracts to work with for two years (while Gomez plays in the AHL, so he replaces contract anyways) or having to deal with a 2.5 M cap hit for 4 years?

Seriously, just bury the guy.

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