Thread: Confirmed with Link: Lars Eller re-signed for 2 years, $1.325M per
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07-06-2012, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by BaseballCoach View Post
People really don't understand how all this works.

Eller came off his Entry Level Contract with no arbitration rights. No leverage!

Of course he is signed cheap and Prust is signed dearly.

Think - did we have to give up Halak to get Prust??? No.

We gave up Halak at the time because Eller had SIX YEARS to go before Free Agency.

That is how it works.

Team gets 7 years of value, more or less, especially the first 4 years, the player gets the value afterwards.
1.325M is in the single 3rd round pick compensation for an offer sheet. That's a steal for Eller. He has some leverage.

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