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07-26-2012, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Canucklehead View Post
Signing Semin to that deal would have completely screwed up this team's financial situation going forward. How do we justify paying a heartless player like Semin more than the Twins? We've fostered a culture here where players take less than market value for the good of the team, and you go out to break the bank on a guy like that?

At around $5m, maybe, he'd have been worthwhile. At $7m, becoming the highest player on the team? It'd be impossible to say no fast enough.
Semin makes this team a lot better. For the good of the team, the players should understand this, and understand that for players with no prior ties to the team, a discount should not be expected, nor should they be expected at all under any circumstances.

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