Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Jeff Skinner Extension 6 years AAV of $5.725M
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08-08-2012, 10:30 AM
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The key to building a good team is locking up your young players. We've seen the insane contracts that get handed out in free agency. I think that we'll see more and more contracts like this Skinner one where GM's decide to lock up a young player early even before they know whether they will earn the contract later. Is it a risk? Sure. But it's also a big risk to let these type of players hit free agency. Given what we've seen from Skinner to date, I think this is a smart and calculated risk well worth taking.

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