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08-21-2012, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Man Bear Pig View Post
I never understand why these kids sign long-term deals so young. I get that there's always a risk that you may receive a career ending injury of some kind but if you wait a few years, a few years prior to becoming a free agent, you can cash in even more, bigtime. Makes complete sense from the teams standpoint, lockup a young superstar, hopefully buying out a few years of UFA status.
You answered your own question. I am pretty sure a guy making 30 mil by the time he is 25 doesnt suck. And it guarantees that he will never have to work a day in his life if he gets hurt. Seems like a no brainer to me to set yourself up for life and go for the home run later.

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