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11-15-2012, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by BringBackStevens View Post
It might be amazing in the way of our team being bloated with long contracts and big money tied up in aging and declining players. 5 years on Hamilton AND 6 on Upton would be a horrible move, let alone one.
While I agree with the overall sentiment, I don't believe its the UFA deals that bite us as much as the trades. Young talent rarely, if ever, reaches free agency. Therefore, the only place you really can spend actual salary is on aged vets or locking up your young prospects.

I care less about a deal for Hamilton OR Upton (not both) than I do about the Phillies giving away future inexpensive talent for a 1-2 year patch.

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