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12-05-2012, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Ernie View Post

There's absolutely nothing stopping a team from signing a player for one year. Indeed, a large number of contracts of this length are signed each season.

Players are signed to longer term contracts when they've earned them. The team takes a risk in hopes that their performance over the life of the contract will equal or exceed the contract value.

I find it very unsettling that these basic concepts are so unfamiliar to so many posters on these forums.
There is plenty of things stopping teams from one year deals.

Market value, competition for said player. Player agent (biggest one).

It's not so cut and dry bro.

Are fringe players mostly one year deals ? Yes.

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