Buyout clause - Do we use it?
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12-31-2012, 06:41 PM
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It's only going to be to a certain point though. Aqualini has spent money beyond the salary cap on this team, but exactly how high will he go? And don't forget that for all he's spending the team is raking in the cash, so rather than how much does he spend it's more how much less does he want to make.
Don't forget that we let Ehrhoff walk when Buffalo gave him a deal that would pay $20 million in the first two years. Could that deal have been pushing the upper limit of the teams payroll? If Aqualini wanted to 'win at all costs' then we should have been willing to pay him the same.
An amnesty'd contract does not carry the same risk as Ehrhoff. His cost is cost against the salary cap.
Such a contract compromises us competitively in other areas in both the short term AND the long term. You can argue it may not be a smart choice and actually compromises the "winning at all cost" mentality.
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