Predict the buyouts
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01-06-2013, 12:24 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Chicago, IL
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In the case of Gomez, I would think buying him out as soon as possible would be the preferred way to go if there was no need for him on a team. He has 2 years left on his contract that total $10MM. Saving $3.3MM on that contract would be better than saving $1.5MM from the last year. The $7MM cap space may not be needed but creating as much flexibility as possible would seem logical to me not to mention saving more real $$$
I think you're missing one very major point. The amnesty buyout isn't until next summer. If the Hab's buy out Gomez right now - I think the "old" buy out rules are in place where the front loaded contract result in big cap hits when bought out.
Of course - that's just my understanding. They have been very specific though that the amnesty buy outs occur prior to the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons. I assume that any buyout before that would be unchanged from the old CBA, but that's just my assumption.
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