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01-07-2013, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by haseoke39 View Post
Because every losing side in every negotiation since the dawn of time comes out and says, "I fought hard and I really valued my right to eat my dirt sandwich cut into quarters with a side of rocks, because I really value sandwiches more when they're cut into quarters, and therefore, good for me."

So listen, the PA may say they got things they wanted, but they were never going to say they didn't. If you want to be objective, you don't just listen to what either side says. You look at the deal itself and count the dollars.
Are you eating those rocks? I'm saying look at the proposals and compare them. Don't listen to what either side is saying. Is the ability to sign for 2 years longer better for the individual player signing that contract? Yes, a longer guarantee is a better option than a shorter one. Is the arbitration award for $2.5m which can't be walked away from better than the one that can for the individual player receiving the award? Yes. Those are the questions you ask. The fiscal portion of it is removing all reality from the equation and just looking at number on a paper. It's not how things work.

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