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02-23-2013, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Broad Street Elite View Post
Then, by that definition, it is impossible to say anyone is overpaid? If it's fair game to suppose that a team made a mistake in hindsight to not sign a particular player, should it not also be fair game to say that the contract he received is an overpayment by comparing it to others of similar talent?
This is a fair point, and surely some guys were payed more than they should have been or evaluated to be better players than they really are. I was getting at the idea that worth is relative. If Tampa needs what Carle does badly enough, he's worth paying 5.5x6, to them. That might represent an overpayment for every other team in the league, or far exceed what hewould be offered if the salaries team's were willing to pay him were averaged . . . but to them, he was worth it.

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