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03-06-2013, 01:16 PM
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If they buy out Richards the Rangers credibility when signing free agents will definitely take a hit.
A rich organization like them can afford to buy contracts out even if they are dumped in the minors.
All of those contracts didn't work out. They were lucky Drury retired, and Gomez netted them MacDonag from a drunk GM, but Redden and Richards will be precedents and agents, players will both notice.
Drury didn't retire. He was bought out. Burying Redden in the minors hasn't affected the Rangers ability to sign free agents. So why would buying out Richards do so? You think Richards will be upset? He earned 12 mil last year and 12 mil (prorated) this year. He'll earn 9 mil next year. If he gets bought out after that, he'll get another 18 mil. That's a total of about 46 mil over 3 years. Yeah, I'm sure free agents will look at that and want no part of it.
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