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05-07-2013, 12:47 PM
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Blind Gardien
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San Jose did their own cost/benefit analysis on Clowe. They would have liked to keep him and sign him. On their terms. But also recognizing his diminished contribution in a poor season. Clowe's contract expectations were more grandiose. So they essentially replaced him with Torres, and got bonus futures in the bargain. We can make our own cost/benefit analysis if/when the time comes. It's worth asking Clowe's agent what he's looking for. It sounds like it will be too much. But you ask anyway just to be sure. And also consider what alternatives are out there. I don't see any big debate in it. If you could get Clowe on our terms, obviously he would be a good addition for our team. But the odds of getting him on our terms are miniscule/maybe non-existent IMHO.

But also, those basing their evaluation of Clowe just on this past season are probably overlooking part of the analysis too.

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