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07-21-2013, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by BaseballCoach View Post
If the four years was too long, I presume you would have preferred two. But two years included ZERO UFA years, so $3.5M was not necessary. We should have either signed him 2 years at about $2.25M, knowing his limitations, or just waited to the end of the year.

The only way I was giving 4 years was for around $2.0M per year so that I had a highly tradeable contract. "You want long-term commitment, you give me a hometown discount."
or better yet

SAY NO AND WALK AWAY

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