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08-04-2013, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Fire Sather View Post
We can't fall in love too much with our home grown guys.

A long term deal to Callahan really wouldn't be smart at this point.
As of now and untill next summer, yes we can.

Just resign all homegrown players to the best possible deal. If nothing else, they can always be traded.

People overthink this way too much. Its a big deal to bring in someone new. To make a trade. Sometimes you gotta do it, but it doesn't change the fact that everyone should be resigned.

Take this for example. People bring up all kind of stats. Lets say we have 4 guys we needs to make a decision on long term. What are the odds that we pick the wrong guy to let go? Callahan and Girardi ends up playing great till they are 40 while Hank and Stepan breaks down when they are 33? Or vice versa? We are talking about the state of players health 5-6 years from now. 7-8 years from now. And the numbers talked about are -- sane -- now, 2013, and given a guaranteed raise of the cap to levels way above what we have today, I would say that odds for any of these guys becoming better than expected must be just as high as the opposite.

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