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09-04-2013, 01:39 PM
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Jersey Girl
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Originally Posted by OverTheCap View Post
If I remember correctly, Rozy was actually a free agent for a few hours on July 1, which enabled him to field offers from other teams. Sather lost his leverage by allowing Rozsival to hit the open market - I assume he won't be stupid enough to let this happen with Hank (or Cally or Girardi) but one never knows. There's not much precedent when it comes to Sather negotiating long-term extensions for an upcoming UFA.
It doesn't really matter if UFA's actually get to the open market or not...Hank has all the leverage now, just as much as he will on July 1, 2014. Either way Sather can't play the same kind of hardball with Hank that he plays with the RFA's...now or later.

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