which is why i cringed when i read the 2nd bolded part
I think it came down to defensive partner. When he's paired with somebody seriously inept (Redden, Gilroy) it will expose him. He was extremely solid when paired with Staal towards the end of last season.
Whats the matter? Sather cant negotiate two contracts concurrently?
I guess he cant walk and chew gum at the same time also.
This is a pretty stupid post.
Why try to negotiate 2 contracts at once when you only have X amount of cap space? Suppose we have 5 million in space. Girardi wants 3M, Staal wants 3.5M. Yep, negotiating them both at the same time really worked out well.
Now that he knows what Girardi's cap will be, he knows how much he can offer Staal.