I railed against Burke this summer for not signing this guy, but once again, Burke proves that I'm a dumba$$.
I don't understand this statement I mean Burke and Co tried to sign Richards and failed because Richards basically was set on NY all along. they went to the hotel and made there pitch Richards just choose NY, it's not like Burke was like this guys going down hill so were not interested type thing he tried to sign Richards. so if you think your dumb for wanting to sign richards then Burke is also dumb for wanting the same thing.
as for the actual thread it's not surprising that a high priced UFA is not living up to expectations. I've always hated the UFA market because most signings end up being busts, or at the very least be barely worth there deal, there are very few bargains in the UFA market, and we've learn this I think with Burkes recent signings.