Originally Posted by LX
38 is a nice number. Doesn't make him impossible to trade. And incentives I have no problem with.
if he plays this season like he did last year, he will be impossible to trade without giving assets or taking back another bad contract.
really hate this deal, I just don't get why did we have to hurry, did we really think somebody would offer him 12/yr this summer???
Seriously, WORST case scenario is he plays gangbusters this season and he increases his value to a 12-14 million/yr player. In which case, we'd still sign him, but for 2-4 million more, but at least we get a young all star calibre player.
Right now, the worst case scenario is he sucks, and we're saddled with a horrible contract for 4 years.