Originally Posted by moremilk
BC was talking about extending Gay this summer if I'm not mistaken. The real question is for how much. And also, does it matter? Even if we swap his old contract for the new, we'll still be way over the cap space. Even if we lose Lowry for free and we'd still have no meangingful cap space (i.e. at least 7 million).
Yeah, but renegotiating his contract down through an extension could pay dividends a couple years from now, when we are going to have to start paying the younger guys on our team, plus Lowry if he sticks around. Always good to have a little more room around the tax threshold, as the MLE is a much better tool to add talent than the taxpayer MLE.