Originally Posted by DanH
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.
not sure why you would say that, it would be better to just extend him the next season at market value, no?
Say he has 19M left and you want to give him 12M over 3Y, if he opts out, it comes to 55M over 4Y, or just under 14M in each of his last 3 years. If he signs a normal extension after next season, he will only get 12M per in each of his last 3, at a cost of a huge hit in 2013/14. So down the road we get more flexibility with a regular extension, no?