Originally Posted by Mr. Jinx
I don't know what I'd do, but I would bet that management would be pocketing $14 mil in that scenario without finding a suitable replacement.
We could probably find a suitable replacement for his batting average in A or AA. For the HR, you won't find someone, but I'm sure we could find someone to bat .250 or .260 for 1/3 the cost or less.
I'm ok with them pocketing the money for next year if they will use it for some Int'l FA signings, regular FA signings, or future extensions for guys we want to keep. After 2014, I hope they look at adding another year or two of years or club options for Sale. Not sure his Agent would be for it with the potential he could be a $25 million+ guy in a few years, but it's worth a try to see if we can add a year or two.