Originally Posted by rdivaldi
Do baseball teams ever really "write off" high priced FA acquisitions? This isn't the NFL where players have guaranteed and non-guaranteed money.
Well they could be benched if they have bench value, which the Sox never do, they could be traded with the Sox picking up a large portion of salary, they dont do that either or they could be traded for a player in a similar situation on another club. A change in scenery sometimes helps. I know what you are saying and thats why long term contracts scare me and even more so when you go out of your way to do it. Resigning a player that has proved his worth to the club isnt as scarey to me. Finally, salt and peppering Dunns last year is the prudent thing to do with the way this club is going.