Originally posted by crake49:
Originally posted by susweel:
sign him and kap to extensions ASAP
They're probably going to exercise their fifth-year option with Smith and wait until at least half way or three fourths of the way through next season before they try to do a long-term contract with him.
This. That damn 5th year option is the transition tag basically, so he'll get $9M for 1 year....That is a pretty good base for a long term extension.
Including the $9m for his 5th year it could read on paper as a 5 year deal with $50 mill with another 2-5 mill paid to him immediately making his initial pay day look fairly damn big. Ultimately make it contain maybe $16-18million in guaranteed money, including that initial $11-14M chunk he'd get in 2015......
I'm no salary guru though....That is AB's department.....Quick someone send up the 9erCapHell spotlight!
[ Edited by sfout on Jan 30, 2014 at 4:49 PM ]