Originally Posted by Yankee_In_TX
Sorry to be vague heading out the door but been wanting to ask this for days.
Seems for Barwin and GQ the local radio and print media have analyzed the new contracts with "well, it seems big, but when you boil it down it's a tiny cap hit they'll never see all that money."
If that's truly the case, errr, why don't we/every team sign players like that?
I think most teams do that. Players contracts will say 5 years/$50 million (as an example), but in reality a player usually won't see all $50 million because only a certain amount is guaranteed.