This is just how the system works at this point. Teams get rewarded for bringing players up through their minors by being able to pay them minimal money for their first few years and then getting arbitration. Of course, they get punished once the players reach and go beyond arb. (see: Jack Wilson)
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I havn't even read everything I've bought"
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