wrveres wrote:It is certainly a fair deal, and props to Milwaukee for stepping up and making the offer if it is true. But I do not see why Lee should have to be loyal to Milwaukee. He has done his 7 years under the current system, including taking pennies on the dollar from Chicago, and now finished his arbitration. He has earned his right to go out into the free agent market to see what he can get.
While this is true, free agency sucks. Just like Beltran in KC. Small teams can never keep their studs. That's alot to say no too. There was this 2b, i forget his name. He turned down like 5 mil, and ended up signing for around $500,000. Sometimes it can kill you. Say Lee blows out something, and becomes a injury prone player? He may never see 48 mil.