GotowarMissAgnes wrote:You ever refinance your mortgage?
Circumstances change. New information appears. What looked good then, looks bad now.
Unless you want to argue that every person and business should live with every choice they ever made, no matter the circumstances, I don't see what the big deal is.
And when you refinance, do you think that the mortgage company just does it to do the borrower a favor??
It's a 2 way street. How is the team benefitting if the player resigns for a better deal??
GotowarMissAgnes wrote:thedude wrote:GotowarMissAgnes wrote:...except for the first 7-10 years of their time as a player, of course, when they have almost no leverage.
Renegotiating is hardly unusual in contracts anywhere. And what leverage does a player have? Tank a season, and how much does that reduce your worth to another team?
I once heard a former player discribe the life a player this way:
The team has the leverage for the first 4-5 years of a players career. Then the the payer has the leverage for the next 5-6 years. Then the team has the leverage for the last 4 years.
I think that leaves out the 2-4 years of minor league ball, when the player also has little leverage. It also depends on the player's age. Come up at age 21, and you hit free agency right during your prime years. and you have a ton of leverage at the right time for several years.
Come up at age 25, and the team has a lot of leverage during your peak performing years. You hit free agency just as your performance starts to drop, and your leverage is minimal and short-lived.
Then don't sign a LT deal. It's that easy. You ignore any possible problems because of injury, etc. for some security. Does the player ever take a lesser contract if he has a bad year in the middle of a LT deal??