Originally Posted by GreenGeek
BINGO! This is exactly the right math. Dumping Sanchez costs an
$4.8M on top of what you spend anyhow. Other posters are
right that there are tricky ways to lower the numbers that MUST be
pursued. However assuming none of that works out, the correct choice is:
- Do you want to pay Sanchez the extra $4.8M this year to leave now?
- Do you want to pay Sanchez the extra $4.8M next year to leave then?
My answer is leave now. Not just because of the extra roster spot
and supplemental draft pick, but to clear the air and get past this mistake.
You don't get supplemental picks for guys you trade or cut - only for those whose contracts expire and who go elsewhere.