Originally Posted by MinnesotaCowboy
Wouldn't it be nice to hear of some player who says "I will honor my contract even though I feel I am underpaid at this time. My word is my bond". Can you imagine what would have happened to us poor old civilians who worked for a living going in and telling our boss that if he didn't give us the pay boost we deserved we would leave him in two weeks........most of us would still be in the poor house! I can understand the process and management hasn't helped by giving them the big back-ended contracts with huge signing bonuses knowing that would be gone at the back end of the large contracts unless they were superstars! The players just want the big signing bonus because they know they will free agents before they complete the contracts....greed on both sides.....what a way to run a business!
Well, that would be ideal. It would also be ideal if teams would also honor
players' contracts and not cut them with years remaining on a contract. Teams do it ALL the time. They also will threaten a player to renegotiate a "cap-friendly deal" or be cut. So I agree with you, it cuts BOTH ways.....