Originally Posted by Zordon
$9M isn't chump change. It would have been $5.5M but the restructure bumped it up nearly $3M. Restructuring deals makes fans feel good in the short term but if the player needs to be cut in the future (like Free) then that increase in the prorated signing bonus comes back to bite us.
Yeah hopefully we get more clarity on these numbers the next few weeks. Would you prefer Free be on the team in 2013?
I'm not sure it was bumped up 3M.
From Spotrac, he only restructured a total of 4.8M
It looks like they added 2 more years when they restructured it but I dunno. It looks weird and Spotrac doesn't have all the info to figure out what happened.
4 years 32M was the original. Supposedly 10.4M in signing bonus but a total of 17M guaranteed.
Now he's signed through 2016.
I think Spotrac does well with the initial stuff but once restructuring occurs they look to be out of the loop or at the very least don't post all the information necessary to understand what they have posted.