caulfield12 Posted April 5, 2022 Share Posted April 5, 2022 3 minutes ago, Look at Ray Ray Run said: So the money isn't a part of the budget? Having a hard time following here. The Sox offered someone 4.2 million dollars to play. While the 4.2 million isn't guarnteed, there's a non-zero chance they pay out about 4 million of it. When building budgets out, you're not ignoring a value because it might not be paid. It's a part of the total cost until it's not; that's how that works. So they clearly had 4 million to offer to someone, and they chose someone who it's not gauranteed too but still potentially being paid to. The fact that there's a safety valve that says if he sucks, we don't pay it, doesn't take away from the fact that it was a part of your budget when you offered it. The money had to be there to offer it. Just look at it as a buffer investment in preventing Keuchel from reaching his innings target where another $18 million salary kicks in. I highly doubt Hahn was ever planning on paying THAT out in 2023. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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