Originally Posted by eazyb81
Because it assumes that we will spend it in the future which I am not sure we will. I don't believe Glass is sitting there with his accountant saying to pass on Jackson and throw $12MM in a 3-year CD to be ready for the 2014 offseason. It doesn't work like that because a million other scenarios could happen between now and then.
I think we have a chance to win this division next year, and adding Jackson will help that goal without blocking prospects or giving up valuable talent.
Pretty much my thoughts as well. I don't believe this organization, which has been so ineptly run for for long (and DM continues to push the idiocy level at times) is now so detailed and forward-thinking with respect to overall payroll.
From Glass's perspective, I think all he knows now is that things are cheap. In other words, all is well.
We can re-sign Gordon and add Jackson at roughly $10M per and still be vastly underspending.
And any comments about "not being able to re-sign Hos" because of moves in '12 would be complete and utter bullshit.