Originally Posted by mcaj22
that doesn't give you much time to work out a new deal, especially if the other side is not budging.
example Brandon Carr. They had to make a jump on Routt in February because Pioli knew his fears come March was Brandon Carr testing FA and not budging on any deal from Piolis end.
The same will happen with at least one of Bowe, Dorsey, Albert, if not two of them. Only one tag to go around and as it stands right now Pioli has NO leverage to get any of these guys to sign long term, unless he severely overpays them. And he's not doing that.
I could get a deal done with Bowe in 24 hours if I had the power to do so. It's not difficult. It's just stubborn GMs being stubborn assholes in their stubbornness and stubborn stubbornity.