Originally Posted by 'Hamas' Jenkins
Ideally you want to wait a few months for Taveras to come up because then you get another year on his clock due to the weird way the arb system works.
that was the general consensus that the Cards didn't want the 6 year clock to start ticking until he was really ready for prime time to get the most bang for their 6 year buck. They would hold him back until this year didn't count because if he pans out as prediction, he will be making $25+ million a year in year 7 of big show service.
When can you bring up players and not count as a year of service, you know?