Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:44 AM
Definitely. I don't think there are many agents who are surprised when teams call them and give their official offer the first day. Us regular people can figure out ways to get unofficial offers to people, imagine how good the professionals are.
Definitely. You have guys sign literally minutes into Free Agency. Didn't Biron sign with the Rangers pretty much immediately a few years ago?
I file this under "I think everyone kind of knows it's going on, but looks the other way". Because I think it happens a lot, but it's difficult to prove unless someone gets really stupid about it, which probably leads most teams to not want to expend the money or energy trying to find a smoking gun...there may even be a "Well, the guy didn't want to stay here anyway, so what's the point?" attitude in many cases. We know how much verbiage goes into these contracts, outside of the years and dollars...all of the seemingly minuscule points, etc. And these things are getting signed sometimes MINUTES after free agency begins? It would take several hours just to READ most of those contracts!
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 20 June 2013 - 11:46 AM.
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