"They have our proposal," Bartlett said. "If they feel, at some point between now and then (Thursday), if they feel there is something to talk about, I'm all years (sp)."
Bartlett, who says there has not been a lot of back and forth, added he still believes a deal can be worked out.
...seriously, why has this not been finalized yet. I'm not panicking yet, but seriously what's the holdup?
I said it when the season ended and I'll say it now; Cally is tremendously important to the team but Dubinsky should be the captain, this drawn out contract process cements that.
You need to remember that he's coming off a freshly broken leg at the end of the season. Maybe it is better (financially) to go to arbitration with him for a year and then resign him next year...
I don't think that anyone believes that Cally deserves anything more than Dubi and the only reason he should get a different number of years to to avoid having to negotiate with both of them at the same time again. Cally's agent was quoted the other day saying that Dubi's contract is a blueprint for Cally's, and I am sure that Management agrees. There is nothing to worry about here.
It's just agent and team playing hardball with each other. Agent is trying to use inflated free agent market and arbitration as leverage, while the team is trying to use dubes' contract as framework. I don't know what the numbers are that are being thrown around, but my guess is they'll meet somewhere in between.
@IMLazzaro If there was ligament damage I'd be concerned but broken bones heal up nice.
@KevinDeLury I know (broke a finger on my pitching hand) they usually heal nice and quick, but you're very AWARE of the different feeling and sometimes pain in said appendage... may hamper him a little this season and if he does have a down year... he may come cheaper next year...
@IMLazzaro If the Rangers weren't worried about Richards concussions no way they're concerned about Cally's leg.