[QUOTE]Originally posted by itsinthegame:
"No offense intended - I think it is just pure speculation on your part."
Basing my opinion on the other deals done this offseason for similar quality players. Technically yes it's speculation with research.
"If he wanted to structure the deal differently - it is very possible that the alternatives offered by the club may have been detrimental to him financially."
Halladay is the undisputed Ace of the Toronto staff as well as Arbitration eligible & a year from Free Agency. He was in a commanding position in this negotiation & should have been able to get pretty much whatever he wanted so I can't see him beingforced to accept bad terms...unless his representation wasn't as effective as it should have been.
"On the other hand - based on the numbers - it would appear that Mr. Hallyday wont be eating at the hot dog stand anymore. LOL"
Roy should be able to eat wherever he wants for the rest of his life & his children & grandchildren as well.