To: Retired Greyhound
The Niners were fortuante to land him at #10. They should pay him as if he were the #7 pick, which he would have been had a sane person (i.e. not Al Davis) been making the selection.
I think the Niners are being cheap.
While I agree that Crabtree is better than Bey he was still drafted 10th. That's reality.
To suggest that players and teams should be tied to some arbitrary interpretation of reality opens the door for a bunch of really ridiculous nonsense:
"Well, we drafted you at 15 but that was a stretch. You're really a second round player so here's our offer comparable to the #45 pick. Take it or leave it."
"I know I was drafted at 16 but I'm as good as the number 1 guy (even though he's a QB and I'm a DB) so I want the same contract. . ."
Crabtree was drafted at 10. His offer is a dollar less than the number 9 guy and substantially more than the number 11 guy.
That's all that matters. . . or all that should, tampering and bad advice aside.
posted on 09/23/2009 11:25:49 AM PDT
(Darwin was right!)
Sure, but since there isn’t a uniform system, those arguments can be entertained. The other 31 GMs would probably have taken him ahead of Bey.
I just think the Niners should consider that they were fortunate to get a Top 5 talent at #10 because of Al Davis senility.
That said...Crabtree is making a huge mistake, and will never see this much money again. This is a Juan Gonzalez with the tigers, or Juliana Margolis with ER miscalculation.
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