Rejoint: juill. 2021
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The problem with most bridge deals is that when they expire, the player can go to arbitration and force the team into a short-term contract that takes him to unrestricted free agency in the minimum number of years. However, according to Cap Friendly, Dobson still won’t have arbitration rights when he comes out of this contract, so the team will have a fair amount of leverage on the next negotiation. In my opinion, that’s the way bridge deals should work. With arbitration eligibility the player has too much leverage, which is why I think we’re seeing more teams sign young players long term. They want to avoid that arbitration stage and get the player committed for a few years beyond the UFA minimum. There’ll still be a chance to do that with Dobson on his next contract, so this is the ideal bridge deal.