Originally Posted by El-Gonzo Jackson
Signing a rookie is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT than signing an unrestricted free agent.
The free agent tests the waters and lets teams bid for his services. Rosenhaus will even fake phone calls from other teams, pretending that his client is getting a better offer. Timmons as the #15 draft pick got a bit more than the #16 pick and a bit less than the #14 pick.......its pretty much a slotting system.
Yeah, I'm very well aware that the two situations are different and exactly what they are. I was refuting the assertion that the Rooneys would "never" negotiate with Rosenhaus when in fact they have in the past. "Negotiation" and "reaching an agreement" are two very different things.