and forgive me if it’s come up elsewhere, I haven’t seen it.
Why is it not an option to have Roy, his agent, and management sit down and agree to rework the terms of his contract into something that more resembles his post-injury status?
If both sides agree to approach it with fairness (does Roy feel his payday is warranted now?) it could keep from having to drive a player like him out of town just because he got a max contract before an injury.
That may sound naive to think of a player (and his agent) "giving back" money but who's gonna stick up for common sense in an effort to make something like this right?
If someone cares to school me on the thinking and mechanics of guaranteed contracts or anything else in place that's preventing this approach I'm all ears.