From the Herald article, this reminder that this isn’t baseball and we aren’t the Yankees. This is the piece that fans need to consider when they start drooling over Peppers considerable talent…
“His arrival, should it come to pass, would have an interesting ripple effect across the roster, particularly on the team’s huge 2010 free agent class. Assuming Peppers cashes in on a long-term deal, the Pats would be left with dwindling resources with which to extend potential free agents Vince Wilfork [stats], Logan Mankins [stats] and Richard Seymour [stats].”
“Assuming the Pats make Wilfork the priority of that group, Seymour could be the odd man out. He signed a four-year, $30 million extension in 2006 and has been slowed by injuries virtually ever since. He finally approached his old form last season.”
I’m not saying they shouldn’t do it, just that I’m not thrilled about losing Seymour next year.