Yeah, I've read your post. No need to keep linking it in thread after thread. I didn't really read anything that I haven't read before by other people with knee jerk reactions to what JR has done this season.
The fact that you seem to be dismissing is that JR has always had great relations with his players, and this has been stated over and over again in the press by the players. You seem to operate under the notion that JR isn't communicating with this team. I would be willing to bet that there has been more than one dialog between the FO and the players and agents concerning the teams position going forward.
See, there is no guarantee at this point on what the salary cap will be and how contracts will be set up after the new CBA is in place. Teams that make multiple long term contracts in an uncapped year under expiring CBA terms may potentially be severely handicapping themselves going forward. JR has intentionally held off on offering any new large contracts until after the negotiations are complete. But I would think you are mistaken to believe that there have not been talks concerning their intended direction once a CBA is in place with the players.
My reactions are anything but knee jerk. Seems, too, that you chose to gloss over what I have posted. I've been talking this since March.
Good relations with the players, yes. "Stated over and over again in the press by the players", uh, not exactly. No one is talking about their owner this year. And of course he's communicating. But what is he communicating? We can only speculate, you too. Zippo, zilch, nadda is what I've heard. When there is no dialogue, actions mean more, speak louder than words would. I would hope our FO has spoken to the agents of our RA's. Have they spoken to all the agents? What will future FA's and their agents think? Best of intentions does not always carry the day.
For how smart these men are, I can not believe that the owners don't have a very good idea of what the salary cap will be whatever the agreement comes to. How could they negotiate without knowing that??? Why do you think they won't open their books to the union? It's a power they have in the negotiations right now.
I am an optimist, I don't knee jerk over anything. I also can see reality for what it is.