I am no capologist that is for sure. But I also try and stay away from that word restructure. And I wasn't talking about all the vet contracts. Just three. Beast, Gross, and maybe Godfrey.
I said redo. As in renegotiate, or an extension. Beast should be up for that, after all, he has been paid plenty to not play. Maybe it is time for him to give back?
Gross is on the tail end of his career, does he want to go through the cut/resign route? Maybe he will redo, maybe he won't. But if we can, we take care of the rookies.
Godfrey is another thing all together. Is he worth the trouble? Redo his contract and let him stay? Cut him and move on? IMO, do a risk/reward analysis and offer him a fair contract. And hope he takes it.
Redo a couple contracts and we can have some playing around money. Along with a few cuts. Canty will be cheapish. so will a lot of players. We don't need a ton of money to be players, just enough to do 3 maybe 4 upgrades. That shouldn't be all that difficult.
tl/dr version. IF al whole lotta maybe's happen. We gonna be very good. And if just some of them happen we are gonna be good. Either way. my giddy says Gettlemen gots this.
Restructuring contracts just pushes the cost and hit out a few years. We are in really bad shape for several years. Pushing more out into the next few years could prove to be a really bad decision.
However, Rivera is in a win now mode. Will definitely be interesting how they balance the win-now with fixing our situation for long-term and consistent future health.