meh, this has been standard practice for teams for years. i mean revolutionary and hard is it to adopt and abide by the idea that you don't pay over market value esp. for mediocre talent, that you round up the bottom of your roster with cheap experienced talent on one year contracts, and that you don't overpay guys just because they are homegrown and you like them?
Different market now than before. All 32 GMs now look better than 1-2yrs ago
hurney paid people too much. there's a reason that when most teams were having trouble writing contracts with rosenhaus clients we weren't...we gave him what he wanted.
i have no reason to believe that hurney would have done things close to the way or as well as gettleman has. hurney's way of dealing with the cap situation THAT HE CREATED would have been what he always did and restructure contracts by pushing the hit back instead of cutting it out.