Can we discuss the tidbits in this thread or should there be another for that? What would the purpose of declining the team option so you could put money on your books earlier? I know it would make the player happy, but is there a point for the team?
Yes. If they do it this year he’s a restricted free agent and so they can match any offer. If they wait until next year he’s unrestricted.
“When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”