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Old 03-18-2002, 04:57 AM   #2
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As a club that is still partially owned by the same family that founded it in 1925, the Giants have always tended to have a "close-to-the-vest" attitude toward player salaries - the contrast between them and the (American League) baseball team across the Hudson couldn't be sharper. So it wouldn't surprise me to see them let Strahan leave - and remember that under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, the Giants would receive special "compensatory picks" from the league if he does go and the Giants don't sign a free agent of comparable stature away from somebody else during the same off-season; and in this case, it would be a first-rounder - at least (the maximum under the rules is two #1s, but it could also be a #1 plus a #2 or a #1 plus a #3).

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