I think some front offices would think you were bonkers if you offered him MLE. I think he's good enough he could get more than that... I'd see if we could get him at MLE and if that wasn't enough I'd try really hard to work a sign and trade (Ed, TB, and whoever we drafted this year) I think we could go to $15M and the assets/flexibility might be more appealing to them than signing him to a long term deal. If he goes for less than MLE I will be pissed we didn't try. I'd give him every option he wants on the MLE (length, player options, etc.). I think he has a high floor and all-star potential.