Yes, he is available for trade....do I want him back? HELL NO!
Posted by Michael David Smith on March 26, 2014
Last month, when Jason La Canfora of CBS reported that the Dolphins were trying to trade Mike Wallace, the Dolphins denied it. But the report isnít going away.
La Canfora reported today that the Dolphins have renewed their attempts to trade Wallace during the league meetings, and that some interested teams are doing their homework on Wallace. La Canfora even floats the possibility of a trade between the Dolphins and Eagles, sending DeSean Jackson to Miami and Wallace to Philadelphia.
However, Wallaceís contract makes him a tough player to trade. The Dolphins would take an immediate cap charge of $8.8 million if they trade him before June 1. And more importantly, any team that trades for Wallace would be taking on his fully guaranteed salary of $15 million this season. Does anyone seriously believe any other team is going to pay Wallace $15 million, fully guaranteed, this season?
By trying to trade Wallace, new Dolphins G.M. Dennis Hickey is acknowledging that he thinks former Dolphins G.M. Jeff Ireland wasted a lot of Stephen Rossís money and a lot of the teamís cap space when he signed Wallace to a five-year, $60 million contract this season. Itís highly unlikely that any other team would be willing to trade for that contract.
The Dolphins will have to provide additional compensation for another team to take him.
Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, hear the lamentations of their women.
And this is the entire problem with the idea of the Steelers trading him...
Not only would another team have had to give up a high draft pick to the Steelers, they would have given Wallace an exorbitant contract as well...nobody wanted to do that with the Steelers then and nobody wants to do that now...
The Steelers did maximize their return...
It appears that getting rid of that diva may have been addition by subtraction.
Man $15 million.....i liked wallace and all but that is INSANE