Staying home a popular choice

For many free agents, keeping status quo trumped allure of greener pastures

Originally Published: March 9, 2010
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

In free agency, the money is typically a lot greener on the other side of the street.

That isn't always true, though, for the grass.

"It's usually an individual thing, and every player is a different case," said prominent agent Brian Mackler of Manhattan-based Sportstars, one of the most aggressive and active negotiators in the earliest stages of free agency. "Sometimes, it goes beyond just the money involved. It can vary from player to player. … And, really, sometimes it's a ...

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