If you have a single track mind and believe that only one player of an entire free agency class is able to make your team substantially better, then sure, sign that player right away. But to my point, that player is almost always going to be an elite player, which Myers isn't. In terms of non-elite players, I believe these players fit into general classes, and good GMs are able to appreciate this and negotiate with multiple players in the class. This puts them in the best position to sign a player from the particular class on the best terms. This strategy requires flexibility and an appreciation that there are different styles of players, all within the same class, which offer different attributes, but generally all improve the team in a similar way. Benning is shockingly poor at this, and always seems to rigidly target one player. When it becomes clear that a GM does not think that there are any other players in a player's class, then the target player has a huge amount of leverage leading to a poor contract. Benning is like a guy walking into Best Buy that is set on buying a 55 inch Sony TV. Upon his arrival, Benning sees that every TV, including other Sony's of different sizes, is discounted by 50% but is unwilling to buy any of these TVs and settles on the 55 inch Sony TV at full price. Is there any evidence that the likelihood of suffering injury is hereditary, or is this just baseless speculation?