I doubt he'd sign that either - but at least you're getting closer with that. Just an FYI, Gardiner signed that because of how leery GMs were of his back issues. I wouldn't call a 27% cut a "slight pay cut". Schultz is going to get paid for 2 reasons. 1) 2x Cup champion, 2) Because he's a quality RD. The fact his production has been going down since his career season won't matter at all.